There is an ever-increasing and already massive number of helpful tools and accessories that can expand upon the types of food we can outdoors, and in several different ways.
Things such as heat-resistant gloves, a toolset consisting of spatula and tongs, a grill brush for cleaning, and a charcoal chimney starter should be considered essential items for most of us.
But how about things like the kick ash basket? Or the Looftlighter? Or maybe rib racks and vertical chicken holders? Although non-essential, these are still incredibly useful and nice-to-haves.
However, a lot of the accessories marketed toward people like you and I are nothing more than just gimmicks, that have very little use or value, and could be considered a waste of time and money (I shall refrain from singling out any particular items…for now!)
In this section of the site, we have put together buying guides and lists of products, as well as individual tool reviews and smoker and grill accessory reviews, for the best items on the market that we believe will increase the enjoyment and can improve the results of the average outdoor cook.
We’ve made sure to avoid recommending anything gimmicky, so you know that anything found here is high quality, has real practical use and is highly recommended, and likely already owned and regularly used by one of us.
Most Recent Tools and Accessories Review and Buying Guides
Tools and Accessories Archive
The slow n sear 2 promises to turn your ordinary kettle-style grill, into a high performing bona fide smoker. And it does it well! Check out the details here.
If you regularly grill in the dark, you’ll benefit from one of the grill lights from this product review roundup and buying guide to the best on the market.
A charcoal chimney starter is one the best, most efficient ways to get a charcoal grill up to cooking temp quickly. Here we review the top models available.
You will never taste bacon as good as homemade! And with these cold smoke generators, you can make your own, as well as cold smoke cheese, fish, nuts, garlic…
Smokers and grills don’t come cheap. So protect your investment from the damaging effects of the weather with one of these recommended protective covers.