When you’re planning the perfect BBQ, you always want to make sure that you have the right tools on hand. In addition to having a great grill and useful accessories, good utensils will make your job easier and help you create delicious barbecued food. Here’s a look at some of the best utensils that you can add to your BBQ arsenal.
Tongs are one of the most essential grilling utensils. Grilling tongs have a longer body length than typical kitchen tongs, which keeps your hands far from the heat while allowing you to turn the different pieces of meat or vegetables with ease.
For the grilling chefs who want to create the most tender pulled pork, meat handlers are a great utensil to have in your BBQ arsenal. These two heat-resistant forks help pull and shred your pork perfectly and also help you transfer the meat to the plates of your guests with ease.
If you are a lover of marinades, you can increase their potential through the use of a marinade turbocharger. This spiky device is plunged into the meat, creating holes that prepare the meat to better soak up both wet and dry marinade.
A grill fork is a special grill utensil that aids in the placement and flipping of your meat. The extra long handle protects your hands from the heat while the sharp fork easily pierces the meat, giving you full control over its motions.
Silicone Basting Brush
A basting brush allows you to brush your meat and vegetables with the marinades that you have prepared. A silicone brush will last longer than a normal brush, cleans up easier, and will remain odor-free.
Thermometers allow you to monitor the temperature of your meat, making sure that you cook it to your desired level. It also lets you know if your meat is cooking evenly, allowing you to either adjust the heat or the position of your meat on the grill.
If you like cooking full pieces of meat (such as whole chickens) or ribs, then it is important to keep a meat cleaver in your tool kit. A cleaver will let you hack through the bones of the meat without any issues.
Make sure that you get an extra wide stainless steel spatula to use on your grill. The sharp edge will allow you to slide easily under a piece of meat and the size will make sure that the full piece of meat gets picked up with ease. Also look for a spatula with holes or perforations that will let the excess fat drip off and keep your food from getting soggy.
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