Summer is right around the corner and I know we are all excited for warmer weather, soaking up the sun and shaking off the stir craze from this past year.
With summer also comes more outdoor cooking and I’ve found a grew great items I’m excited to share with you. Get ready to spruce up your summer with these outdoor BBQ accessories from Uncommon Goods!
Grab something to snack on and let’s jump in.
I hope you enjoy learning about the recommended products! Each were independently selected by me, Haley, for Haley’s Kitchen. Just so you know, as an Uncommon Goods affiliate, I will earn from qualifying purchases. Oh, and items are in stock as of time of publication unless noted otherwise!
One of the first things I always grab before heading outside to grill is a koozie. It gets pretty hot here in Arkansas in the summer and I’ll do anything I can to keep my drinks as cold as possible. Most of us probably have stash of koozies that support our favorite sports team, or maybe a collection of koozie’s you’ve gotten from weddings over the years.
But what about summer themed koozie’s that got us amped up for all the exciting outdoor activities we get to get back into this year!
If you’re a fan of being out on the water, camping or maybe just hanging out around a backyard fire to enjoy your BBQ, check out these super fun koozies.
But besides having your drink of choice ready to go, let’s be honest. The most important part is making sure you have the right grilling accessories to serve up a delicious BBQ dinner. There’s nothing quite like firing up the grill for the first time of the season and smelling the nostalgic scent of burning coals.
One food I really like to grill is vegetables, but they are not always the easiest to handle on the grill. They can be a pain to turn and I often lose some as they fall between the grate to the fiery coals. Luckily, there are tons of nifty cooking accessories that make it a little easier. Check out these tools that make grilling vegetables less stressful!
Something that I like to experiment with when cooking is testing out fun and unique flavors. And there’s a few ways you can do this with the grill! I don’t just mean trying different foods, but instead, by infusing flavor. The first and most popular way to infuse your food with unique flavor is wood chips. These can be added to the bottom of your grill but I like that they come with a smoker box to really help bring that flavor to your food. Another way to infuse your food are wooden planks. You can use them with anything from stuffed mushrooms to steaks. These are already flavored and just need to be soaked in hot water for 15 minutes, add your food and it’s grill ready!One thing I’ve been wanting to try with the grill is a Himalayan salt plank. Himalayan salt is a sturdy crystal structure that can withstand the heat from the grill up to 500°F as well as cold temperatures if you want to pop it in the fridge for two hours to serve sushi, cheeses or chilled deserts!And lastly, a product that’s new to me, flavor infusing wraps. I think these are an easy and awesome way to add flavor to your veggies while they’re grilling. Like the planks, you’ll soak them in water 5-10 minutes before use. Then grab anything from cheese to your choice of veggie and roll them up and tie them with cooking twine.
First and foremost to grill properly you need a good spatula. A we’ve all been there before when we lost track of time and the sun set without us realizing. Maybe you’ve got some outdoor lights but they’re not necessarily near your grill and you can’t see what you’re doing. But you’re in luck because someone at some point said why don’t we have a built in flashlight on our grilling spatulas? Ta-da! Here you are. Another not-so-nifty accessories but definitely a necessity is a bristle free cleaning brush. The bristles can break off easily if you don’t have a quality cleaning brush and they can get really nasty over time. With the bristle free brush, you can avoid any bristles breaking off and getting into your food. It’s helps you do avoid getting pricked by any of those pesky bristles. It’s easy to use and sturdy!Grilling can get messy sometimes and not every grill comes with extenders to hold all of your supplies. It’s always nice to have a good apron on hand but this utility apron is perfect for grilling! It’s got pockets and loops for all your tools, it’s stain resistant for when you’re grilling with sauces and it even comes with a bottle open so you don’t have to go searching for one while you’re busy handling the flames!And of course, I saved the fun one for last! It’s a cast iron/steel pizza oven that goes directly on to your grill! I can’t wait to pull our grill out this season and have fun with different variations of grilled pizza. I love pizza and I love that good grill flavor, what could go wrong? In less than 10 minutes it can produce a perfectly brick-oven replica of your favorite ‘za!