Upgrade Your BBQ: Top 8 Grill Accessories for Spring (2022)

Table of Contents 

  1. Kick Ash Basket

  2. Juniper BBQ Grill Scraper

  3. High-Que Gasket

  4. Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

  5. The Kick Ash Drip Pan

  6. Flame Boss WiFi Thermometer

  7. Kick Ash Basket Heat-Resistant Gloves

  8. Weber Original Wide Spatula

  9. Spring is Here, Time to BBQ


After a long winter, barbecue season is finally upon us. This is the perfect time to consider our best grilling accessories and think about which tools could take your barbecue to the next level. Below, we’ll highlight eight of our favorite grilling accessories. 

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#1. Kick Ash Basket 

I’m always pleasantly surprised by all of the emails we get from satisfied customers who tell us that our Kick Ash Basket is one of their favorite BBQ grill accessories ever. For anyone who hasn’t taken the plunge yet, you might be wondering what the basket is? Simply put, our grill basket saves you time and energy during startup and cleanup, all while increasing the quality of your cook. Each Kick Ash Basket is custom built for your specific type of charcoal grill, so if you’re wondering if there’s one for your grill, the odds are heavily in your favor. Make the upgrade of the season and shop by grill today! 


Pro Tip: Make sure you buy the right size basket for your grill! For instance, the small Kick Ash Basket is good for the Small Big Green Egg grill, and the large basket is one you can add as one of your Primo Kamado grill accessories. 

#2. Juniper BBQ Grill Scraper 

No matter how much I love to grill, I often find myself groaning at the end of the night when I have to scrape the gunk off of the grill grates. One of the most complicated cleaning chores is getting those grates clean, and what’s even worse is that traditional grill brushes are just awful for your grill. Fortunately, the Juniper BBQ Scraper makes my job easier and is A-OK for the environment. It easily cleans off baked-on grime and ensures that the grill grates will not be scuffed or damaged. Not to mention, it mitigates the risk of having spare plastic that traditional grate cleaners leave behind in your next cook!

#3. High-Que Gasket

Gaskets are definitely not seen as the sexiest grilling accessory out there, but oh boy is a good one necessary for a flavorful cook. In fact, it’s a grill accessory that many of us don’t even realize exists. But then, for those folks who do know about their existence, they might not know that you can change gaskets out from the factory version—you know, the cheap ones that come with the grill. 


High-Que Gaskets, which are excellent Kamado grill accessories, Green Mountain grill accessories, and really any grill accessories, are super easy to apply to the grill. They do a great job sealing smoke and flavor into your grill. So, with this accessory, your BBQ’d meats and veggies are going to be even more moist and flavorful. 

#4. Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

One of the best Weber grilling accessories is the Rapidfire Chimney Starter, a helpful grilling accessory that makes grilling yummy and safer. Raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten singed eyebrows from trying to light your charcoal bricks with lighter fluid and a match. I know that I definitely have. Fortunately, these great charcoal grill accessories help keep your eyebrows safe for another day. The aluminized steel can allow you to safely pour your hot charcoal directly onto the grill in one smooth motion. I couldn’t believe how easy the process was the first time I tried it. 



#5. Kick Ash Basket Drip Pans

One of the things that we pride ourselves in at Kick Ash is making your barbecue experience user-friendly from beginning to end. One of the ways we do this is with our high-quality stainless steel drip pans. They make clean-up a snap, and they are also a great way to collect your drippings so that you can make mouth-watering gravies. As an added plus, you can also use drip pans for infusing flavors with indirect heating. This drip pan would be perfect as an Akorn grill accessory or Traeger grill accessory so you can take your barbecuing to the next level. 

#6. Flame Boss WiFi Thermometer

No one wants to pull raw chicken off the grill, and similarly, no one wants to find out their beautiful filet mignon is charred to a well-done crisp. Our Flame Boss Thermometer is one of the best meat thermometers on the market, as it helps grillers make sure that neither of those unpleasant scenarios will happen. This wifi-enabled wireless grill thermometer is compatible with grills, smokers, ovens and stovetops. It’s super easy to use, and tests show that it is almost always spot-on accurate with the measured temperature. As an added bonus, these thermometers conveniently monitor up to four separate temperatures simultaneously with four probe ports. The ability to supervise cooking temps while at home or running errands with the connected app makes grilling easier than ever.  

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#7. Kick Ash Basket Heat-Resistant Gloves

Obviously, we all know that grills get super hot. I know that I have several old burn marks attesting to this heat. The good news is that there are many good grill accessories that can keep our hands and arms safe. One of my favorite products is our very own Kick Ash Basket Heat-Resistant Gloves. Under testing, these gloves protect up to a temperature of more than 900 degrees F. Even though these gloves are highly protective, they are also super comfortable to wear. Sometimes I even forget that I have them on. Upgrade your grill safety this spring with Kick Ash Basket’s Heat-Resistant Gloves.  

#8. Weber Original Wide Spatula 

Spatulas are another one of those barbecue grill accessories that you probably haven’t given a lot of thought to. However, in my grilling experience, I’ve learned that a spatula can be the difference between a successful meal or one that falls flat. As you might imagine, not all spatulas are created equally. One of the best ones is this Weber grill accessory, the Weber Original Wide Spatula. The wide spatula allows us to get under and successfully flip even delicate fish on the grill. 

Spring Is Here, Time to BBQ

It’s time to stock up on this year’s best grilling accessories, as well as to find some excellent grill accessory storage for your new tools. But, regardless of how you stock up for the 2022 grilling season, you may find yourself wondering what the next step is. We suggest joining our Kick Ash Crew on Facebook for some great members-only giveaways, deals, recipes, tips & tricks, and more! There’s always room for one more in the Crew—we can’t wait to see you there!