There are a zillion crazy tools out there. For pity-sakes, do you really need a spatula that says, "MMMmm that looks tasty" every time you flip a burger? That's the sort of thing that belongs in the garbage, right next to the "Billy-Bass" singing fish that you never should have hung on your wall. Here are the tools that I consider "Essential" and I'll tell you why:
- Charcoal Chimney
- Remote Temperature Monitor
- Seriously... just Tongs
- Knife / Cutting Board
- BBQ Grill Mat
- Non-stick foil
I find a new use for my BBQ Grill Mat almost every time I use it. Here it is in action, with a mess of sliced onions in oil, salted, and smoking away in the corner of my BBQ pit. These mats withstand some extreme temperatures, they're non-stick, and they keep food from falling through the cracks. How versatile are they? I've "fried" chicken wings on mine, cooked bundles of asparagus, mushrooms, fajita peppers, and I've even smoked corn casserole and other food that you wouldn't ordinarily plop onto the hot grill grates to cook. Mine just "lives" in the grill. I don't take it in for washing, simply because it heats up to 500 degrees every time I use it. Wipe it down once in awhile. You can also cut it down to a small size or "round it off" to match your grilling surface, if you want to. Find them on Amazon.
Do you have a favorite tool you think I should be using? Leave you comments here! I'm always up for more!