The art of barbecuing is a complex one that takes years, if not decades to master. People live and die by the grill, so your family and evening staycations with friends will often flock to the host with the most. Now most of you here are probably seasoned cooks while some of you may be beginners. Whatever skill level you may have, we've got some handy accessories that are bound to help improve your grilling.
1. Pizza Stone
The pizza stone is one of the top go-to accessories for both charcoal and gas barbecues. Why? It's easy to use, inexpensive, and you can instantly turn your grill, be it a Broil King Signet or a Weber Kettle, into a state of the art pizza oven. You'll get some of the best tasting and crispiest crusts you've ever had.
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Thermometers are an absolute must-have for any avid griller. Our staff hear, "I can't believe it took me this long to get one" from returning customers everyday. The fact is barbecuing meat has a fine line between undercooking, which can sometimes leave you with more than just an upset stomach, and overcooking, which can leave you chewing for days on what seems like a piece of tasteless cardboard. Thermometers take the guessing work out of barbecuing and we guarantee 99% of grill masters always have one in their reach when they're cooking.
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We put griddles on almost every one of these lists that we do because we feel they're criminally underused on barbecues. If you don't have a griddle in your arsenal, we highly recommend getting one. Whether it's breakfast foods, stir-fry, fish, or even desserts, it's a great accessory that gives you more versatility and infuses that classic mouth watering barbecue flavor into more foods than you can imagine.
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4. Butcher Paper
Butcher paper has been the talk of the town in the world of grilling for quite some time, and it's easy to see why. Not only does it give you that classic authentic barbecue presentation, but it can help you make some pretty mean food. If you're one for brisket and ribs, butcher paper is a must have. Wrapping your meats in them compared to foil lets out just enough moisture and gives it some breathability. That way you get that delicious bark with the perfect amount of bite.
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5. Grilling & Roasting Racks
When it comes to barbecuing, grilling, and roasting, having racks are great for two reasons: firstly, they can help introduce you to a completely new type of cooking, like the beer can chicken roasting rack; as well, they can help you save a lot of valuable and limited cooking space. A Reversible Rib & Roasting Rack can help you fit up to SIX racks of ribs in a smaller surface area, leaving you more room for potatoes and veggies. Whether it's for added versatility or to make the most out of your cooking surface, grilling and roasting racks are a must have for any avid cook that likes to try new techniques.
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So there you have it, our top five barbecue accessories that'll improve your grill game practically instantly. Do you agree with our list, or think that items should be swapped out? Let us know your thoughts when you come into our store.
If you have any more questions regarding barbecue accessories, ask a question in our websites chat feature, or visit any of our 5 locations across Canada to talk to an expert. We have two locations in Alberta with our Calgary North and Calgary South locations, as well as 3 across the GTA: Burlington, Oakville & Etobicoke, Ontario.