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14 Clever Tools That Make Grilling SO Much Easier

There’s nothing better than firing up the grill to cook your meals all summer. And when you have the right tools, you’ll be able to go beyond simple hamburgers and hotdogs and venture to grilled peaches and even pizzas. These 14 gadgets make cooking outdoors so easy, you won’t want to turn on your stove all season.


1. Brookstone Motorized Steam Cleaning Grill Brush ($40): You’ve got to clean your grill properly before you start cooking. It’s an easy task when you have this motorized, steam-cleaning brush on hand.

2. Sur La Table Stainless Steel Corn Grilling Rack ($12): Grilled corn is one of the tastiest ways to eat your veggies. Stop the cobs from rolling around willy-nilly with this stainless steel corn grilling rack.

3. Weber® Pizza Stone Grilling Insert ($35): The grill makes even better pizza than your oven. Just get a pizza stone to ensure even heating (and so you don’t have to worry about anything slipping through the grill grates).

4. GrillHogs Flat BBQ Skewers ($20): Hot dogs, veggies, and other foods can be hard to manage when they’re on round skewers. These flat versions solve that problem, so your food doesn’t rotate when you try to move it around on the grill.

5. Cuisinart Sauce Pot and Basting Brush Set ($14): Keep your barbecue sauce at the ready with this handy pot. It gives you a place to put your basting brush, so it doesn’t get sticky sauce all over everything.

6. Grace Kitchenwares Silicone Cooking Gloves and Meat Shredder ($17): Making perfect pulled pork and smoked brisket is easy when you have the right tools. Protect your hands from the heat with the one-two punch of these silicone gloves and handy plastic bear claw meat shredders.

7. Camerons Himalayan Salt Block ($18): Grill chicken, fish, and other meats top this slab of Himalayan pink salt. It adds a subtle, salty flavor to your food.

8. PeterIvan Non-Stick Grill Mat ($9): Use these non-stick grill mats to keep your grates clean — they’re also great for grilling foods like fish, which have a tendency to stick.

9. Williams-Sonoma Non-stick Grill Fry Pan ($32): Sautee veggies, shrimp, and even pasta in this non-stick frying pan. It’s perforated with little holes so your food still takes on that irresistible grill flavor.

10. Cuisinart Taco Grilling Rack ($15): Give your tacos some extra flavor with this taco grilling rack.

11. Cuisinart® 3-Pack Grilling Smoking Cups ($10): Take the hassle out of smoking meat with these pre-filled hickory, mesquite, or apple wood cups. All you have to do is remove the sticker and fit them under your grill grate, where they heat up and slowly smoke your foods.

12. Cuisinart Wireless Grill Thermometer ($32): Track the temperature of your grill and of your food with this wireless probe thermometer. It has a built in timer too, for added convenience.

13. Chef Buddy LED Barbecue Light ($28): Attach this light to your grill so you can cook late into the night. It has a flexible neck, so you’ll never lose a hot dog or shrimp in the darkest corner of your grill.

14. Uncommon Goods Flavor Infusing Grilling Wraps ($10): Made from cedar and alder wood, these grilling wraps infuse your foods with aromatic flavor.

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Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)