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March 11, 2016 Comments (0) Smoking Meat

The Best Smoking Tools – Every Tool You Need for Great Tasting Meat

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When smoking meat, you need all of the right tools to make your experience simple and easy. All too often, the one aspect that is causing your meat to come out less than savory is that you simply do not have the best grilling tools for the job.

We have compiled a list of the best grilling accessories that can turn you from a novice to an expert in smoking meat.

1. Ivation Wireless BBQ Smoker Thermometer Set


The times of using a manual thermometer are over. There was once a time when you would need to closely monitor your meat’s temperature to ensure that you never overcooked your meat. Now, the best wireless thermometer for smoking and grilling can be used hundreds of feet away. This allows you the freedom of knowing how hot your meat is without having to huddle near your grill for hours.

The Ivation Smoke Meat Thermometer is the best in the industry and can read temperatures exceeding 570 degrees. The probes are easy to insert and users will find that the readings are accurate and timely. Simply wait and the LCD receiver will alert you if there is a problem. A beep or flash will tell you when the temperature of your grill or smoker is not within your desired range. There is even a timer as well as a wireless receiver (batteries included) that allow you to smoke your meat at just the right temperature.

2. Cuisinart CGS-5014 14-Piece Grill Set

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If you can only afford one accessory, this is the absolute best choice. This grill set has everything you need to cook and handle the meat you are grilling. Being made by Cuisinart simply puts this set above all others.

Included in this fantastic set are the following items:

  • Corn holders
  • Basting brush
  • Grill brush
  • Tongs
  • Spatula

These items will ensure that you have every last item needed to cook delicious smoker food at any time. The set even comes with a beautiful aluminum carrying case. There is also a one year warranty included to ensure that if your items break, they will be replaced free of charge.

3. Steven Raichlen Insulated Food Gloves


Handling smoked food can be very dangerous. With many meats needing to be cooked in temperatures that exceed 500 degrees, a good pair of gloves is essential. These gloves have been rated 4 stars by over 370 users.

Made with insulated rubber, these gloves are very sturdy, yet flexible enough that you can move your fingers with ease. Virtually no dexterity is lost in the process, which is a major benefit.

These gloves are not only great for handling meat, but they are meant for the shredding process as well. This means you can hold the scorching hot meat for minutes at a time without ever burning your fingers in the process.

4. Bear Paws Meat Handler Forks with Claws

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One of the best BBQ tools is that of the bear claws. When cooking a turkey, chicken or various other meats, it is often hard to transfer them from the grill to your plate. Large forks are just awkward and handling them with your hands is merely out of the question.

These bear claws are made with heat resistant nylon and have been approved by the FDA. Users can easily lift meat with these claws or use them to shred their meat.

If you cook up pork often, these claws work great for the shredding process. They are very comfortable to hold and provide users with the utmost in protection.

5. Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

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Charcoal provides a superior taste over its propane counterpart, but there is one issue – starting. Trying to get a grill to start for 20 minutes is never fun. Weber has created a great tool for all of your charcoal grill and smoker needs.

The Rapidfire Chimney starter is one of the best smoking tools to have. For anyone that is simply tired of wasting time on the starting process, but loves the taste that charcoal gives their meat.

This start is 7 ½ x 7 ½ x 12 inches in length and has a cone bottom design to ensure starting is a breeze. One of the best parts is that there is no need for lighter fluid thanks to the starter’s unique design.

The basic design also ensures that all of the charcoal is heated evenly. This means that when you take your meat off of the grill, the meat will be cooked thoroughly. Over 1090 people have rated this as a must-have for anyone that does not have a gas grill. For any grilling enthusiast that simply needs to have the best flavor and is tired of pouring in more lighter fluid to get their grill to start, the 7416 will make your grilling a breeze.

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