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BBQ enthusiasts are flipping for these tools

Friday, April 15th 2022, 12:30 pm - Is sunny weather in your forecast? Here's a list of top-rated products for connoisseurs of the 'Q, including shredders, smart meat thermometers, grill baskets, and more.

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Once you’ve cleaned your BBQ for the season, it’s time to turn your attention to the top grilling accessories. Whether you’re replacing some necessary tools or looking to one-up your neighbour this spring, here are five products that really sizzle based on their Amazon ratings.

BBQ Grill Accessories Toolset 34 Pieces

Amazon, tool set, CANVA, BBQ tools


Ideal for the brand-new BBQ owner and the grilling gourmand alike, this incredible 34-piece toolset with take your grate from tame to flame! These accessories are made from premium food-grade stainless steel, which is BPA-free, durable, rust-proof, and dishwasher safe. Customers like that this complete set comes in a carrying case that makes it easy to take with you when you’re planning a picnic or beach cookout.

What we like:

  • Complete set of tools for any BBQ enthusiast to enjoy at a reasonable price point
  • Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on more than 3,000 reviews
  • Features include long-handled grill tongs, spatula, fork, scissor tongs, meat knife, two basting brushes, two grill cleaning brushes, meat injector, meat thermometer, pepper & salt shakers, eight corn holders, six skewers, grill glove, carry bag, small knife and fork, two grill mats, and kitchen shears

Meat Claws Shredder for BBQ

Amazon, Meat Claws, CANVA, BBQ Tools


If you’re looking to try something new on the 'Q this spring, order a pair of Meat Claws shredders. Not only can you shred meat with these tenaciously toothed claws, but you can also use them to lift and serve. Customers say they are easy to use, ultra-sharp, and help hold meat in place to carve.

What we like:

  • Use this accessory to perfectly shred pork, chicken, and beef when it comes off the grill
  • Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on nearly 4,000 reviews
  • Features include a new solid handle design with plenty of knuckle room

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MEATER Plus Smart Meat Thermometer with Bluetooth

Amazon, Meater Plus, CANVA, BBQ Tools


This product puts a modern twist on the memorable infomercial ‘set it and forget it’! The MEATER Plus is the first completely wireless smart meat thermometer to monitor your cooking through a free app. A guided cook system walks you through every step of the cooking process and will also send you alerts based on temperature and time so you can step away from the grill and relax!

What we like:

  • Designed for technologically-inclined grillers
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on nearly 16,000 reviews
  • Features include two sensors and one probe to monitor the internal and external temperature of meat simultaneously, full connectivity suite to monitor your cooking from a phone or tablet over Bluetooth, or opt to extend your range using MEATER Link WiFi and MEATER Cloud to use Alexa and monitor from a computer

Grillaholics Grill Basket

Amazon, Grill Basket, BBQ tools


Give your veggies a smokey flavour by cooking them in this stainless steel basket on your BBQ. Suitable for gas or charcoal grills, raised edges keep food inside the basket while holes allow heat and smoke to pass through and cook your food to perfection. Customers say it’s a good-sized basket and some say they also use it for grilling shrimps.

What we like:

  • Extra-large basket for grilling enough vegetables for your backyard guests
  • Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on more than 2,000 reviews
  • Features include stainless steel construction, dishwasher safe for easy clean-up, curved handles for carrying, and a lifetime money-back guarantee

Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaner

Amazon, Grillbot, CANVA, BBQ tools


Eliminate the elbow grease with this automatic cleaning robot that will tackle your charred, dirty grill whether it’s hot or cool. All you need to do is press a button and a sophisticated computer directs the Grillbot for up to 20 minutes of cleaning time. Top reviewers say it works exactly as described and others indicated the price point was too high for their needs (robots aren’t cheap these days).

What we like:

  • Put an end to scrubbing, brushing, and scraping your dirty grill with this cleaning robot
  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 based on more than 250 reviews
  • Features include its compact size with three powerful independent motors, a rechargeable lithium ion battery, and three dishwasher safe nylon brushes

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Our trusted Product Specialists recommend high-quality items that we think will enhance your experience with Canadian weather conditions. Prices and availability of items are accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change.

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