11 Essential Grilling Tools for Your First-Ever Cookout

It’s easy to get carried away when shopping for grilling gear—the market is flooded with tools that feature unnecessary bells and whistles and trendy single-use items that end up as drawer clutter. (We’re looking at you, extra-long spatula that’s also a bottle opener.) So we rounded up a list of essential grilling tools that actually do what they promise—affordable, reliable, no-frills basics that’ll have you fully equipped for the start of outdoor cooking season. Whether it’s your first time playing with fire or you’re a seasoned pro looking to optimize your grilling kit, this list will get you sorted.

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