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12 Grilling Tools You Need This Summer

High-quality gear goes a long way.


Cooking directly over an open flame, or what we today call grilling, is fundamentally primitive. The tools should be similarly uncomplicated — nothing superfluous or excessively tricked out. Just simple, well-made tools to facilitate clean turns and lessen the risk of singed arm hairs. Below, find 12 of the best-made, most rudimentary grilling tools, all built to handle high heat and facilitate the perfect char.

Grilling Turner with Serrated Edge by OXO $13

16-Inch Grill Tongs by Rosle $32

Large Silicone Basting Brush by OXO $16

14-Inch Stainless Steel Skewers by Norpro $6

Grill Out Handle Light by Weber $23

18-Inch Bamboo Grill Brush by Weber $100

Leather Grill Gloves by Outset $20

Stainless Steel Outdoor Roaster by All-Clad $80

Javelin PRO Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer by Lavatools $50

Authentic Chef Apron by Tilit $80

Grill Plank Sampler Set by Wildwood Grilling $19+

Professional-Grade Vegetable Basket by Weber $20

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