The Most Popular BBQ, Grill and Smoker Accessories
What is an amazing grill if you don’t have the accessories to back it up with?
I don’t know about you but I take pride in my accessories. I have been burnt (physically and metaphorically) many times thinking that I can just go out and get something that is cheap and ‘will get the job done’, It took years, but I have finally learned that if you buy good quality and keep it in tip top condition it will last forever.
In my accessory reviews I try to find an even ground between price, quality and functionality. I know we don’t all have big budgets to buy top of the range everything, and to be quite honest more often than not you don’t actually need the top of the range equipment if you know what features to look out for.
On its own a Big Green Egg is an essential every backyard should have. But what happens when you get one? How ca you really make your backyard the envy of the street? With these essential Big Green Egg accessories, thats how!
How many times have you cooked a mouth watering brisket and made a fool of yourself while carving it? We have all been there.. here is everything you need to know about carving knives and a couple of the best in my eyes.
The traditional wire grill brush has been having a hard time recently. They are not the safest tool to have in your tool kit. So what should you use then? Lets have a look at the best alternatives out there to keep you and your family safe.
Boning, Carving, Electric, Fillet and Slicing Knives
One knife does not fit all, and when buying a boning knife there are specific things you need to look out for. Find out everything you need to know about buying a new boning knife here!
Do you really need an electric fillet knife? No, not really. But if you do feel the calling of an electric fillet knife you need to read up on all the essentials to ensure that you are making the right choice!
Slicing a brisket is one of the most satisfying and crowd pleasing moments of any get together. Don’t make a mess of it because you don’t have the right equipment! This is what you need to know before buying a brisket knife.
Sharpening a knife is not quite as simple as it sounds if you have never been taught. Before sharpening a knife make sure you read my in depth guide to how to sharpen, what to use to sharpen and when to sharpen.
Usually you will only find meat slicers in your local deli or smokehouse, however, with the growing popularity of backyard smokers the demand for meat slicers is going up. Find out everything you need to know about them here.
A carving knife is essential to every pit masters tool kit. Without a decent knife there is a good chance that you will destroy your perfectly cook meat. When looking for a carving knife there is a few things you need to watch out for.
Thermometers and Temperature Accessories
Miscellaneous BBQ Accessories
Charcoal is charcoal right? Wrong! Before jumping on in and buying the first charcoal you see make sure you are buying the right one for your needs.
Everyone has their own top secret BBQ rub. Its also good to have a few back ups in the cupboard. Here are my favorite pre bought bbq rubs.
Can’t you just use scissors to cut chicken? Err not quite. If you are cooking a lot of poultry a decent pair of poultry shears is essential. Find out how to buy a pair.
If you have a gas grill and want the tasty and delicious results of a smoker there is a way out! Don’t fork out for a new smoker look into a smoke box.
If its for novelty purposes or strictly business a steak branding iron is a great tool to have. But watch out some are flimsy and not built for purpose!
In a perfect world a decent pair of gloves would be sold with each bbq, grill and smoker unit. But they don’t. If you don’t have a good set you are gambling!
Is a cutting board just a cutting board? Do you need a wood one? Or do you need a plastic one? Or does it matter?
If you are someone who loves cooking on the go a faux Cambro might be your new best friend! Check them out!
A cedar plank can add in a lot of flavor to your cooks with no effort at all.