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5 Must-Have Grilling Accessories for BBQ Fun

Renee Valdes
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Use grilling accessories such as the Himalayan salt plate for great tasting food ll The Home Depot Garden Club

Make outdoor cooking fun and easy with grilling accessories that will help get your dinner sizzling. 

With the right tools, you can kick up your grill game.

There’s no shortage of grill accessories to entice you to make everything from shrimp and shish kebobs to pizza and avocado toast on the grill.


Grilling accessories for grilling like a pro ll The Home Depot Garden Club

1. Himalayan salt plate

Heat a Himalayan salt plate on your grill to get natural and lightly-seasoned flavors. These plates come in a range of sizes and can withstand high heat. Try a Himalayan salt plate with a steel frame holder (pictured above), which helps preserve and extend its useful life.  

Because Himalayan salt is naturally antimicrobial, it’s easy to clean and requires no cleansers. 

This just might be your new favorite grill accessory.


Get a pit mitt and up your BBQ game ll The Home Depot Garden Club

2. Grill Mitt

Get a handle on your grill with a grill mitt to keep your hands safe while grilling out.

Try the Charcoal Companion Pit Mitt. Its individual fingers mean a lighter touch. This mitt works for both left and right handed grillers because it’s reversible.


Corn grilling basket for cooking ll The Home Depot Garden Club

3. Corn grilling basket

You can easily grill corn with an adjustable non-stick corn grilling basket that holds four ears of any length. The basket lets you make height adjustments to fit any thickness of corn. 

Also great for the grill, try a chili pepper rack with a corer. This tool is perfect for grilling up to 18 stuffed jalapenos. You can also try grilling baby zucchini or any other vegetable that fits. 

Don’t forget, you can always add a gourmet touch and flavor your veggies with an herb-filled butter.


Use skewers on the grill for a whole meal ll The Home Depot Garden Club

4. Skewers

Thread your favorite vegetables, meats and poultry onto skewers and brush on your favorite marinades or seasonings. Try using stainless steel kabob skewers or, if you use the wooden variety, shown above, be sure to soak them 30 minutes prior to grilling.

To handle them on your hot grill, use a grill mitt, as mentioned above.


Prep your grill by cleaning it well. ll The Home Depot Garden Club

5. Cleaning tools

For a clean grill every time, take care of all your grates with a grill brush utensil made to withstand the heat.

The twisted design of the Charcoal Companion Triple Spiral Safe-Scrub brush head helps prevent bristle loss during cleaning while the nylon bristles reduce the risk of food contamination.

Another option comes as a natural alternative to a bristle grill brush. The heat-resistant wooden scraping paddle removes grilling debris. The heat and pressure from cleaning will slowly shape this paddle so it fits the grates perfectly, giving your grill a custom clean.    

Be sure to heat up your grill grates before you clean. Then, pick your favorite cleaning utensil to get the job done.  

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