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25 Grilling Tools You Need This Season

Take your backyard barbecue to a whole new level with these 25 must-have grilling tools. From high-tech to quirky to extremely useful, you'll find something perfect for grilling toolbox this season!

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Magnetic Barbecue Light SetAmazon

Magnetic Barbecue Light Set

Still need to install some outdoor lighting? Add these magnetic barbecue lights to your grill to help you cook dinner in the dark. The lights work on most grills, except those made from stainless steel. They have a flexible neck so they can be adjusted to give off light right where you need it.

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GrillTime app

GrillTime app

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In today's digital world, there's no need to tote around big, heavy cookbooks for information about grilling temperatures, times, etc. Now there's an app for that! The GrillTime app is available for the iPhone and Apple Watch and provides grillers with important instructions, guidelines and flip reminders at their fingertips.

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Grilling ApronPhoto: Courtesy of Amazon

Grilling Apron

Keep all your grilling tools handy with this professional grade chef apron. The heavy-weight material is machine washable and has four pockets and a towel loop. If you’re just starting to grill, learn about all the grill fuels.

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Stok LED Grill Light

Stok LED Grill Light

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Perfect for late-night grilling sessions, the versatile Stok LED Grill Light can be mounted on any metal surface with its magnetic base. The cordless light also features two different power sources: three AAA batteries or one rechargeable Ryobi Tek4 lithium-ion battery.

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Stainless Steel SkewersPhoto: Courtesy of Amazon

Stainless Steel Skewers

Instead of bamboo skewers, try these stainless steel skewers for kebabs and grilling vegetables. Use your leftover wood skewers in your workshop.

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Weber iGrill 3

Weber iGrill 3

Weber Grill

The Weber iGrill 3, which is compatible with the brand's Genesis II and Genesis II LX gas grills, allows you to closely monitor your food so you get perfect results every time. The Bluetooth-enabled device supports up to four probes and sends information such as food temperature, cook time and even propane tank levels to your smartphone or tablet via the Weber iGrill app.

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Shredder Claws BBQ meat grillingPhoto: Courtesy of Amazon

Shredder Claws

Considering a smoker? You’ll want a pair of these shredder tools for pulled pork and chicken. Shredder Claws have a bear paw shape so you can easily pick up hot food without burning your hands.

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Lighter Cubes for grillingPhoto: Courtesy of Amazon

Lighter Cubes

Don’t have a charcoal chimney starter? Try these lighter cubes. This set from Weber comes with 24 cubes that will light even when wet. They are also odorless and smokeless.

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GoSun Grill

GoSun Grill

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Tired of being tied to fuels such as charcoal and propane for grilling? The GoSun Grill harnesses solar power to grill, fry, steam, bake and broil all types of food outdoors. Its unique design features a vacuum tube that cooks food quickly, reaching temps of up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, and provides a compact, easily portable shape.

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Baking MatPhoto: Courtesy of Amazon

Baking Mat

Grill late into the fall and winter with a set of baking mats. The mats will give you the grill lines you’re looking for and help prevent small pieces of food from falling through the grates. These heavy-duty non-stick mats work for most grills and have a five-star rating on Amazon.

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Lynx SmartGrill

Lynx SmartGrill

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Available in a variety of built-in and freestanding options, the Lynx SmartGrill features professional cooking capabilities and high-tech bells and whistles that make grilling even more fun. Using voice commands or the Lynx SmartGrill app, at-home chefs can select meals and be assisted through the entire grilling process, eliminating all guesswork and turning a newbie into a grill master.

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Start your charcoal grill or fire pit with the Looftlighter and never handle dangerous lighter fluid again! This safe electric lighter uses heated air—not flames or gas—to start a fire in 60 seconds. In addition, the durable casing is cool to the touch in just a few seconds, so you won't burn yourself after you light your grill.

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Cuisinart Nonstick Reusable Grilling Sheets

Cuisinart Nonstick Reusable Grilling Sheets

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When you think of grilling tools, grate-covering sheets may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but these Cuisinart Nonstick Reusable Grilling Sheets will give you a whole new way of cooking with your grill. Cook eggs, chopped veggies, pancakes and more while preserving the delicious flavor (and sear marks) of the grill. Wash these sheets on the top shelf of your dishwasher and reuse them again and again.

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Grilling Digital thermometerPhoto: Courtesy of Amazon

Digital Meat Thermometer with Wireless Remote

This waterproof digital meat thermometer with wireless remote from Valoin is a high-tech grilling tool you’ll want this season. Monitor your food even when you have to step away. The thermometer can also be used for your oven. One reviewer noted that the thermometer worked flawlessly, adding “It was very easy to program. It took a couple of seconds to reset the temperature settings. It’s extremely accurate.”

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Char-Broil SmartChef Tru-Infrared 3-Burner Gas Grill

Char-Broil SmartChef Tru-Infrared 3-Burner Gas Grill

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Enter the new age of backyard barbecues with this Char-Broil SmartChef grill. Keep an eye on gas tank levels, food temps, burner heat and more via digital thermometers and the Char-Broil SmartChef Gas Grill app. This WiFi-connected outdoor cooking machine is loaded with other techie features such as a grill status light ring, LED control knobs and more.

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FireBoard Thermometer

FireBoard Thermometer

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The FireBoard thermometer allows you to remotely monitor the food you are grilling, so you can enjoy the company of your friends and family while you cook rather than be tied to your grill. It supports up to six temperature probes that transmit real-time information via the cloud to your smartphone or tablet. Then you'll know precisely when your food is grilled to perfection.

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Camping Collapsible Charcoal StarterPhoto: Courtesy of Amazon

Collapsible Charcoal Starter

You’ll want to add this collapsible charcoal starter to the list of camping hacks you wish you knew about earlier. The starter heats charcoal quickly and is a great piece of equipment for grilling, tailgating, camping, beach trips and other outdoor activities.

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Spatula with Bottle OpenerPhoto: Courtesy of Amazon

Spatula with Bottle Opener

Here’s one new way to open a beer bottle. The barbecue spatula with bottle opener from Cave Tools is also perfect for your next tailgate party.

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The GasWatch propane tank scale with Bluetooth technology allows you to monitor how much gas is in your tank, so you never run out during your backyard cookout. The device connects with the GasWatch app, keeping you informed of your propane levels through your smartphone.