Written by Leonie

The 5 indispensable barbecue tools

Any job is easier when you have the right tools. That sounds like a cliché, but it's true, also for grilling. The right tools make grilling safer and easier. That's why I recommend always keeping these 5 indispensable barbecue tools at hand. What are they and what do you do with them? Read it here.

1. Barbecue tongs

A pair of barbecue tongs are used to easily flip large pieces of meat and vegetables. Barbecue tongs are indispensable, because you can't flip and move the food using your hands. Definitely not recommended! If you use different tools, there's a good chance that things won't go as planned. Like meat that slips between the grill rack or falls to the floor. Not something you want...

2. The barbecue spatula

A barbecue spatula is ideal for flipping and moving delicate dishes. Think for instance of individual shrimp, pieces of vegetable, or a delicious but fragile salmon steak. You can flip each ingredient using the barbecue spatula, so they cook evenly on all sides.

3. The meat fork

A meat fork lets you easily and quickly flip (larger) pieces of meat. The fork is also ideal for serving meat or keep the meat in place when you're cutting it with a carving knife. Be careful not to prick the meat too often. If you do, the meat would lose some of its juices.

4. The barbecue cleaning brush

A barbecue cleaning brush is used to clean the barbecue before and after use. Be careful to use a barbecue cleaning brush that's suitable for the material of your grill rack. For instance, there are special steel scouring brushes that are only suitable for stainless steel.

5. The barbecue basting brush

Do you like to marinate meat before grilling it? In that case, a barbecue basting brush is an essential tool for you. A basting brush helps you to evenly spread the marinade over the meat to cover it on all sides. A barbecue basting brush is also very suitable for basting dishes.

6. All barbecue accessories

Would you like a clear list of barbecue accessories? Check out our overview page with all accessories.

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