The Best Grilling Accessories for 2021

Whether you're buying a gift for dad, replacing an old favorite grill tool, or looking for the best way to level up your outdoor kitchen, it's important to know which grill tools and accessories are dominating the market. There are a ton of lists out there, but we've done our research and compiled a list of the most useful, problem-solving, game changing grill accessories you NEED to have in your kitchen.

In 2020, the cooking at home movement really took off. With the COVID19 crisis, among other unrest, we were all stuck at home. Many people put their energy into their backyard oasis, rather than outsourcing their getaway to Caribbean or European vacations. This created a perfect market for grillmasters everywhere to take their grill, patio, backyard, or deck to the next level.

If that sounds like something you'd like to do, you're in the right place. First thing's first: it doesn't matter if you're buying for you or someone else, the important things are quality, innovation, and utility. You want the products to solve a problem AND look awesome, not one or the other. 

In the search for the best grilling accessories, we took all of these things into account, crunched some numbers, and developed the best list of the best grilling accessories for the best grillmasters, both amateur and professional. 

5. Extreme Heat Resistant BBQ Gloves 

grill gloves

Owning a pair of "grilling gloves" may seem a bit out of the box at first, but these gloves are the real deal. And lets be honest, safety is important. These gloves don't limit dexterity, they don't catch on fire, and the don't take any of the fun out of grilling your favorite meals! If anything, they will make people take you a little more seriously on the grill. 

Find them here: Grill Heat Aid Grilling Gloves

4. Non-stick Grilling Mat 

If you've never used one, grilling mats are one of the biggest game changers in the grilling world. This option from Grillight is the highest heat safe on the market (up to 600F). They work on gas, charcoal, and electric grills, as well as smokers, AND they are flexible, reusable, and dishwasher safe. Oh, and cleaning your grill afterwards? Don't worry about it, just use the mat. What more could you ask for?

Find them here: Grillight Non-Stick Griddle Mat

3. Chimney Starter

We've all been there. You need to get that fire hot, fast. A chimney starter is a necessity for any level of griller. In fact, if you don't use a chimney starter, you're missing out on a major life hack. However, there are tons of options, so we've narrowed it down for you. This one from Weber has plenty of capacity, great reviews, and a reputation to back it up (and its on Amazon!).

Find it here: Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

2. Wood Grill Scraper/Cleaner


Have you heard of The Grate Scrape? You should have by now. Made from real red oak and beech hardwood, and using NO WIRE BRISTLES, their wooden grill scraper gradually forms to your grill grate so the longer you use it, the better it works! Also, they have a few different size options and model options to choose from.

Find it here: The Grate Scrape Wood Grill Cleaner

1. LED Grill Light Spatula + Tongs Gift Set

This product line is the textbook definition of "game changer." Not only are the tools made from high quality, restaurant-grade stainless steel, but they have LED GRILL LIGHTS BUILT INTO THE HANDLES. The grill lights don't fall out or get in the way (but they are removable), they are water-resistant (in case you leave them outside), they are battery powered (AAs included), and they come with a Lifetime Warranty. The Grillight Guarantee: These are the LAST grill tools you'll ever need.

Find them here: Grillight 2pc LED Gift Set


I truly hope this has been helpful, and I wish you all good luck in your grill-mastering endeavors! 

Until next week,

Hannah :) 

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