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  • Writer's pictureJennifer King

7 BBQ Basics You Need This Summer!

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Whether you're new to grilling or are an old pro, there are some essential BBQ tools that you must have on hand to create amazing and safe meals for your friends and family.

I don't know about you, but after several months of staying so close to home, I have been really jonesing for a new activity or two. Turns out it's pretty easy to social distance in the backyard -- and cooking out means you can still be a great host to a small gathering, while also keeping your loved ones safe.

Plus, any of these items would also make a great gift for the grill master on your friends and family list!

Knowing the temperature of your food is important for safety reasons, especially when it comes to cooking meat and seafood. The beauty of this thermometer is that it's a remote reader so that you don't have to continuously open the grill to check the reading - you can see it remotely. Works for your oven, grill, or smoker.

Perfect for fish, vegetables, steak, shrimp, and small items that need to be contained, this stainless steel grilling basket will keep everything tidy. Use it right on your grilling grates so the food still gets the benefit of the grill's heat, but without loss of food through the grilling grates.

Use these handy claws to easily shred that awesome pork, chicken or beef that you've expertly grilled. These dishwasher safe claws are made from heavy duty BPA-free plastic that can withstand high temperatures. Easily shreds through any meat.

Infuse your food with awesome flavor with these easy to use cedar grilling planks. Just submerge these in water before using and place your food on top before placing on the grill. Can also be used in a traditional oven.

Get 3 different sizes of heavy duty stainless steel grilling baskets with this pack. When you need to put food items on the grill so that you can easily toss or stir them, use these handy containers. They have raised edges to keep all your food contained plus they have handles on the sides.

Upgrade your BBQ game with tasty sauces, rubes and marinades that take your grill cuisine over the top. This cookbook will share the secret sauce, literally, to creating the best ways to flavor your food, including bastes, butters and glazes. NOTE: This book comes in your choice of Kindle download, paperback, or even a spiral-bound book for easy perusal while you're actually grilling!

This 19-piece set is for the serious grill master. These tools are made from heat-resistant professional grade stainless steel. This professional set includes a handy portable carrying case to securely house all the utensils. Makes a great gift!

Do you have a go-to grill or BBQ product you can't live without? Share your best tips in the comments!

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