Nothing says “it’s grill time” like the sweet heat of summertime. Everything about this time of year compels you to go outside: the longer daylight hours, the smell of freshly cut grass and chlorinated pool water, and the wafting grill smoke beckoning the neighborhood kids and cats with meaty temptations.
But this year, instead of letting this longstanding tradition stressing you out - after all, who likes cleaning a grill with a faulty scraper or throwing away yet another burnt burger? – it’s time to find the most useful grill tools out there to take the struggle out of what should be the enjoyable and satisfying role of neighborhood Grill Master.
And just to make it even more fun, and, of course, defend your status as the Grill Master from any new challenger on the block, you can personalize your grill accessories. That also makes them excellent Father's Day Gifts, or if you engrave them with your family name or crest, they can become family heirlooms that you pass down to your kids.
If you have everything in place, BBQing can turn into your end-of-day relaxation, your social capital, and your pro-hobby all in one. So, here are a few must-have grill tools and personalized grill gifts for a stress-free BBQ season.
Tools To Make Grilling A Breeze
Instead of buying a bunch of different tools separately, this Monogrammed BBQ Grilling Set contains a spatula, grilling fork, and tongs. The utensils are made from durable stainless steel so you don’t have to worry about them rusting or falling apart, relieving you of a common problem that comes with the territory. They also come in a lightweight bamboo case with securing latches and a rugged handle.
And, of course, just to make it even more personalized, you can choose from six different design options, including Modern, Circle, Stamped, Chef, Steak, and Knives.
If you have a big family, or you plan on grilling for neighbors or guests, one spatula is not going to be enough, so you might want to get an extra spatula or two, especially if you want to involve one of your kids or friends in the grilling.
These 2-in-1 Grilling Spatulas are not only personalized, they also have a bottle opener on their ends in case you’ve misplaced your other opener (which is another common BBQing problem) and you want to crack a cold beer while cooking the ribs.
BBQ Gear Fit For A King
As a seasoned Grill Master, you know that the process goes way beyond just grilling. You need to keep your grill in tip-top shape, clean, and ready for the next round. But cleaning your grill after the cookout doesn’t have to be a drag, you can make it into a meditative ritual of its own, and also involve the kids or a friend.
This Personalized Natural Western BBQ Scraper is eco-friendly, personalized, and best of all, gives off a natural cedar aroma when used on a warm grill. Plus, it’s much tidier than BBQ brushes that leave metal bristles all over the place, relieving you of yet another grilling hazard.
Having a grill-specific cutting board can save you a lot of hassle – you don’t have to worry about cross-contamination and you don’t have to search for it in the house. This Personalized Bamboo Cutting Board is perfect for your outdoor makeshift bar or for chopping up all the fix-ins for your hot dogs.
Your Outdoor Bar Essentials
Nothing goes together like BBQ and beer. So, if you’ve already got your top grill game on, it would be weird if your bar accessories fell flat. This Wall Mounted Personalized Bottle Opener doesn’t only look good (and it does come in 12 different designs), it’s also the most practical bottle opener you can get. It won’t get lost, it won’t get damaged, and no matter how tipsy your guests are, they will easily find it.
Though we have a great selection of personalized coolers, including a sports cooler chair that can hold your beer and give you a seat, for your home, it might be better to use these Personalized Black Leather Individual Can Coolers. First of all, unlike big coolers, which keep your drinks cool until you take them out and pop them open, this individual cooler will stave off the summer heat for much longer. Secondly, they are classy as hell.
Grill Master Swag
No point in beating around the bush, if you want to assert your status as Grill Master, might as well wear it loud and proud. This Personalized Grill Master T-Shirt comes in 50/50 pre-shrunk cotton ploy blend and the design is printed directly onto the fabric, so it won’t peel or crack.
Don’t want to dedicate a T-Shirt to grilling? You can get a Personalized Grill Master Apron instead. It’s also got two front pockets to keep your best grill tools handy.