Which BBQ Tools do you Need for Your BBQ in 2020? 1

Which BBQ Tools do you Need for Your BBQ in 2020?

Which BBQ Tools do you Need for Your BBQ in 2020?
You know how to get off to something and remember you’ve missed something. Normally it never fails that you miss a few things when you are on a plane, going to the store, or working on some special project. Well maybe it’s just me, but let me tell you the reminder sometimes comes about the item you’ve forgotten at the most inopportune time. I’d like to explore some basic BBQ tools for cooking at the backyard.

Heat Resistant Gloves

These are best when cooking on large cookers and you need to move large pieces of meat. Tongs and forks generally speaking can’t handle the pressure and you don’t have to pierce the meat if possible. Find them here!

Disposable Gloves

I love to work with latex gloves. If you have a latex allergy then get nyplex. They’re good at stopping bacteria from spreading and won’t get you’re hands dirty.

Mops and Brushes

They just look like little mops. Cotton string dish mops work to basting greatly. I’d rather use a pastry brush for smaller pieces of meat, such as ribs, chicken and chops. After each use clean them up and they’ll last you a long time. In the case of mops, washing them in boiling water is preferred.

BBQ Tools

Instant Read Thermometer

The very best way to determine if your meat is ready is to use a thermometer for instant read. There are all kinds of things available, just find one you like, learn about and use your meat’s internal readiness temperatures. There are some new ones available that will allow you to test the meat for the whole process of cooking and alert you when the internal temperature reaches the desired setting. I preffer this thermometer with instant reading.

Wire Brush

Hold the surfaces and grates clean for cooking. Its best to clean when the grill is hot right after cooking or just before. This also helps prevent fires on the grate. Get a good wire brush and it will last you a long time! Read our BBQ Cleaning Guide for more tips!


At first it might feel funny but it won’t take long for you to know why people are using them. We like this Apron the most! It is comfortable and looks subtle!

Disposable Aluminum Pans

These are terrific. These won’t stain and when you want to add moisture to your cooking these can be used for drip pans as well as for holding water. You can also put these on your grill!


A good set of pliers goes a long way. Good metal tongs that is, when you push meat cuts on the grill, you can quickly melt those plastics. And what is a good barbecue without a set of pliers?

Plastic Storage Container

Many metal containers react with acids such as lemon juice, and may cause food discolouration. Your local store has a range of plastic storage containers or you can buy them here on Amazon. They are also super handy when cutting your vegetables for salads!

Start gathering a few of these things now and you’re going to be ready for spring, or maybe you’re like me and you’re cooking throughout the year and they’d come in handy now. Those things will make your cooking much easier and enjoyable anyway.