Grilling Shopping Guide: Tools and Accessories

We put together some of our favorite Food Network-approved items for your backyard cookout.

Ice Pop Molds, $40

Enjoy refreshing homemade pops on a whim all summer long with the help of these stainless steel molds fitted with reusable bamboo sticks.

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Organic Basil Garden Jar, $20

Enhance your favorite summer salads and pasta dishes with some fresh torn basil leaves from your own Mason jar garden. This self-watering herb kit is particularly handy for those without access to an outdoor gardening space.

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PitMaster Grill Tool, $30

This versatile grilling companion combines three helpful features into a single utensil: a flipper hook for turning food on the grill, an 8-inch chef's knife for slicing, and even a bottle opener (though we don't suggest using all three at once!).

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Oblong Skillet Grill, $160

If you don't have the room (or the budget) for a freestanding grill, there are ways to mimic the experience. For instance, this easy-to-clean, easy-to-store ceramic skillet grill can create smoky char lines on your burgers, chicken, shrimp and vegetables.

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Stovetop Smoker, $50

If you enjoy the woodsy flavor of open-flame-grilled meats and vegetables but want to skip the hassle of hauling your meal to a campsite, consider smoking your meals at home with this convenient stovetop smoker.

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Tovolo Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker, $15

Streamline your bar cart for another season of outdoor entertaining with this multipurpose cocktail strainer. The easy-to-remove silicone top is designed to handle reaming, juicing, measuring and straining.

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All-Clad 5-Piece Barbecue Set, $120

The barbecue aficionado in your life will get many hours of enjoyment — and great grilled meals — out of this durable stainless steel tool set.

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Clamp LED Grill Light, $25

Keep the party going past sundown with this handy grill light that clamps onto your outdoor grill handle.

williams-sonoma.com

8-Person Classic Raclette Party Grill, $115

Think of the raclette as summer's take on the fondue pot: Guests can gather 'round and prepare their own food by adding vegetables, chicken, brats and more to the hot grates. This way, the host isn't stuck dutifully monitoring the grill while everyone else mingles.

swissmar.com

Primula Cold Brew Coffee System, $30

Another summer, another season of rich cold-brewed coffee. This easy steeping system allows you to soak fresh-ground coffee in cold or room temperature water for eight to 12 hours, producing a smooth coffee concentrate you can adjust with ice and milk to your preference.

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Tea-Over-Ice Pitcher Set, $49

More of a tea drinker? Streamline your iced tea preparation process with this carafe. Just steep hot tea in the lidded upper pitcher, then flash-chill it by pouring the beverage over ice below for instant service.

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Pre-Soaked Cedar Planks, $5

If you enjoy the flavor of cedar-grilled meat, seafood and vegetables, chances are you could do without waiting for the planks to soak. These cedar planks are presoaked and ready for grilling, so there’s no need to commandeer the kitchen sink.

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Jaccard Speedy Plus Instant Marinater, $18

Because we're all about efficiency, we can't help but get excited about this speedy marinating tool, designed to marinate meat in just five minutes. You'll save not only time, but also precious refrigerator real estate the day before your cookout.

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Sage Apron, $94

Show your appreciation for the pitmaster in your life with this handsome blue-green grill apron made in easy-to-clean denim. It even has a smartphone chest pocket, in case you need to consult the Internet for recommended grilling times.

hedleyandbennett.com

Kitchen Conversion Cutting Board, $30

Your cobbler recipe measures ingredients in metric, but you're only familiar with U.S. customary. There's no need to throw in the towel; this durable wooden cutting board does the conversions for you.

crateandbarrel.com

Stainless Steel Beer Can Chicken Roaster, $20

We love that this chicken roaster is fitted with a stainless steel canister — it means we're not limited to beer. Try filling the canister with wine, pomegranate juice or another beverage of your choice.

amazon.com

Grand Grill Daddy, $37

Keep your grill in tiptop shape for the whole season with this steam-cleaning grill brush with an easy-to-use water-release valve.

amazon.com

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