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Backyard barbecue season calls for more than an open flame. Think beyond burgers and upgrade your grilling with these cooking accessories.
For handy pockets
Keep your summer outfit spotless with this adjustable apron, made with thick cotton to prevent spills from seeping through. It’s also equipped with multiple convenient pockets, so you can tuck in utensils, tools or whatever you want close at hand.
Five Two by Food52 apron, $58, nordstrom.ca
For the at-home slice
You don’t need a wood-fired pizza oven to enjoy a cheesy slice in your backyard. Instead, pop this barbecue-safe clay pizza stone onto your grill (it can withstand heat up to about 550 degrees Fahrenheit) for a crispy, perfectly cooked pie.
Emile Henry glazed pizza stone, $70, thebay.com
For a well-stocked kit
Never go searching for your tongs again, thanks to this ultra-organized 20-piece grill accessories set. The aluminum case keeps corn holders, skewers, a spatula, a basting brush and a digital temperature fork to cover all your barbecuing needs.
Cuisinart deluxe grill set, $74, amazon.ca
For a sharper tool
Whether you’re prepping veggies or prime cuts of steak for the grill, a quality chef’s knife is a basic. Made from durable, fully forged German steel, this eight-inch French knife from Canadian brand Kilne promises to be your new all-around classic.
Kilne chef’s knife, $50, kilne.com
For the flavour boosts
The right seasonings make all the difference. Opt for the Bold BBQ blends from Montreal’s A Spice Affair, run by a fourth-generation spice merchant; the collection includes Maple and Pepper Seasoning and Royal Steak Spices.
A Spice Affair Bold BBQ 6 variety pack, $75, aspiceaffair.com