Top Grilling Accessories

Top Grilling Accessories

Having a nice gas grill in your backyard is the first part of being able to create delicious outdoor meals with that perfect barbecue flavor. However, if you're looking to expand your horizons and cook food that you would've never have thought of on your gas barbecue then you need some of these grilling accessories. These grilling accessories are a must have for any backyard enthusiast.

Grilling Baskets

Grilling Basket

Rated one of the best accessories to own for your gas grill, Grilling Baskets allow you to cook a variety of foods without having to worry about the food falling through the grates or flaring up and charring. Grill baskets come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are able to hold foods like vegetables, fish, quesadillas, sausages, meatballs and more. All of these grilling baskets feature a locking design. Once you secure your food in the basket, it's ready for the grill. This makes it easy to flip over the food without having to do it individually. Cleaning the grill basket is easier than using them, they're all top-rack dishwasher safe.

Meat Claws

Meat Claws

Also referred to as meat handler forks, meat claws allow the griller to pull pork, beef and brisket in half the time compared to the conventional fork method. Meat forks usually have up to six sharp teeth at the end of the claw to allow you to shred apart the meat within second. These products were designed to mimic a bear claw and feature the same lifelike design. Not only do the meat forks allow you to shred in just minutes they also allow you to carry large pieces of meat with ease. Mostly featuring a stainless steel or plastic design, these units are dishwasher safe.

Marinade Brush

Marinade Brush

Marinade brushes, also called basting brushes, feature a silicone or boar hair bristle brush and comes with a variety of handles. Marinade brushes are used for basting oils, liquids or sauces onto barbecued food to keep the food moist during the cooking process. When shopping for marinade brushes you'll come across some that also have a sauce pot, a cup that holds your basting sauce. Recently, basting brushes have come standard with rubber and heat resistant heads.

Meat Racks

Meat Racks

Meat racks come in a variety of sizes and offer the ability to hold various types of meat similar to the grilling baskets. From ribs to beer can chicken, meat racks allow you the ability to grill large quantities of meat without taking up a ton of room on your grill because the pieces of meat sit vertically in each rack. For instance, meat racks allow you to cook up to 6 slabs of ribs in the same amount of space it would take you to cook one lying flat on the cooking surface.

Pizza On The Grill

Pizza on the Grill

Who would've thought that a day would come when you can cook pizzas on your barbecue grill? That day is here and we have more products then you can think of to make the perfect artisan style pizza. With a wide variety of pizza stones ranging in size, pizza peels varying in different materials and lengths, and a variety of pizza accessories there's no reason you won't find exactly what you're looking for to achieve the perfect home cooked pizza.

Salt Plates

Salt Plate

A salt plate, or salt block, is sourced from natural deposits found in the Himalayas. This plate allows you to cook food while adding dense and complex flavor to all types of meat. It is able to withstand hot and freezing cold temperatures allowing you the ability to cook virtually anything on it. Heat the salt plate on your grill to sear steak and shrimp kabobs or freeze it and add a hint of salt to foods like ice cream, cheese and vegetables. Salt Plates are naturally anti-microbial and are easy to clean.

Prep Trays

Prep Trays

It's not every day that you come across a barbecue accessory product and you think "I have to have this!" If you don't already have a prep tray underneath your barbecue grill, you need to get one. Have you ever walked outside with two full plates of raw food to immediately run back inside to clean the plate in time to carry back the cooked food? Prep trays will save you time and clean up. The Charcoal Companion Versatile Grill Station is an amazing product that features two separate tubs; a tub for raw food and a tub for cooked food. It is also a place to put your grilling tools, a resalable lid and the ends of the bins can be labeled with a dry erase marker for dates and food content so you'll know what you have in each bin.

Skewers

Skewers

If you have never grilled with skewers, you're missing out! Skewers give the griller the ability to put various types of food onto a stick for grilling all at once. Food on a skewer is also known as kabobs. There are various recipes for incorporating different foods onto a skewer. Skewers make it fun to grill vegetables, meats, and even fruits. Skewers come in a variety of styles and lengths. There are bamboo, black metal, and stainless steel. Some skewers feature a flexible wire. Whatever skewers you decide to purchase, we know you'll enjoy mixing it up a little on the grill.

Wood Chips

Wood Chips

One of the best ways to get that perfect smoky barbecue flavor into your meat is to use wood chips. Wood chips come in a variety of flavors and pair well with a variety of different foods. The best way to incorporate wood chips into your barbecue is to purchase a stainless steel smoke box, to hold and smoke the wood chips during grilling. If you'd like to learn more about wood chips and their flavor greatness, head over to our smoking guide and learn how to grill with wood chips and wood chunks.

Grate Oilers

Grate Oilers

Oiling your cooking grate is essential to minimize food sticking to the cooking surface. Oil from the refillable reservoir is released with a little pressure into a wide, dimpled silicone surface, which acts as a basting brush. A heat shield protects your hand while a little tray catches any excess oils. The plastic and silicone parts can withstand high heat and are dishwasher safe. Never have food stick to your cooking surface again. Turn your gas grill into a non-stick cooking surface with a grate oiler.