There are only so many more times you’re going to be able to take advantage of perfect grilling weather, especially as summer comes to close. The best way to really seize the day, take advantage of ideal grilling conditions, and deliver up some legendary meals for yourself, your family, and your friends? Why, that’s where your collection of grilling essentials come to mind, an array of gear encompassing, of course, the grill itself, plus the gear you’re armed with to tackle choice cuts of meat and hungry diners clustered around said grill.
Think of your grilling gear as you would any other list of gear picks — every detail should be considered, and preparation should be paramount, if you want to deliver the best meals hot off the grill. When clear skies strike and you hear the grill calling your name, you’ll be ready. Be sure to save us a burger, will ya?
Weber SmokeFire EX6 Wood Fired Pellet Grill
You can’t stockpile the best grilling essentials without starting things off on the right foot — with a proper grill from Weber, no less. You’re investing in one of the best grills for your backyard, without a doubt (it clocks in at over a grand). This Weber grill can take on anything and everything, from brisket to pie to ribeye. Speaking of …
Snake River Farms American Wagyu Rolled Cap of Ribeye
When Huckberry starts to sing the praises of a brand, you’d best pay attention — especially if that brand happens to produce exceptional cuts of meat, as Snake River Farms just so happens to do. American Wagyu ribeye caps are as good as it gets, and vastly underappreciated — until now. Your friends and family will marvel at the quality of these steaks.
Flint and Tinder Waxed Apron
Not just any old apron will do when you’re firing up the grill, so you best turn toward the folks at Flint and Tinder, who worked with culinary extraordinaire Brad Leone on an expert-approved waxed apron for marathon grilling sessions. Made with Martexin sailcloth that pays homage to Brad’s home state of New Jersey, this apron belongs very high on your list of grilling essentials.
Huckberry Explorer’s Cap
Manning the grill is hard work — it’s not all just standing around, beer in one hand, spatula in the other. No sir, to keep the sun off your face and sweat out of your eyes, reach for a surprisingly durable, American-made ballcap from Huckberry and Ebbets Field Flannels. Heck, get two — one for inside and one for wearing out at the grill.
KUDU Cutting Board and Side Table
Ever dealt with a cutting board that’s not up to par? One that feels cheaply made? The KUDU Cutting Board and Side Table couldn’t be more opposite from cheaper cutting board iterations, and that’s great news for you. This cutting board is made out of bamboo and steel (to attach to the side of your KUDU grill) for maximum longevity.
Barebones Cast Iron Griddle
When you’ve got the best cuts of meat, quality vegetables from a local market, and the right recipe in mind, only the best complementary equipment will do. What do we mean by that? To be more specific, we mean you need the Barebones Cast Iron Griddle, made from durable cast iron with two sides for maximum grilling versatility.
Weber Premium Grilling Gloves
While you’re daydreaming of the outstanding meals you can fire up with your Weber grill, you best go out of your way to ensure your hands stay safe. Weber’s Premium Grilling Gloves are a must the next time you plan a day of intensive, delicious grilling.
The days of fumbling with matches or a subpar, cheap lighter are gone forever. That is, they’ll be gone forever if you pick up the well-designed Looftlighter, made to seamlessly light everything from pizza ovens to fireplaces to, naturally, your grill.
Weber Premium Tool Set
The best grilling tools assuredly belong on your list of grilling essentials — after all, no one likes to be caught off-guard when it’s time to flip those burgers or platter up hot dogs. Weber’s Premium Tool Set delivers a trio of must-have picks you’ll want to keep in sight at all times.
Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire
Before you get going on building that newfound grilling prowess, a bit of a brush-up on the latest and greatest ways to use a time-honored method might be in order. Snag this handy, seriously cool cookbook from L.A. chef Josiah Citrin, then get ready to see your grill in a whole new light (pun intended).
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