If you love grilling and already purchased the best barbecue grill that you’ve seen, you also need a good set of the best BBQ tools to complete your barbecue apparatus. Grilling without the proper BBQ grill tools could give you a hard time working effectively with your grill. Choose ones that will keep your hands from touching the grill’s surface. With these easy guides, you can now make every barbecue a good one since this will teach you to choose BBQ tools that are best suited for the grilling process.
Tool 1: Long-Handled Spring Loaded Tongs
Choose the most important and versatile tools of all, the tong. Long-handled spring loaded tongs allow you to move the food on the grill and take off the grill without getting your hands close to the heat. This tool is very useful because it automatically opens up making it easier for you to move the food for it doesn’t require you to manually open the tong to use it.
Tool 2: Long-Handled Spatula
Spatulas are used to turn foods like hamburgers or fish that easily falls apart if picked up using tongs.
Tool 3: Long-Handled Barbecue Fork
This piece of tool is very useful for turning slabs of ribs but for steaks, barbecue fork is not advisable to use since this could poke the meat and tends to lose the natural juices of the meat.
Tool 4: Basting Brush
A long-handled basting brush is very handy and helpful in applying your favorite sauces on the meat while cooking. Basting keeps the meat from getting dry and keeps the flavor intact. Buy brushes that are made of silicone because these ones prevent the sauce from sticking to them. You can also use the cotton basting mop for maximum saucing up of the meat.
Tool 5: Lighter Liquid
You can use this to quickly start the fire. Squirt enough amount of lighter liquid on the coals before igniting them.
Tool 6: Instant Lighting Charcoal
This is more expensive than the ordinary charcoal brisquettes but this is the solution to start the fire and doesn’t require you to check on the flames over and over again.
Tool 7: Electric Coal Starter
You just need to plug it and wait for the coils to be hot enough to ignite the coals. All you need to do is put the unit on the fire grate and place the charcoal over it.
Tool 8: Chimney Starter
This is a metal cylinder with both ends open and a perforation around the bottom of the chimney. Put a newspaper at the bottom of the chimney starter and place the charcoal over the newspaper and light it to start the fire. When charcoals are already hot, spread it over to the grill.
Tool 9: Skewers
This should always be included on your list because this is great for handling small pieces of meat or vegetables that falls through the grate. Skewers are made of different materials like reusable metal variety or disposable wooden ones.
Tool 10: Grill Baskets
This tool keeps the food together while grilling. Grill baskets have small holes to allow the smoky flavor to reach the food and ensure the food won’t lose through the grates. Choose grill baskets with handles so that you can easily move the basket to hotter or cooler parts of the grill.
BBQ tools are easy to clean and fun to use. All you need is your wisdom and common sense to judge the correctness to select the right ones for you.