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5 Must-Have Grilling Accessories for BBQ Fun

Renee Valdes
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Traeger grill

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

With the right tools, you can kick up your grill game. Get started with a grill, such as the Wifi-enabled Traeger grill and smoker (pictured above) that’s fueled by pellets.

From there, you’ll find no shortage of grill accessories to entice you to make everything from shrimp and shish kebobs to pizza and avocado toast. 

Must-Have Grilling Accessories

Himalayan salt plate for grilling

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) by Charcoal Companion, 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.

Grill tools

3. Grill Thermometer

From inexpensive to high-tech, check out the range of grill thermometers. For gadget-lovers, look for grill thermometers that offer the convenience of a smartphone app and grilling forks that conveniently double as thermometers. 

Skewers for grilling

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, 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.

If looking for a natural alternative to a bristle grill brush, consider the heat-resistant wooden scraping paddle to remove 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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