5 Essential Tools for Summer Grilling
Tongs and Spatula
Oxo’s stainless steel set has extra-long handles to protect hands from heat. The sturdy tongs can flip a T-bone, but they offer enough control for delicate ingredients, too. The spatula’s easy-to-slide beveled edge is your new best friend on burger night. $20 for set; amazon.com.
Never overcook meat again. We couldn’t have designed a better instant-read thermometer ourselves–especially for the price. The ThermoPop is fast, incredibly accurate and has a rotating head so you can read it from any angle. $29; thermoworks.com.
Long, flat, sturdy metal skewers like Norpro’s stainless steel ones keep food from spinning when you turn them. And unlike the wooden type, there’s no need to soak them ahead of time. $7 for six; amazon.com.
Hinged models are often too small or too wide. This open-top nonstick model is just right for everything from small veggies to a whole chicken. $50; williams-sonoma.com.
Get your fire going fast (in about 10 minutes) and chemical-free with the large-capacity Weber Rapidfire. Now, about that next margarita.... $18; homedepot.com.