It’s safe to say most dads get excited about grilling. It’s also safe to assume many are still using their half-broken tongs and wooden-handled flipper that gives you splinters every time you attempt to clean it. Not only is Dad due for an upgrade, but a few innovative grill tools that will save him time and hassle while making his food taste even more delicious.
We can pretty much guarantee he doesn’t have the grill tools below, but you can be sure that after one use he’ll add them into his stash of favorite grill accessories.
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- Compatible with variety of grates
- Compact size
- Stainless steel and brass options
Did you know grill brush injuries are a thing? Wire and stainless steel brush bristles can break off and cook into food, which are dangerous if ingested. This nifty little cleaning tool is a completely safe way to clean your grill, and has various notches to fit every size and shape of grill grate imaginable.
One reviewer wrote, “This is the 2nd BBQ scraper I have ordered from this company — I gave the first to my daughter. Both times the item arrived when promised. The Sage Owl sent a follow-up email with tips on how to use and clean it and inviting me to email them if I had any questions and another email suggesting 10 places to store it other than at the BBQ. I would not hesitate to order from them again.”
- Stainless steel
- LED flashlight built-in
- Fully waterproof
- Dishwasher safe
If Dad loves to grill at night, this is the set for him. Each tool — flipper, tongs, and brush — has a built-in LED flashlight that will make him feel like he has grilling superpowers. They’re also dishwasher-safe, so he doesn’t have to give them special treatment when the party’s over.
One reviewer wrote, “I love this set! I’ve grilled several times a week for the past 10 years or so and these are ABSOLUTELY my go-to utensils! Originally, my daughters bought me a set for Father’s Day. Since then, I have bought three more sets for gifts to others and a second set for myself. I would definitely recommend and would definitely buy again!”
- 5 Himalayan Salt Plate
- Salt Plate Recipe Book
- Porcelain-Coated Steel Holder
Once he cooks on a Himalayan salt block, he’ll be completely hooked. Himalayan salt is rich in trace minerals, which adds to the depth of flavor when food is cooked, chilled, or simply presented on the plate. Just preheat the plate, then cook meat, fish, or veggies to temperature. Happy reviewers (and there are many!) say additional seasoning isn’t necessary, as the salt block infuses the perfect amount of flavor into your barbecue.
One reviewer wrote, “Brought it up to 400 degrees slowly in the oven with butcher cut bacon. WOW! Reminded me of my great grandparents salt box and cutting slabs of bacon off a huge piece of pork belly. My Ma would fry it in a cast iron skillet and the flavor was just like that… Olden times! You have to have this salt block! Absolutely amazing!”
$19.56, Home Depot
- 100% grain cowhide leather exterior
- Cotton lining for durability
- 14.5 in. cuff for added protection
Grill gloves are a safety must-have for regular grillers. While they aren’t 100 percent heat-proof (don’t cook them!), they do allow you to reach across a hot grill, lift a sizzling grill grate, and even handle hot coals without getting burned. This pair received excellent ratings, with reviewers loving the look and feel.
One reviewer wrote, “These gloves are great for grilling. The grill can reach 600 degrees and I can still comfortably lift the lid and work with food around the high heat in comfort. I have given these gloves as gifts, and would highly recommend them as part of any BBQ tool arsenal.”
- All-natural Cordierite stone
- Heat up to 1,450 degrees Fahrenheit
- Invisible micro-pores absorb excess moisture
- 15″ in diameter, 6.5 pounds
If he’s a fan of pizzeria-style pies (who isn’t though?), this pizza stone will be his new best friend. The stone’s invisible micro-pores eliminate excess moisture from dough, avoiding the sogginess that often occurs with metal pans. As a bonus, he can also use in the oven and for non-pizza foods like breads, cookies, and more.
One reviewer wrote, “I wanted a pizza stone to make wood-fired pizzas on my grill – obviously there are plenty of choices on Amazon, but I ended up going with this one based on the reviews. The stone was very well packed (apparently unlike some of the other options). It’s thicker than some of the other stones as well, and has worked perfectly on the pizzas we’ve made thus far. Unless I drop it, I don’t anticipate needed to replace it anytime soon, but if I needed to I would definitely purchase this one again.”