Grilling has to be our favourite way to cook—especially when it’s warm enough outside to linger on the patio, deck or in the yard. But, what accoutrements do you really need, other than your trusty barbecue? We’ve got a few ideas of the perfect grill gear, whether it’s for a host or hostess gift, a summer housewarming gift or just a wee gift for the griller in your house.
Sometimes a regular burger is just not enough. You want one with the right stuff! This tool makes easy work of creating neatly stuffed 1/2 lb or 3/4 lb patties, and is just as easy to clean.
Outset Burger Stuffer, $13.49. Available at Well.ca.
To ensure maximum dexterity at the grill reach for these high-temperature gloves with silicone grip pattern on the palm. Two in each set.
Weber High-Temperature Silicone-Grip Grilling Gloves, $29.99. Available at WalMart.
These days, barbecue lighters come in all shapes and sizes. How about one that looks like a fishing rod or a screw driver? I mean…why not?
Novelty Barbecue Lighters, $16.99. Available at Barbecues Galore.
This ideal sized pot is perfect for barbecuing sauces. Features nesting handle for brush meaning no more lost brushes!
Outset Cast Iron Basting Pot and Brush, $35.99. Available at Well.ca.
It’s time to ditch the lighter fluid. The simplest and safest way to ignite your charcoal briquettes is with this Rapidfire Chimney Starter. Just fill it with briquettes, place it on top of lighter cubes or crumpled newspaper, and light.
Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter, $22.99. Available at Lowes.ca.
The Cookina Reusable Grilling Sheet is a great alternative to aluminum foil, grills up to up to 550°F and still delivers coveted grill marks! It’s also reusable and super-easy to clean.
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Cookina Reuseable Grilling Sheets, $14.99. Available at Canadian Tire.
This Weber stainless steel two-piece portable tool set has a compact 14 inch length that is ideal for camping, picnics, and urban dwellers. Includes locking tongs.
Weber Stainless Steel 2-Piece Grill Set, $31.99. Available at Walmart.ca.
Safe for temperatures up to 660°F, this roaster enables you to fire up the flavour of your favourite foods directly on the grill—from meat and poultry to fresh seasonal vegetables. Its perforated design brings food in contact with the flame for delicious smoky flavor without losing ingredients to the fire.
High-Heat Nonstick Steel Grill Roaster, #61.73. Available at Williams-Sonoma.
These all natural Western Red Cedar, Western Maple and Alder grilling planks take salmon or seafood to a heavenly level. These will be a hit for any BBQ party!
Prices vary according to size (appetizer, small, medium and large). Available at West Wind Hardwood.com.