27 Grill Gadgets & Accessories For Better Barbecuing In 2021

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By Nathan Jude | Updated: August 4, 2021

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A whopping 70% of American adults own a grill or smoker [source]. 

I think it’s fair to say that most people love to throw on an apron and give their tongs a few test clicks!

But are you a cook that’s truly looking to up your grilling game?

Whether you’re wanting to produce mouth watering steaks cooked to perfection or just create a cleaner and more efficient barbecuing experience, we’ve got you covered.

Our list of grill gadgets will make your backyard gatherings the envy of the neighborhood.

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The Coolest Grilling Gadgets & BBQ Accessories

1. MEATER Premium Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

Grill the perfect medium-rare steak with the MEATER Premium Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer.

It’s impossible to know how pink the middle of your steak is until you cut into it, but with a meat thermometer, you know exactly when your steak is cooked to your liking.

Now, you can stop fiddling around with meat thermometers that are hard to read or have to be removed while you’re still grilling.

This meat thermometer sends easy-to-understand internal and external temperature readings to its base and your phone. It also sounds alarms when your steak is cooked to your liking and even predicts how much time it will take.

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2. Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot

Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot

Do you love to grill but hate the clean up afterward? Let the Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot scrub your grill while you enjoy your food!

You can set the Grillbot to work for 10, 20, or 30 minutes and place it on your grill that’s still as warm as 250°. With its 3 wire brushes, it will roam your grill’s entire surface and scrub it clean.

The Grillbot’s 3 brushes are removable, so you can pop them into the dishwasher or replace them when they get worn down.

Pick from one of four colors and never worry about using elbow grease to scrub your grill again.

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3. Cave Tools Grill Scraper Tool

When you’re going camping and space is at a premium, leave your giant grill brush at home and take along the Cave Tools Grill Scraper Tool.

This unique gadget is designed to fit a variety of grate shapes and sizes. Round, square, or even v-shaped grill grates can be scrubbed clean with this tool.

With a flat side for scraping griddles and a bottle opener on the other end, this handy tool can handle multiple tasks.

A leather handle means it won’t get too hot to hold if the grill is still warm while you’re scraping it.

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4. Smart Wireless Propane Tank Scale

One of the tricky things about propane is that it’s so hard to tell when your tank is almost empty.

Stop stressing about running out right before or in the middle of your next grilling session with the Smart Wireless Propane Tank Scale.

Via Bluetooth and an app, this scale works for 20-, 30-, and 40-pound propane tanks and tells you how much propane you have left and about how long it will last (in hours).

The batteries on this propane tank should last at least 3 months, which is a full grilling season for some. Others may need to replace the two AA batteries a few times a year.

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5. SLOTDOG Hot Dog Slicing Tool

Slicing hot dogs before tossing them on the grill helps them capture more of the smoke and grill flavor and helps condiments stick better. Now you can save time with the SLOTDOG Hot Dog Slicing Tool.

This tool slices perfect criss-cross slots into your hot dog that expand while cooking and create caramelized edges that grab onto ketchup, mustard, or other condiments.

You can slice 8 hot dogs in 2 minutes with this tool. Just make sure the hot dogs are nice and cold for clean slicing.

When you’re done, the SLOTDOG is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

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6. Traeger Tailgater 20 Pellet Grill

Now you can have wood-fired grill flavor anywhere, whether you’re at the game or in an apartment that doesn’t allow propane grills.

With its folding legs and only weighing 62 pounds, the Traeger Tailgater 20 Pellet Grill is a perfect portable option for those who love the taste that only wood smoke can provide.

Its digital arc controller allows you to control the temperature within 5 degrees, and there’s even a keep-warm mode so your food is ready whenever you are.

A built-in meat probe lets you keep an eye on your food’s temperature without opening the lid.

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7. Traeger Pellet Sensor

Keep track of your pellet levels without needing to open the hopper with the Traeger Pellet Sensor.

As long as your Traeger grill has WiFIRE, you can add this pellet sensor and get notifications when your pellets are running low, so you never have to worry about losing heat in the middle of grilling.

With a built-in LED light, you can monitor your pellet levels in any weather and any time of day.

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8. Reusable & Portable Eco-Friendly Grill

Reusable & Portable Eco-Friendly Grill

For a perfectly packable grill, check out the Reusable & Portable Eco-Friendly Grill. It only weighs 10 pounds, including the grill, a cutting board, and the plant-based charcoal pods that provide the heat.

The waterproof case measures 13″ L x 8.98″ W x 5.04″ H, making this grill small enough to accompany you on any camping adventure, road trip, or tailgate party.

It’s important to note that you can only use the provided charcoal pods with this grill. Each pod is designed for a single use. You can purchase additional pods from the same seller.

Buy on Uncommon Goods

Think this would be a great addition to your next outdoor adventure? You’ll find one or two more in our article on the best camping gadgets!

9. LOOFT LIGHTER X Battery Powered Grill Lighter

LOOFT LIGHTER X Battery Powered Grill Lighter

Have you ever wanted to light a fire without a spark? Do you hate the smell of lighter fluid? Are you looking for a really cool gadget to show off to your friends?

With the LOOFT LIGHTER X Battery Powered Grill Lighter, you can light a fire in just 60 seconds using only heat and no flame.

When you turn it on, it starts with a lot of heat and not a lot of air. Once the fire starts, switch on the fan function to stoke the flames.

A 2-hour charge will give you about 10 fires, so you could even take this on a camping trip when you can’t charge it.

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10. MIGI WOLF Electric Charcoal Fire Starter

Get your charcoal hot faster with the MIGI WOLF Electric Charcoal Fire Starter.

This fire starter uses heat rather than flame to light your charcoal (or wood) and uses a fan to help stoke the flames.

With the intense heat of this gadget, your charcoal gets hot enough to grill your food faster than using traditional methods of lighting it.

Note that this fire starter needs to be plugged in, so it probably won’t work for a camping trip.

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11. FIREOR Magnetic Barbecue Grill Lights

Do you find yourself rushing home from work in the spring or fall to grill dinner before the sun goes down? With the FIREOR Magnetic Barbecue Grill Lights, you don’t need to limit your grilling to the daylight hours.

These battery powered lights are heat resistant and have a magnetic base, so you can attach them right to your grill and light up the whole cooking surface.

With a 360-degree flexible gooseneck, you can direct the beams of light exactly where you want them.

If you don’t let a little wet weather get in the way of your grilling, you’ll be happy to know that these lights are also water resistant.

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12. Easy Kabob Maker

Breakfast sausage. Corndogs. Gyro meat. Make all these and other kabobs with the Easy Kabob Maker.

Just mix together your meat, vegetables, and seasonings, put the meat into the base, insert a skewer into the top, and press down. You’ll get perfect kabobs, and it’s easy enough for kids to use.

You can create just about any tubular food you can imagine with this gadget. Ideas include tater tots, cookies (just slice the tube for perfectly round cookies), chicken nuggets, cheese balls, and more.

The heavy-duty, BPA-free plastic is food-grade and dishwasher safe.

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13. Kabob Grilling Baskets

Kabob Grilling Baskets

Stop struggling with ingredients falling off your skewers and use these Kabob Grilling Baskets instead.

These baskets can hold vegetables, meat, or anything else you would put on a skewer, but they save you the hassle of spearing the ingredients.

No more splinters and no more wasted food!

You can also apply a bit of oil to the baskets before adding the food to make cleanup easier.

Note that these baskets have wooden handles that must be kept away from fire, so you won’t be able to close your grill lid while using them.

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14. The Spice Lab Pink Himalayan Salt Grilling Plate

Why add salt to your meat when you can cook your meat on salt? With The Spice Lab Pink Himalayan Salt Grilling Plate, you can infuse your food with salt while grilling it.

For best results, heat up the grilling plate for about 30-45 minutes at 300 degrees before using it to cook your meat.

Once the grilling plate is hot, you can even remove it from your grill and cook food tableside, which is sure to impress your friends.

Serving cold food alongside your steaks or burgers? Stick this in the freezer the night before and use it to keep food cold while serving it.

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15. Flavor Infusing Grilling Wraps

Flavor Infusing Grilling Wraps

Infuse your vegetables, tofu, mushrooms, salmon, and more with a stunning smoke flavor using these Flavor Infusing Grilling Wraps.

You get 4 cedar wood and 4 alder wood wraps plus twine. Soak the wraps in water for 5-10 minutes, wrap your food, tie it up, add it to the grill, then enjoy the smoky flavor of your food.

These food-safe wraps are free of unwanted additives and are made in America by a family-owned business.

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16. Jokari Bottletop BBQ Sauce Meat Basting Brush

Save a step and baste your meat right from the bottle with the Jokari Bottletop BBQ Sauce Meat Basting Brush.

Just screw this onto your bottle of sauce or marinade and apply it to your meat without the need for a separate dish.

This gadget fits most bottles and is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

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17. Cuisinart Sauce Pot and Basting Brush Set

Make basting less messy with the Cuisinart Sauce Pot and Basting Brush Set.

The pot contains sauce better than a bowl, and since it’s stainless steel, you can even keep it on the grill to keep your sauce warm.

You don’t have to worry about the bristles falling off, either, since they’re silicone rather than plastic, and since the basting brush is built into the lid, you don’t need to worry about losing it.

With the handle and curved lip of the pot, you can also easily pour the last bit of sauce onto your meat without making a mess.

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18. RAPICCA Heat Resistant Grill Gloves

Sometimes tongs aren’t enough and you just need to get your hands on your meat while it’s on the grill. Do that safely with these RAPICCA Heat Resistant Grill Gloves.

With the textured palm, you don’t need to worry about wet or greasy meat slipping out of your hands.

At 14”, the gloves are also long enough to protect a good length of your forearms in addition to your hands.

Pull pork, place items into boiling water, remove a turkey from a fryer, and more with these waterproof heat resistant gloves.

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19. Ultra Stiff Drill Powered Grill Cleaning Brushes

Get your grill cleaner than ever with less effort than you usually use with the Ultra Stiff Drill Powered Grill Cleaning Brushes.

Just attach a brush to your drill and let the tool do all the work. The stiff bristles remove caked on grease, food, and debris without hard scrubbing on your part.

Drillbrush has a variety of products, so you can also tackle soap scum in your shower, the siding of your house, and even your car with the right brush heads.

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20. BBQ Utility Apron

BBQ Utility Apron

Protect your clothes from grease splatter, carry your tools, and hold and open a beer while you grill with this handy BBQ Utility Apron.

Pockets and loops hold everything you need, while a bottle opener attached to the apron with a shock cord lets you open your next beer without stepping away from the grill.

With several different pockets, you can keep your phone in one pocket, your beer in another, and your grilling tools in a third, so everything is safe and handy.

When you’re all done, just toss the apron in the washing machine on a cold cycle. Just make sure to remove the bottle opener first!

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21. Cuisinart Cast Iron Grill Press

Decrease cooking time and add char marks to your meat or sandwiches with the Cuisinart Cast Iron Grill Press.

This nearly 3-pound grill press helps cook your food from both sides, and it’s heavy enough to work on thick meat without being so heavy that it utterly squishes sandwiches.

The wooden handle stays cool while the rest of the press gets hot, so you can move it without needing to grab a mitt first.

As with any cast iron products, you should hand wash and immediately dry this grill press to prevent rust.

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22. Grillaholics BBQ Meat Shredder Claws

Stop wasting time shredding meat with tiny forks. Grillaholics BBQ Meat Shredder Claws are much more efficient!

Transfer your meat from the grill to a plate, shred your meat, or even toss a salad with these multipurpose meat claws.

Available in red or black, the heavy-duty BPA-free plastic is heat resistant up to 450°, so you don’t have to worry about the claws melting while you’re using them, and since they’re dishwasher safe, cleanup is a breeze.

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23. Breville Joule Sous Vide

Step up your steak game by starting with a Breville Joule Sous Vide.

Using a sous vide to pre-cook your steak helps lock in the flavor and juices. Simply set the sous vide to cook your steak until it’s about 5 to 10 degrees away from the final temperature you want, then finish it with a perfect sear on the grill.

At only 11” long, this sous vide is half the size of most others but with all the power you need for fast water heating.

Best yet, this sous vide sends alerts to your phone when your food is ready so you can be tending the grill rather than the sous vide!

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24. RENOOK Grill Mats

Retain more of your meat’s juices, prevent fish from sticking to your grill, and avoid flare-ups with these RENOOK Grill Mats.

These reusable, nonstick, and dishwasher-safe grill mats are thin enough to still get grill lines while preventing food or grease from dropping through the grates.

As long as you don’t use sharp tools on them or expose them to high heat for long periods of time, these grill mats can be used dozens of times. With 6 mats to a pack, you should be set for a long time!

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25. Grillaholics Stuffed Burger Press

Make delicious stuffed burgers that are all the same size so they’ll cook at the same time with the Grillaholics Stuffed Burger Press.

With heavy-duty durable BPA-free nonstick plastic that’s dishwasher-safe, you can make perfect patties with less mess.

Using the press is easy. Just put in half to two-thirds of the burger meat, use the indent press to create a crater that you’ll fill with the stuffing, then add the rest of the burger meat and use the large press to seal the burger closed.

The removable lift plate helps you remove the burgers from the press in one piece so you don’t have to tear them apart trying to free them.

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26. G.A. HOMEFAVOR Chicken Leg Wing Rack

Evenly cook chicken legs and wings while avoiding flare-ups with the G.A. HOMEFAVOR Chicken Leg Wing Rack.

With 14 slots plus an included tray for cooking vegetables or just catching dripping juice, you get a lot of function per square inch with this rack.

The folding stainless steel stand is dishwasher-safe and doesn’t take up much space when you’re not using it.

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27. homia Smoking Gun Wood Smoke Infuser

Do you love a smoky flavor but don’t always have access to a wood-burning grill? Add wood smoke to just about anything (including cocktails) with the homia Smoking Gun Wood Smoke Infuser.

With an included dome lid, disk lid, and cocktail ball, your imagination is the limit as to what you can add smoke flavor to.

Add in two smoking speeds and 7 flavors of wood chips, and your food and drink flavor possibilities are practically endless.

Since it runs on batteries and doesn’t need to be plugged in, you can take this smoke infuser with you just about anywhere.

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The Top 6 Grill Gadgets We’re Geeking Out Over

Traeger Tailgater 20 Pellet Grill

The most popular wood-fired pellet grills.

Buy on Amazon

MEATER Smart Meat Thermometer

Grill your steaks to absolute perfection.

Buy on Amazon

Spice Lab Pink Himalayan Salt Grilling Plate

Give your meat the Himalayan treatment.

Buy on Amazon

LOOFT LIGHTER X Battery Powered Grill Lighter

Light your grill safely and easily.

Buy on Looft

Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot

Grill cleaning has entered the 21st century!

Buy on Grillbots

Smart Wireless Propane Tank Scale

Track propane levels quickly and easily.

Buy on Amazon

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Hey! I'm Nathan Jude, also known as the HPGE (Human Powered Gadget Engine) and I freaking love all things gadgets. I started 6gadgets.com to share my passion and geek out with other like minded 'tech heads'! If I'm not searching the globe for new gizmos, you'll find me on the golf course or spending time with my beautiful family.

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