Tools you need for BBQ

Besides being a fun social activity, grilling can also be beneficial to your wellbeing. There’s more to BBQ than just red meat, now you can find options like salmon with roasted veggies & peanut sauce or grilled avocado & albacore tuna salad.

Here are 12 recommendations:

1. Spatula

Unlike regular kitchen spatulas, BBQ spatulas are more robust and heat-resistant, making them perfect for flipping delicate items such as salmon steaks or turkey burgers that have a tendency to stick to the grill.

2. Tongs

Tongs are essential for easily flipping and removing food from the grill without damaging it, as well as serving hot food straight from the grill to your plate. opt for a pair of tongs with longer handles to keep your hands safe from heat.

Essential for transporting just about anything to and from the grill, flipping foods that don’t fall apart, and stirring whatever is cooking in a BBQ basket.

3. Knife

A dull knife is the bane of every cook’s existence. Whether you’re slicing flank steak or checking chicken, a sharp blade is key. Invest in a high-quality, durable knife that will last for years to come.

4. Meat thermometer

No one wants to eat undercooked chicken or overcooked steak. Invest in a meat thermometer for precise temperature readings and perfectly cooked meats every time.

5. Fork

Just the thing for steadying food on the grill, moving it around, and sneaking a sample bite without anyone seeing.

6. Brush

A BBQ brush is a must-have for cleaning the grates before and after cooking, ensuring that you have a clean surface to work with each time. Look for one with durable stainless steel bristles to tackle even the toughest stuck on food residue. It helps in healthy barbequing.

7. Grill basket

Perfect for grilling veggies and delicate items such as shrimp or fish, grill baskets keep everything contained while still allowing heat and smoke to circulate for even cooking.

8. Marinade injector

For meats with a tougher texture, use a marinade injector to infuse them with flavor all the way through before grilling. Injecting also helps keep your meat tender and juicy while cooking.

9. Grill mat or foil

Grill mats provide a non-stick surface for grilling delicate items such as fish, without fear of them sticking or falling through the grates. Foil can also be used for this purpose and makes clean up a breeze.

10. Grill glove

Protect your hands from heat with a grill glove, allowing you to easily handle hot grills, tools, and food.

11. Skewers

Skewers are great for grilling kebabs, satay, or any small bite-sized items that may otherwise fall through the grill. Soak wooden skewers in water before using to prevent them from burning on the grill.

With these tools in your arsenal, you’ll be sure to impress at your next barbecue gathering. Happy grilling!

It’s time to bring out the grill and get cooking.