5 essential grilling accessories

Grill like a pro!

It's grill season!
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1. Wusthof 4-piece BBQ set ($105)

These German-made tools are long enough to keep hands away from flare-ups, but "not so large that they feel unwieldy," according to Better Homes and Gardens. The fork is sturdy enough to lift a turkey, and the basting brush comes with two extra heads. Buy it at Amazon.

2. Bear Paws ($13)

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Have a little fun shredding slow-cooked chicken, pork, or brisket. Made of heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe nylon, these meat handlers make shredding easy, with sharp tines spaced widely enough that the meat never gets stuck. Buy it at Amazon.

3. Uuni Pizza Oven ($299)

Extend your grilling repertoire by finding space for this compact wood-fire oven. Fueled by wood pellets, it reaches 900 degrees in 10 minutes and can bake a 13-inch pie in just a minute or two. Buy it at Amazon.

4. ThermoWorks ThermoPop ($30)

"Small, accurate, and most important, fast," according to Bon Appétit, this instant-read thermometer performs as well as much pricier models, needing only seconds to register the internal temperature of grilling meat. It's also easy to read from any angle. Buy it at ThermoWorks.

5. Looftlighter ($65)

Looking for a quick way to get a fire going that doesn't involve lighter fluid or a chimney starter? This wand emits a concentrated jet of hot air that ignites briquettes in a minute or so — if you have an electric outlet nearby. Buy it at Amazon.

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