There is nothing more satisfying than buying a new grill… except maybe buying accessories for your grill!
As men, generally, we never over accessorize. Until it comes to our cars, man caves and barbecues. So I feel it is our duty to go forth and treat ourselves when it comes to these areas.
There are thousands of accessories out there, each one would be essential in a perfect world where budget is not an issue, however here in the real world unfortunately we can’t all have everything we want.
So I have narrowed my list down to 10 essential grill accessories I feel every man should have in his arsenal. Enjoy!
FYI If you have a Big Green Egg Smoker and looking for accessories to fit that properly, head over and check the best Big Green Egg accessories I have come across.
The 10 Grill Accessories Everyone Must Have
1: BBQ Tool Kit
For every new griller it is important to get your tool kit started! This basic BBQ tool kit will give you the essentials you need. From here the sky is the limit.
2: Bristle Free Barbecue Grill Brush
Having clean and happy grill is essential to cooking delicious food. However, bristle brushes have been known to fall apart and end up leaving stray bristles on your grill and even in your food. Limit the risk and get a bristle free grill brush.
3: BBQ Grill Mat
Sometimes you don’t want that char on your food, or you don’t want a dirty, messy grill to clean up afterwards. A grill matt is great for protecting your grill and the food you cook. They are super easy to clean and can handle heats of up to 600 degrees.
4: 3-in-1 Stuffed Burger Press
Some people like a perfectly round burger.. and I am one of those people. There is nothing wrong with liking a nice round burger. We should all take pride in what we create. A burger press makes cooking the perfect smoked burger, slider or rissoles super simple. They are fantastic for when you are cooking for a crowd (or those really picky guests).
5: Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
A bluetooth thermometer is a BBQ accessory that I think should come standard with every grill, smoker or BBQ. Having a decent thermometer makes cooking the perfect turkey, brisket and pork should a simple task. With direct alerts to your phone what more can you ask for?
6: Bear Paws Shredder Claws
Not only do these bad boys make it look like you are a grizzly bear, they also tear up your meat into the perfect pulled consistency. These are ESSENTIAL if you often cook for a larger crowd, love pulled meat, or want to scare the kids!
7: Melting Dome
A melting dome is not something that a lot of grillers consider an essential, however, for those of us who love a burger it is. A melting dome is the best way to get a nice soft steamed bun and perfectly melted cheese.
Charlies Hot Tip
When Im grilling safety is my number one priority! You need to watch out for those around the grill along with yourself! Make sure you use grill gloves whenever your handling hot bits and bobs!
8: Vegetable Grill Basket
Vegetables and foods cut smaller can be difficult to cook on the grill, they always escape and burn. A grill basket keeps all your smaller foods in one place to they all cook evenly without burning.
9: Personalised Embroidered Apron
Far from an essential, but who doesn’t love a novelty BBQ apron? I know I loved mine when the kids got me one for Christmas a couple of years back!
10: Magnetic Hooks
Just a heads up. If you don’t have these. YOU NEED THEM. When you get some you won’t know how you ever owned a BBQ without them.
Charlies Hot Tip
I’m not sure if this is an accessory but I think its integral to a good BBQ! It’ rub, now it’s no secret that pork is my favorite meat to smoke or BBQ. So I have put together a list of the best pork rubs you can buy! Forget the sauce, rub is what its all about!