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Ten Must-Have Gadgets For Grilling Season

LongIsland.com

It's time to fire up the grill and get your backyard cookout sizzlin' with the best new grill tools and gadgets

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Venture 25-Quart Cooler 

First things first, a place to keep all your grilling meats and items is key. You don't want to end up running back and forth into the house to grab everything from your regular refrigerator. This one makes a handy companion with its spacious 25-quart interior, secure closure that keeps everything in and the backyard out, and a slanted bottom for easy drainage. $229

 

Grill Tool Set 

You might have seen lots of Cuisinart gadgets in your mom’s kitchen, but they also make grade-A grill tools. The sleek wooden handles on each one in this set make for an extra classy grill session. Inside the portable case, you’ll find a stainless steel spatula, skewers, corn on the cob holders, a grill brush, tongs, and a fork. $24

 

Stainless Steel Roasting Rack 

Help your peppers cook evenly and keep them from burning with the help of this stainless steel rack. Varying hole sizes ensure you can grill items of all shapes and sizes. A convenient corer makes it easy to quickly take out the stems and seeds before putting them in. $17

 

Himalaya Salt BBQ Plank 

Give your food more flavor instantly without adding tons of spices and rubs. By placing this salt block on your grill, you’ll instantly enhance the taste and delight everyone’s palate. You can even serve your grub on it afterward. It’s naturally antibacterial as well, so all it needs is a wipe-down and then it’s ready to go again for the next outdoor party. $30

 

Portable BBQ Grilling Basket 

There are lots of tools you could buy out there to beef up (pun intended) your grill game, but this multi-purpose grill basket is truly necessary. It makes it easy to grill meats, fish, fruit, and various other delicate foods that could easily fall through your grill rack. $20

 

Kabob Grilling Baskets 

Similarly, these four baskets help you make knockout kabobs, which can be tricky to cook fully with their uneven shape. They help you assemble and get the skewers on the grill quickly with no mess left, guaranteeing the perfect kabob every time. $23

 

Meat Thermometer 

No need to play a guessing game any longer. Make sure your meat is perfectly cooked every time. Within 4-5 seconds you’ll know if that chicken, pork, burger, or hot dog needs to cook a little longer before chowing down thanks to this thermometer. $11

 

Dry Rub Shaker

Infuse your food with your favorite flavors without actually making contact with raw meat. This shaker which evenly distributes your rub on each side (flip with tongs). The silicone top helps tenderize the proteins in your meat and create openings for the spices to be worked in for greater taste. $8

 

BBQ Gloves

In the case of grilling, traditional oven mitts just won’t do. These flexible and durable heat-resistant gloves offer grip and control with full-finger maneuverability. No more burns or slips. $16

 

Western Red Cedar Wraps 

Adding flavor to some items but not all without using a plank is possible with these convenient papers. They come equipped with natural string too to make it easier to wrap any food in delicious cedar notes. No one will ever complain that anything you grill in these tastes bland. $7