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Best Grilling Accessories for Camping and Backyard BBQs

For many of us, even the best grilling accessories only come out of the shed for a couple of months a year. They feature on summer camping trips when a group BBQ is mandatory, regardless of the weather. And they come out on the especially sunny days for an impromptu garden grill. Despite their infrequent use, an appropriately chosen grill accessory can be an excellent gift, at the right time of year.

For those lucky folk who live in a climate where BBQing the Christmas turkey is perfectly acceptable, however, grilling accessories suddenly become a highly desirable and viable gift, no matter the season.

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To make sure you’re ahead of the game in the grill accessories gift stakes, we’ve put together at list of the best grilling accessories. Whether you’re buying for a BBQing boss or a culinary creative, you’ll certainly find something here. So get your apron on, whip out your tongs and let’s get grill-tastic!

The best grill accessories for camping and backyard BBQs

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Pizza stone

Weber Gourmet BBQ Pizza Stone

Wrap up under a blanket and take pizza night outdoors — the perfect way to enjoy the cooler evenings. And when it only takes a matter of minutes to create that perfect crust, you can churn out different flavours all night long! The Weber Gourmet BBQ Pizza Stone is made of cordierite stone which absorbs moisture during the cooking process. The result is a light and crispy 13 inch pizza that your friends and family will be queuing up for.

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UNICOOK Barbecue Skewer Set

UNICOOK Barbecue Skewer Set

Kebabs are a simple, easy and delicious way to add a bit of plant-based nutrition to a meat heavy grill for a more balanced meal. But cooking them evenly isn’t quite so easy and over-charred courgettes are inevitable. This ingenious and simple set, however, allows you to set the filled skewers on a rack that raises the kebabs off of the grill. This not only prevents the food from burning on the bars of the grill, but it also makes turning the kebabs a breeze. All you have to do is remember to turn them and you’re all set!

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Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

If you’ve ever found yourself struggling to get the stupid charcoal to light an hour after you started, you’ll be very interested in hear about chimney starters. This painfully simple gadget is one of the best grilling accessories that prevents major episodes of frustrated anger in grillers everywhere. Place the chimney in the drum of your grill with fire starter underneath it. Light the fire starter, fill up the chimney with charcoal, and leave the chimney to work its magic. Once the charcoal is all lit, pour it into your BBQ using the heatproof handle, and get cooking! Why don’t all charcoal grills come with one of these things?!

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Grill basket

Portable BBQ Grilling Basket

Tired of losing chipolatas in the charcoal? Hate halloumi slices slipping through the slats? Those pesky small ingredients are tricky to deal with on the BBQ, but are far too good to leave out. Chuck them in the grilling basket, however, and they can’t escape a good and thorough grilling all the way to your plate. This Portable Grilling Basket is also ideal for cooking delicate items like fish or homemade burgers. And the lightweight stainless steel basket does an excellent job at grilling food over the campfire on your next camping trip.

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Bruntmor Reversible GrillGriddle Pan

Bruntmor Reversible Griddle Pan

Don’t let the idea of the post-feast grill clean up ruin your camping BBQ. Avoid getting the grill greasy altogether by cooking on this Reversible Griddle Pan. Cook your meats and veggies on the ribbed side, or flip it over to fry up eggs and pancakes for the ultimate breakfast BBQ. The cast iron pan is pre-seasoned, features a grease-trap around the edges and is also the perfect solution to cooking over a campfire without wrecking your pots and pans.

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Texsport Heavy Duty Over Fire Camp Grill

Texsport Heavy Duty Over Fire Camp Grill

This Heavy Duty Camp Grill is an essential grilling accessory for those who can’t get enough of cooking over the campfire. The folding legs make it easy to store when not in use, and it takes up a fraction of the space of a regular grill. Plus, you can cook food directly on the steel mesh grill top, which is sturdy enough to hold heavy pans, too. It’s available in three different sizes to suit the size of your party, or your stomach!

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Vegetable Grill Basket

Vegetable Grill Basket

Mix up your over-meaty BBQ menu by chucking some healthy nutrition into a Vegetable Grill Basket. Stand this easy to clean, stainless steel basket over the grill for evenly cooked, char-free, great tasting and succulent veggies. So great that you may just find yourself opting for more grilled veggies over another blackened sausage. This fact alone may just make the grill basket one of the best grilling accessories for those trying to lower their red meat intake!

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Bamboo Tool Set

Cuisinart 13-Piece Bamboo Tool Set

Every BBQ aficionado needs the right tools to get the best out of their time slaving over the hot grill. And what better way to help them on their way to becoming a grilling guru than to gift them with this stylish stainless steel 13-piece tool set? It has everything needed to create grilled-meat masterpieces for hungry campers. And to top it off, not only are the handles made of sustainable bamboo, but the whole thing comes it a very neat and aesthetically pleasing bamboo carry case. No tool-blaming excuses now!

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Smoker

A-MAZE-N Pellet Tube Smoker

Change up your usual menu and take your grilling creations to the next level by cooking with a smoker. Fill this 12 inch tube full of smoking pellets, light them up and place on the grill alongside your meat. Leave for up to 4 hours and it’ll add a smoked flavour to your food like no other. The tube can be used on charcoal or gas grills and allows you to smoke your food without having to invest in a proper smoker. It’s also available in different lengths and you can even opt for different flavoured pellets to suit your tastes. Enjoy!

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Whether you’re stocking up for a summer of serious sausage sizzling, or looking for a gift for the grilling guru in your life, this list of the best grilling accessories for camping and backyard BBQs is sure to have something for you.

Happy feasting, happy campers!

About the author

author-joey

Joey Holmes is based in Cornwall, UK, and runs Cool of the Wild. She can’t get enough of being outdoors – whether that’s lounging around the campfire cooking up a feast, hitting the trail in her running shoes, or attempting to conquer the waves on her surfboard – she lives for it. Camping is what she loves to do the most, but has also spent many many hours clinging to the side of a rock face, cycling about the place, cruising the ski-slopes on her snowboard and hiking small mountains and big hills.

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