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5 Must-Have BBQ Accessories
May 17, 2019

Are you looking forward to hosting some amazing BBQs this year? Before you start heating up the grill, read through this list to see what the most essential grilling accessories are this season.

Are you looking forward to hosting some amazing BBQs this year? Before you start heating up the grill, read through this list to see what the most essential grilling accessories are this season.

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The Right Utensils

The Right Utensils

The most important tools to have when grilling, aside from the grill itself, are the right utensils. Make sure to buy stainless steel spatulas and tongs specifically made for grilling, which will have long handles that keep your hands away from heat and flames. Also, remember to get a quality grate brush to keep the grates of your grill in good shape. When it comes to basting brushes, look for one made of silicone, which can withstand intense heat, and will prevent you and your guests from eating stray bristles.

The most important tools to have when grilling, aside from the grill itself, are the right utensils. Make sure to buy stainless steel spatulas and tongs specifically made for grilling, which will have long handles that keep your hands away from heat and flames. Also, remember to get a quality grate brush to keep the grates of your grill in good shape. When it comes to basting brushes, look for one made of silicone, which can withstand intense heat, and will prevent you and your guests from eating stray bristles.

TIP!
Soak your wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes to prevent them from catching fire.
Photos Courtesy of: www.marthastewart.com
TIP!
Soak your wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes to prevent them from catching fire.
Photos Courtesy of: www.marthastewart.com
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Grilling Vegetable Basket

Grilling Vegetable Basket

Of course meat is typically the star of the show when it comes to grilling, but what about your side dishes? Having a grilling basket provides a way to easily grill up your onions, peppers, squash, or asparagus without losing them in the grates. A vegetable grilling basket is one of those things that seems unnecessary until you use it, and then you can’t imagine life without it.

Of course meat is typically the star of the show when it comes to grilling, but what about your side dishes? Having a grilling basket provides a way to easily grill up your onions, peppers, squash, or asparagus without losing them in the grates. A vegetable grilling basket is one of those things that seems unnecessary until you use it, and then you can’t imagine life without it.

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03.

Transfer and Serving Dishes

Transfer and Serving Dishes

You will need a way to carry your food and drinks to and from the house. For this, a serving tray is ideal. They offer plenty of space, and even become a great decor piece. Once your meat and vegetables are cooked, you will want to place them on some nice and clean serving dishes. Have a few handy, so that you can keep meat and vegetables separate for your guests.

You will need a way to carry your food and drinks to and from the house. For this, a serving tray is ideal. They offer plenty of space, and even become a great decor piece. Once your meat and vegetables are cooked, you will want to place them on some nice and clean serving dishes. Have a few handy, so that you can keep meat and vegetables separate for your guests.

DIY!
Use an old cabinet door! Sand and paint, then attach two cabinet pulls at the top and bottom of the door.
Photos Courtesy of: www.shadesofblueinteriors.com
DIY!
Use an old cabinet door! Sand and paint, then attach two cabinet pulls at the top and bottom of the door.
Photos Courtesy of: www.shadesofblueinteriors.com
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04.

Pizza Stone

Pizza Stone

If you love pizza, (and who doesn’t?) then you absolutely need to try making it yourself, and cooking it on the grill. The high heat creates a crust that is crispy and flavorful. Pizza is also a great food to prepare with the whole family. When shopping for a pizza stone to use on the grill, look for one with handles so that you can safely move it on and off the grill. Be sure to use oven mitts when moving your pizza stone to avoid burning your hands.

If you love pizza, (and who doesn’t?) then you absolutely need to try making it yourself, and cooking it on the grill. The high heat creates a crust that is crispy and flavorful. Pizza is also a great food to prepare with the whole family. When shopping for a pizza stone to use on the grill, look for one with handles so that you can safely move it on and off the grill. Be sure to use oven mitts when moving your pizza stone to avoid burning your hands.

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05.

Grill Griddle

Grill Griddle

If you want some variety of food that you can make outside, consider getting a griddle for your grill. With a griddle that can sit on top of the grill, you will be able to make foods that would typically fall through the grates, such as fried rice, eggs, hash browns, and even pancakes! Now you can host a backyard brunch party and be the envy of the neighborhood.

If you want some variety of food that you can make outside, consider getting a griddle for your grill. With a griddle that can sit on top of the grill, you will be able to make foods that would typically fall through the grates, such as fried rice, eggs, hash browns, and even pancakes! Now you can host a backyard brunch party and be the envy of the neighborhood.

TIP!
Season your grill grate with half an onion dipped in canola oil to prevent meat from sticking to the grates.
Photos Courtesy of: www.thehomedowelier.com
TIP!
Season your grill grate with half an onion dipped in canola oil to prevent meat from sticking to the grates.
Photos Courtesy of: www.thehomedowelier.com