A BBQ master isn’t a title that’s given. It needs to be earned. One of the best ways to earn it is by having the right tools and grill accessories. After all, you can’t expect to be handed the title without having the ability to cook just about anything on the grill. Your BBQ needs to be properly cared for, and you need to be able to cook many different entrees on it. Without the correct tools, ranging from cooking implements to BBQ grill covers and even BBQ pits, that grill master title will never materialize.
Cooking Tools Are Some of the Most Important Grill Accessories
When it comes to grill accessories, there are an overwhelming amount of choices. At the most basic level, there are long-handled spatulas and tongs, as well as grate brushes. A good grill master has all of these grill accessories, plus others. Usually, grill spatulas and tongs are sold in a set that includes an oven mitt or two, as well as a grate brush. These sets work, but you’ll need a few more grill accessories in order to truly become a master. Other, more specialized tools include thermometers, basting brushes, and safety grill gloves. The gloves are slightly different than the previously mentioned oven mitts. They fit your hands better and allow you to properly grip the tools, not just keep you from burning yourself when lifting the grill grate. A good grilling thermometer allows you to keep an eye on the meat that you’re cooking since it will tell you its current temperature. The best ones are digital and have settings. They’ll beep when the meat is done cooking. Last, but far from least, are the basting brushes. These little tools allow you to add more of your homemade BBQ sauce to the ribs that you’ve been smoking since early in the morning. Without them, your meat won’t have that perfectly caramelized crust. If you grill more than just meat, then you’ll need a sheet pan and a vegetable basket. Both of these are designed for grilling things like potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, corn on the cob, and just about any other vegetable side dish. Some grills come with special sections for these things, but you can add them on if yours doesn’t.
A Well-Made BBQ Grill Cover Is A Must
Not only does a grill master need the right cooking tools, but he or she also should have a well-made BBQ grill cover. These covers are extremely important grill accessories, since they protect the grill from inclement weather and ensure that it will have a long life span. They are not usually thought of as grill accessories, as most people picture the tools previously described as being the only things in this category. However, a grill cover keeps that precious cooking device in good working condition. When purchasing a BBQ grill cover, there are several things to look for. These include a durable, breathable fabric that will allow air to circulate. Why do you want one that does this? Because those made of non-breathable materials can trap moisture in, allowing the grill to rust. The entire point of a grill cover is to keep this from occurring. A good grill cover also comes with a warranty, is designed to fit snugly around your BBQ (this will keep it from blowing away on windy days, among other things), and is water repellent. If the water beads up when it lands on your grill cover, then it will either run off the end or dry up when the weather warms up. The moisture won’t get sucked in and cause damage.
Don’t Forget About The BBQ Pit Covers – And The BBQ Pit Itself
A BBQ pit is quite different than a standard grill, although the two can sometimes be combined into one unit. Basically, the pit is designed to smoke various types of meat, usually alongside wood chips for flavor. A good BBQ master knows how to use one – and even sometimes owns a BBQ pit – since smoked meats have a different flavor than what is usually cooked on a grill. They are kind of like grill accessories, even though they are grills in their own right. There are three main types of BBQ pits, and BBQ pit covers are made for them all. These types include separate BBQ pits that resemble fire pits, ones that look like a grill, and pits that come attached to a grill. All are made of metal. The first type is small and squat, and tend to be either rectangular or round in shape. They can either work as a fire pit (as in you can stand around one and admire the fire) or as a smoker since they have a small grid that holds the meat about the flames. This type also comes with a separate metal cover. Another type of BBQ pit is the kind that has legs and a cover that pulls back. These look like regular grills, but keep the meat at a lower temperature and have a separate box that holds the wood chips. Finally, the third kind is attached to a regular grill. These BBQ pits are usually smaller versions of the main grill section, complete with their own lids. No matter the type of BBQ pit, they need proper covers. Covers are crucial grill accessories, especially since some BBQ pits sit low on the ground where they are even more susceptible to Mother Nature. A good BBQ pit cover has all of the qualities of a regular BBQ cover – from the breathable, water-resistant fabric to the close fit.
When you’re ready to purchase one of the most important grill accessories – the BBQ grill cover, look no further than Hentex. We make covers for your grill, your BBQ pit, and your patio furniture. All of them are made from breathable fabric that is waterproof. Our covers also come with warranties and in many shapes and sizes. You’ll have no problem finding the best one for your grill so that you earn that grill master title.