Trying to grill a delicious meal without the right grilling accessories is a lot like staining your deck with only a 2″ brush – yea you can do it, but why would you?
Grilling is supposed to be fun and enjoyable, and having the right tools for the job has a lot to do with that. Of course, none of us need every grilling accessory known to man, but a few key pieces of gear can make your time in front of the grill a lot better. In fact, some can make the finished product a lot better too. Something that you and your hungry guests will appreciate.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at 49 grilling accessories designed to make grilling easier and grilled food taste even better. I hope by the end of this article you will have found some new grilling gear that you didn’t know you needed but now you have to have!
Want to see some of our favorite grilling accessories from the list below? Check out this table highlighting some of the best products available!
1. Buddeez Kingsford Charcoal Kaddy
Lets face it. There really isn’t a good spot to leave your half used charcoal bag lying around. It doesn’t look great laying on the deck and its too inconvenient to keep stored in the shed.
The Buddeez Kingsford Charcoal Kaddy is the perfect solution. Its rugged weatherproof design keeps your charcoal fresh, dry, and ready to use at a moments notice. Plus, it looks a lot better sitting next to the grill than a half empty bag of Kingsford.
2. Weber Compact Rapidfire Chimney Starter
One of the biggest drawbacks to charcoal grilling is the time it takes to get the coals lit and hot enough to cook with. I mean, who really wants to spend 30 minutes tending to charcoal and then start cooking?
Fortunately this charcoal chimney starter by Weber helps get your coals lit and hot in no time. Cut your prep time in half and get to cooking that delicious meal!
3. Cuisinart Deluxe Grill Set (20 Piece)
No grillmasters arsenal is complete without a set of deluxe grilling tools. This 20 piece stainless steel grilling set by Cuisinart comes packed with everything you need to start cooking up delicious meals right away!
It even comes with an aluminum storage case so you can neatly pack your tools away when you’re done. Overall, this is an amazing grilling tool set at an even better price.
4. Ofargo Stainless Steel Meat Injector
Want to add some additional flavor to your meats? Why not do so with this marinade injector by Ofargo? It comes with 3 different meat needles, high capacity marinade tube, basting brush, cleaning brush, and a storage box.
5. Char-Broil Electric Charcoal Starter
Looking for another way to get your coals started that doesn’t involve dousing them in lighter fluid? Why not try the Char-Broil Electric Charcoal Starter?
Simply plug it up, wait for it to get hot, and set it on your coals. Your charcoal will be ready to use in no time!
6. Weston Burger Double Hamburger Press
This hamburger press is the perfect tool for whipping up patties that are perfectly round, consistent, and ready to be grilled. Its also great for making stuffed burgers, crab cakes, sausage patties, and more!
This essential grilling accessory is simple to use, easy to clean, and makes grilling that much more enjoyable.
7. Cuisinart Cast Iron Grill Press
Grill presses are a great way to make your meals a little bit healthier by squeezing out excess fats, oils, and grease from your meats.
This grill press by Cuisinart weighs nearly three pounds, has a sleek wooden handle, and best of all (kind of) leaves awesome looking grill marks on your food!
8. Portable Outdoor Table & Storage Cabinet
Need more prep space or just a place to store all your grilling accessories? Check out this portable outdoor table and storage cabinet.
It features a stainless steel top, 4 hook hangers, weather resistant resin construction, and a huge storage area perfect for keeping a spare bag of charcoal in.
9. Propane Tank Cover
Tired of seeing that ol’ rusty, dirty propane tank cluttering up your otherwise pristine grilling area? Slap a tank cover on it!
Is it really necessary? Not really, but it looks great and for around $11 bucks, why not?
10. Grillart Grill Brush / Scraper
Keeping your grill clean is essential. Not only does it add to the lifespan of your grill, well cleaned grills make for better tasting food! A big part of the cleaning process can be done with a good grill brush and scraper.
This grill brush is great for charcoal, gas, smokers, porcelain grates, and infrared grills alike!
11. Grill Trade Tumbleweeds Fire Starters
These organic fire starters are made of all natural pine wood shavings and food grade wax. This makes them perfectly safe to cook with, or simply light your coals with.
Simply light one fire starter, throw it on the coals and let the magic happen. This is another great way to light your coals quickly and easily.
12. BBQ Dragon Fire Starter Fan
Dont want to wait 30 minutes for your coals to light and heat up? Speed up the process by adding some extra airflow!
This fire starter fan by BBQ Dragon clips on easily to grills of all shapes and sizes. Its battery operated, features a long adjustable neck, and reduces the amount of time it takes to light and heat your charcoal drastically!
13. Waterproof Grill Cover
Keeping your grill covered when not in use is really the only way to help protect it from the elements. And, depending on how much you paid for your grill, keeping it in good shape is a must! After all, if you spent a few hundred bucks on a new grill, whats $30 more to keep it protected?
This waterproof grill cover is great for all types of grills and comes in multiple sizes.
14. Grill Dog Cedar Hog BBQ Grill Scraper
This cedar wood grill scraper is another essential grilling tool that most folks overlook.
Why would anyone want a wooden scraper when there are lots of metal ones out there? Because wooden scrapers don’t leave behind metal bristles like traditional grill brushes do. These metal bristles can be dangerous if they make there way onto your food and into your mouth!
15. Personalized Steak Branding Iron
Let the recipients of your perfectly grilled steak never forget where it came from! Stamp your initials on their steak, burger, or whatever else you’re cooking with this customizable steak branding iron!
16. Grillaholics Vegetable Grill Basket
Why cook your meats on the grill and your vegetables on the stove when you can cook everything in the same place? Add some grill flavor to your greens with this awesome vegetable grill basket by Grillaholics!
17. Meat Claws
Stop handling and shredding your meat the old fashion way! These stainless steel meat claws make shredding meats quick and easy. Plus, you look like Wolverine when you use them!
18. Himalayan Salt Block & Holder Set
Himalayan salt blocks are a great way to add some extra flavor to whatever you’re grilling. Simply place the salt block on the grill with your food on top and let it cook. This one even comes with a handy transport tray!
19. Brass Grill Scraper
This brass grill scraper is another great, safe, alternative to the traditional style metal bristle grill brush most of us have grown used to. With this scraper, theres no chance for metal bristles to fall off and make their way into your food. It even comes with an optional handle that you can use for more leverage.
20. Fish Grilling Basket
Cooking fish on the grill can be somewhat tricky because its so delicate. Thats where this fish grilling basket comes in. Now you can grill your fish quickly and easily without worrying about it falling apart!
21. Chef’s Apron
Man your grill in style with this awesome chefs apron. This high quality apron is made from 100% cotton, is machine washable, and comes with lots of pockets to help you keep all of your grilling gear close by!
22. Cedar Grilling Planks
Want to add some smokey cedar flavor to your next meal? This 12 pack of cedar planks is perfect for just that. To use, simply soak in water, throw them on the grill with your food on top, and let the magic happen. Doesn’t get much easier than that!
23. Grillaholics Grill Mats
24. Weber Gourmet Pizza Stone
Who says pizza has to be cooked in the oven? This pizza stone by Weber allows you to cook your pizza inside your grill. The stone is made from cordierite which helps absorb moisture, creating the perfect crust every time. It even comes with a carry rack to make transportation super easy.
25. KettlePizza Basic Pizza Oven Kit
Wanna turn your charcoal grill into a full blown pizza oven? This pizza oven kit comes with everything you need to start cooking pizza’s on your grill the right way.
Note: This kit only works with kettle style grills.
26. Rib-O-Lator Barbecue Rotisserie
Turn your grill into a full blown rotisserie with the Rib-O-Later Barbecue Rotisserie!
This rotisserie kit is perfect for medium to large grills and allows you to rotisserie ribs, fish, steaks, burgers, pork loins, or whatever you want quickly and easily.
27. Char-Broil Cast Iron Smoker Box
If you’ve ever grilled with wood chips, you know that one of the challenges is keeping them from catching on fire. But thats not really hard to do if you have a smoker box like this one. Its made of cast iron and has a vented top, ensuring that the smoky goodness makes its way right to your food.
28. ThermoPro Wireless Meat Thermometer
Want to monitor the temperature of your food from 300 ft. away? Probably not, but you could with the ThermoPro Wireless Meat Thermometer. Not only that, its accurate to within 1.8° F, helping ensure that your food is cooked to its proper temperature before serving it up to your guests.
29. Stainless Steel Grilling Skewers
Another great grilling accessory every grillmaster should have in his/her arsenal is a good set of stainless steel skewers. This 24 pack of skewers features ring top handles making it easy to maneuver your kebabs on the grill. They’re also dishwasher safe and come with a 2-year warranty!
30. SnS Slow ‘N Sear Deluxe
If you’re looking to add some versatility to your kettle grill, you’ve gotta check out the SnS Grills Slow ‘N Sear Deluxe. This handy invention allows you to cook with indirect heat, use less charcoal, and keep your meats moist by using the built in water reservoir. You can literally cook anything in any manner with the Slow ‘N Sear Deluxe.
31. Grilling Gloves
If theres ever a time you need to get handsy with your grill, you’re going to need a set of heat resistant grilling gloves. This set is heat resistant up to about 450° F, are made from BPA free silicone, and provide a textured, non-slip grip. They also come in 5 different colors!
32. Cave Tools Kebab Rack
This kebab rack by Cave tools is a grilling tool that’ll make your kebab cooking so much easier. Instead of placing your kebabs directly on the grill, you can elevate them instead. This works great for cooking kebabs on the grill or in the oven. This rack will hold 5 skewers at a time.
33. Kebab Grilling Baskets
Want to make some awesome kebabs without the use of skewers or kebab racks? You can always make use of a kebab grilling basket instead. This 4 piece set is perfect for those who want to make kebabs the fast and easy way.
Note: The handles of the baskets do get hot. You need to use heat resistant gloves when handling.
34. Stainless Steel Work Table
If you’ve got an 18″ or 22″ Weber Kettle grill (or similarly sized & shaped grill) and want a bit of working space to go with it, this stainless steel work table by Stanbroil is sure to fit the build. Featuring adjustable legs and 4 built in tool hooks, this is the perfect grill accessory for any grillmaster!
35. GrillPro Bacon Cooker Grill Rack
Stop cooking bacon in the microwave, on the stove or in the oven! Use your grill instead. This bacon grill rack is perfect for cooking bacon to perfection with your grill. It even comes with a handy tray that catches grease and makes transportation more convenient.
36. Weber Rib Rack
This Weber rib rack makes grilling ribs to perfection easier than you might think. Not only does it elevate your ribs off the grill grates, its dishwasher safe and holds 5 racks of ribs at a time.
37. King Kooker Jalapeno Grill Rack
Stuffed Jalapeno’s make for great snacks or appetizers. With this Jalapeno grill rack you can cook 36 Jalapeno’s at the same time to satisfy the tummy rumbling of your hungry guests before the main dish is served.
38. Wood Chip Grill Set
This 6 piece wood chip smoking set is perfect as a gift idea or as an entry to the world of wood chip smoking. It comes with a stainless steel smoker box, meat thermometer, hickory smoked sea salt, and 3 flavors of wood chips including cherry, hickory, and apple.
39. Charcoal Companion Grill Station
Getting all of your grilling supplies from the kitchen to the grill usually requires multiple trips back and forth. Not exactly efficient, right? With the Charcoal Companion Grill Station, you can carry all of grill gear including food, utensils, spices, etc. in one shot. How convenient is that!?
40. Cast Iron Oyster Grill Pan
Grill your oysters to perfection with this cast iron oyster grill pan. Not only is this pan built to last, it holds up to 12 oysters at a time! It also features a seasoned, non-stick coating for easy release and clean up.
41. Weber Handle Grill Light
The Weber Grill N Go Handle Grill Light is a great way to light up your grilling surface if you find yourself grilling in low light situations. It attaches quickly and easily to your grill handle and provides ample light to make night time grilling just as easy as grilling during the day.
42. Chicken Wing / Leg Rack
This stainless steel chicken wing / leg rack is an essential piece of grilling gear. It holds up to 14 legs or wings and features a handy drip pan underneath which doubles as a grilling tray for vegetables. Not only that, its easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
43. Personalized ‘King of the Grill’ Wooden Cutting Board
This unique wooden cutting board is a great way to let your friends and family know who the real “King of the Grill” is. Its made of heavy duty Hevea Wood and features a food safe protective varnish to keep it looking great use after use.
44. Western BBQ Smoking Wood Chips Variety Pack
Add some flavor to your grilling feast with this 4 pack of BBQ wood smoking chips. This variety pack includes cherry, hickory, mesquite, and apple wood chips, all designed to give your food a distinct taste that you’re guaranteed to love!
45. Beercan Chicken Rack
Want to add a hint of Dr. Pepper or your favorite beer into your grilled chicken? You need a beercan chicken rack. This stainless steel rack securely holds a 12. oz can of your favorite beverage in the center of your chicken, allowing the flavor to permeate from the inside creating a fun, unique tasting meal.
46. Outset Silicone Sop Mop/Basting Brush
Marinate your meats quickly and easily with this silicone basting brush. The silicone bristles hold more sauce than typical basting brushes, allowing you to cover large slabs of meat quickly. It features a rosewood handle for a comfortable grip, and the twist off head makes cleanup a breeze.
47. Cast Iron Reversible Grill / Griddle
This cast iron reversible grill / griddle is a must have grilling essential. Not only does the cast iron construction retain and distribute heat evenly, its seasoned with a natural, easy release finish that improves the more you use it. You can use this on the grill, in the oven, on the stove, or even over a campfire!
48. Fire Sense BBQ Tool Set Apron,
I know theres already one apron on the list but this one was too cool to leave off. This handy little apron comes with lots of built in pockets, ready to accept your arsenal of grilling gear. The best thing is, all the gear you’ll need is included!
49. Cheese Melting Dome
Nothing sucks worse than getting a cheeseburger with half melted cheese. Dont treat your hungry guests that way! Ensure the cheese on your burgers, or anything else for that matter, is properly melted with this handy little cheese melting dome by Nordic Ware.
As you can see, there are tons of great grilling accessories available. Of course, not all of them are essential, but each of them has a purpose and can make life in front of the grill a whole lot easier and more enjoyable, not only for you but for those you’re feeding as well.
I hope this article has been helpful and that you’ve found some new grilling gear to add to your arsenal. Thanks for reading and happy grilling!