The summer is coming. That instantly translates to BBQs. The casual BBQ enthusiast will just need a basic grill, charcoal, and a spatula. Then there’s the serious griller. More tools you have means the better the results received. That also means you will be the champion of your summer.

Before you open the bank on $4,000 grill, here’s a list of ten gadgets and tools you should be investing your money in.

Outset Oyster Grill

You will be the star of the summer with this unique BBQ tool. This cast-iron pan will properly smoke and grill your oysters with ease. There’s a dozen spots to maximize your production and the deep grooves will stabilize the shellfish. There’s less mess and more oyster meat to eat, rather than falling to the bottom of the grill.

Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Insulated Food Gloves

You may look like you have surgical gloves on or cleaning up toxic wastes but these gloves will save you from a world of pain. The insulated gloves are heat resistant and will allow you more time work the meats on the grill. They are even more perfect when you are shredding meats such as pulled pork and brisket. Don’t worry about getting burned because the gloves handle around 248 degrees of heat.

Cuisinart Stuffed Burger Press

The OCD in you will appreciate the burger press. The Cuisinart tool is easy to operate and works with three pieces. With it, you can produce perfectly shaped and consistent burger patties. This isn’t just for burger meat however, you could also use the press for veggie patties, salmon patties and sliders.

Grill Beast Pulled-Pork Shredder Meat Claws

You may have seen the spiked tool on the Food Network’s BBQ competition shows. The claw-like contraption is heat-resistant so you don’t have to wait for the meats to cool. The claws will instantly tear apart the pulled pork and carve away your brisket with ease and effectiveness. More importantly, the meats are still hot so the juices will properly spread and remain in the meats after shredded.

Masterbuilt 30-Inch Black Electric Digital Smoker

If you are serious about smoking your meats rather than grilling, then this digital smoker is the thing for you. In fact, Myron Mixon, a 4-time winner of World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest, recommends this smoker. The smoker works for all meats, even hot dogs and steaks. You don’t need to flip or watch it. The digital timers remind you when its ready.

Beer Can Chicken Roaster Rack

One of the best ways to cook your chicken for your BBQ is the beer can method. This kit gives you all the tools needed to maximize your flavors. The beer can optimizes your position to roast your chicken. The fat drips away and crisps up even better. This also steams your chicken and infuses the flavors from the inside out of the chicken. More importantly, the chicken remains as moist as possible.

Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot

There are many interesting self-sufficient gadgets these days. The robotic cleaners do all the work for you. So more black hands from all the caked up residue on your grill. The process is quite easy. You just place the Grillbot on the grates and the little thing will do its thing as it scrapes away the hard to reach food pieces. The grates will soon be gone.

Onward GrillPro 00150 — Cast Iron Smoker Box

There’s the traditional smoker oven that everyone knows. But those things get a little bulky and expensive. All you need to get yourself this smoker box to solve all your problems. Just need to through some wood chips and toss it on the grill. That will soon fill your BBQ with the smoke that will enter your ribs and briskets. It’s really that simple.

GoSun — Portable Solar Cooker

Forget the charcoal briquettes and the propane tanks. This is the dream tool for those beach BBQ outings. The solar-powered grill produces around 550 degrees of heat. That’s enough to cook any meal as you take a break from the rays on the sand. More importantly, it’s super lightweight as it just weights eight pounds and not bulky.

Looft Industries Looftlighter — Fire Lighting Tool

This Swedish-based company created the ultimate lighter for your grill. The Looftlighter uses a continuous biased of superheated air that matches any real lighter. The lighter also helps boost your charcoal briquettes to get them ready to grill. It’s almost like a lightsaber for lighters.

If you happen to bring all these tools in your BBQ shed, then you are guaranteed to cater the best BBQs any of your family and friends will ever experience. Remember, the key to the best BBQ is maximizing your time and bringing out the flavors in your meals. Most importantly, you need the right tools in your arsenal.

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