The countdown is on. As we gear up to spend more time outside soaking up the sunshine, we’re also plotting epic menus for our summer festivities. Bear in mind, there’s no need for a holiday or a special occasion to fire up the grill. But there are a few elements that are downright essential where your outdoor cooking pursuits are concerned. We’ve rounded up a few that you absolutely need to ensure total culinary success.
Big Green Egg 18.25 in. Large Charcoal Kamado Grill Green
Large and completely in charge, the Big Green Egg 18.25 in. Large Green Charcoal Kamado Grill and Smoker has your every outdoor cooking need covered. This incredibly versatile tool handles baking, grilling, roasting, searing, and smoking with ease. It fires up in minutes, so you can toss your ingredients on the surface and whip up an epic meal fast. For those who know all too well the perils of dried out meat and vegetables, the Big Green Egg offers the perfect solution. It’s designed to hold on to adequate heat and moisture, ensuring that nothing gets dehydrated while you’re cooking. Powered by pure hardwood that lends everything you prepare fresh and delicious flavor, this device is a must for any grilling enthusiast.
Fire and Flavor HERO™ Portable Charcoal Grill System
What’s in a name? A whole lot where the Fire and Flavor HERO™ Portable Charcoal Grill System is concerned. This powerhouse is no ordinary grill. It’s the first of its kind, designed to make grilling a breeze with its biodegradable charcoal pod. The non-stick grill features Lavalite™ Charcoal Pods, which make grilling a much cleaner experience. The set includes a waterproof carrying case, a multi-use thermometer, a bamboo spatula, and a bamboo cutting board. The plant-based charcoal is an added bonus for anyone who is committed to reducing their carbon footprint.
O-Yaki Perfectly Portable Grill Set
When room is at a premium, you need grilling tools that are sized just right but won’t sacrifice quality. Enter the O-Yaki Perfectly Portable Grill Set. Easy to transport, it’s designed to fit anywhere with ease. The nine-piece set includes everything that you need to grill your meats and vegetables to perfection, including tongs, a spatula, a basting brush with silicone bristles, a carving fork and knife, and four skewers.
The hardcore grilling enthusiast requires an apron that’s up to the task. Meet the Kansas Apron, a game-changing garment that may make you wonder how you ever managed without it. Featuring an additional protective layer of wax, this handsome apron is made from buttery soft cowhide and handmade in The Netherlands. Adjustable straps and a buckle clasp allow you to find the perfect fit — and contrary to what you might initially think, this doesn’t weigh a ton or feel uncomfortable on your body. You’ll love the smooth, clean lines and the way it protects your clothes so you can get to grilling.
Broil King 3-Pack Color-Coded Baron Grill Tong Set
Without a great set of tongs, what is grilling even? The Broil King 3-Pack Color-Coded Baron Grill Tong Set has your needs covered in ways the average griller probably didn’t even realize were necessary. The fact that each is color-coded is key to your cooking safety, preventing serious issues like cross-contamination between foods. In other words, your guests won’t have to worry about food allergies, and you can easily dedicate a pair of tongs to a specific type of food. Measuring 16 inches long each, these handy stainless steel tools feature silicone grips for maximum comfort. They’re also dishwasher-safe for your convenience.
Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Press With Cool-Grip Spiral Handle
File this under the ever-growing list of items you didn’t realize you needed to achieve serious grilling success. The Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Press With Cool-Grip Spiral Handle is designed to perform a multitude of tasks that will make your grilling experience so much better. Enjoy curl-free bacon and minimize grease in your burgers. Preheat it and it will even cut down on the amount of time you spend whipping up your favorites. It’s seasoned with oil and has a hammered finish, so you can enjoy a fantastic flavor coupled with even heating and speedier cooking time.
Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
Great for your on-the-go lifestyle or whenever you need to keep food or drink on ice, the Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler is built to hold it all. It’s sized just right, with enough length to store bottles, yet not so huge and cumbersome that it occupies more space than you have available. The beauty isn’t just in its size, but its lightweight structure — who wants to break their back lugging a haul around? Not to worry when this hard cooler is around. It’s perfectly capable of holding the load without weighing you down.
There’s obviously so much more to a great grilling experience than merely a grill. With these essentials handy, you’ll take your outdoor cooking game to the next level.