Best BBQ and grilling accessories

Get ready for cookouts with the top BBQ and grilling accessories. We’ve found the kit you need to streamline prep and cleanup.

Burgers on a grill
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The right BBQ and grilling accessories are essential for preparing weekday meals, weekend feasts, or crowd-pleasing cookouts. Along with your grill pick, whether that’s gas or charcoal, a kit will make both cooking and cleaning easier. To get the best results and make food preparation a great experience, check out our favorite selections.

Best overall

Grillaholics Grill Mat

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Grillaholics grill mats

Cleans in the dishwasher

Save yourself the chore of cleaning the grill grate by cooking with these mats instead. The two non-stick surfaces keep grills tidy without compromising flavor or leaving food without grill marks. They help cook food evenly, and you won’t need to worry about small items falling through.

Best tool set

Home-Complete BBQ Grill Tool Set

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Home-Complete BBQ grill tool set

Get cooking

Ensure you have all that’s required for a cookout with these stainless steel tools boasting heat-safe handles. The set includes a spatula with a built-in bottle opener, tongs, a basting brush, corn holders, skewers, and a Swiss knife. They come in an aluminum case for storage.

Best for delicate foods

AIZOAM Portable Stainless Steel BBQ Barbecue Grilling Basket

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AIZOAM portable stainless steel BBQ grilling basket

Make flipping easy

This basket is handy if you like to cook shrimp and other seafood, but it’s equally useful for burgers and steaks. There’s enough food space inside the 12.6-by-8.6-inch basket to accommodate two or three people at a time. It’s made from durable stainless steel, and the wooden handle is heat resistant.

Stop the burn

EUHOME 3 in 1 Accessories

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EUHOME 3-in-1 accessories

Safety first

Protect hands and wrists without compromising on dexterity with these grilling gloves. They’re made with three layers of heat-resistant material to keep you safe and are non-slip. The pair can be cleaned in the washing machine to make your life simpler. You’ll also get meat-shredding bear claws and a grill brush if you opt for this set.

Best for nighttime chefs

KOSIN Barbecue Grill Light

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KOSIN BBQ grill lights

Swivel head

Task lighting for safe grilling after dark is essential, and this two-lamp set gets the job done. Each light has a magnetic base for easy installation on most metal surfaces, nine LEDs for brightness, and is battery-powered. They tolerate high heat and are water-resistant to cope with adverse weather. 

Best for cleaning up

Weetlee Grill Brush and Scraper

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Weetlee grill brush and scraper

Remove food residue

This is a bristle-free cleaner, so you won’t have to worry about leaving bits behind after you’ve done the job. The design is wide to tackle a larger area in one go, and you can turn the brush around to reach down the sides of the grill bars. It’s made from stainless steel with a plastic handle you can easily grip.

Our verdict

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Well-equipped grill chefs will have stress-free cooking experiences from start to finish, especially when there are plenty of hungry people awaiting a feast. The Grillaholics grill mats cook food evenly without losing the grill marks or the flavor and stop food from slipping through. Put them in the dishwasher for cleaning.

Your outdoor lighting might be more suited to relaxed dining, so add the KOSIN BBQ grill lights to your grill, and you'll have a well-lit work area for safe cooking. Each light has a swiveling head, allowing you to direct the light just where you need it.

Why trust us?

At GardeningEtc we recommend the best products to enhance your life. As expert curators, we handpick products based on quality and usefulness to positively impact your day-to-day, from cart to doorstep. We take our responsibility seriously — testing products, reading reviews, and sourcing knowledgeable outlets to ensure our selections are worthy of your time and money. We deliver detailed product overviews, balancing objective information with subjective opinions, so making the best choice for your home and lifestyle is as easy as possible.

Sarah Warwick
Freelance writer

Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes and gardens and loves investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper.