Here in California, we grill outdoors in any season (barbecued Brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving, anyone?). And if you live in colder climes, grilling should be top-of-mind for another reason: grill tool sets make great holiday gifts. Here are ten we like:
Above: Each tool in the Wusthof 4-Piece BBQ Set—tongs, grill brush, spatula, and fork—is made of a single piece of matte-finished stainless steel, with no moving parts to break off or tarnish. Use the integrated hooks to hang the tools on the grill while you work, and store them in their black roll-up storage bag in between barbecues; $99.99 at Swiss Knife Shop.
Above: This eco-friendly 4-Piece Barbecue Tool Set is made of recycled stainless steel with handles made of bamboo, a fast-growing, renewable material. The set includes the grilling standards—tongs, fork, and spatula—plus a coarse-bristled cleaning brush for the grill; $49 at Bambeco.
Above: A tongs and spatula set by Danish designer Eva Solo is designed to be especially flat to take up minimal space in the kitchen drawer. Cool-touch silicone handles have integrated hooks for hanging on the grill, and the tongs stay closed when shut; the Eva Solo Grill Set is $59 at Danish Design Store.
Above: A Schmidt Brothers 4-Piece Copper Barbecue Tool Set with tongs, fork, spatula, and basting brush is made of stainless steel with teak wood handles, copper detailing, and black leather hanging straps. The silicone brush head is removable and dishwasher safe, and the set comes in a handmade wood carrying case; $129.95 at Crate & Barrel.
Above: An all-stainless steel Jamie Oliver BBQ Tool Set includes a grill spatula, fork, and tongs, each with a modern look; €69.99 at Jamie Oliver BBQ.
Above: A Rosewood & Steel BBQ Set is handmade by Lamson, an American cutlery manufacturer in business since 1837. The five-piece set includes a knife, spatula, basting brush, fork, and tongs, each made of stainless steel with brass rivets on FSC-certified rosewood handles; $139 from Kaufmann Mercantile.
Above: A Rösle BBQ Tool Set includes a perforated stainless steel spatula, tongs, and a pair of gray and black leather grilling gloves to protect your hands from the flames; $100 at Didrik’s.
Above: From German brand Esschert Design, a four-piece BBQ Tools Set with wood-handled tongs, fork, spatula, and basting brush comes in an olive green canvas carrying case; $32.07 at Amazon.
Above: From R. Murphy Knives at Food52, a Grill Scraper ($54) and Large Grill Spatula ($68), each is handmade in Ayer, Massachusetts of stainless steel with American black walnut handles and black leather ties.
Above: A three-piece Rosewood BBQ Tools Set includes a fork, slotted spatula, and tongs made of stainless steel with rosewood handles and steel hanging hooks; $49.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
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