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12 Grilling Essentials

Lawn & Garden

Up Your Grill Game with 12 Tools

Grilling season is here, and we want to make sure you have the best backyard barbeque in the neighborhood. So we created a cheat-sheet of 12 must-have accessories. Learn about the difference between a propane and charcoal grill and the benefits of all the tools you didn’t know you needed to add flavor and ease when you grill.

For even more grilling tips and tricks, stop by your local Lewis and chat with our highly trained staff.

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THESE ACCESSORIES WILL TAKE YOUR SUMMER GRILLING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Grilling is not just the act of cooking food with fire. For lots of people, it is the pinnacle of the summer experience and the ultimate form of backyard mastery. Check out this guide from Lewis to take your summertime grilling experience to the next level.


Whether you prefer charcoal or propane, there is something special about food cooked over an open flame. Some people are devoted to the authenticity of a charcoal flame, while some prefer the ease and precision of propane. Both have their benefits, and deciding which is the best bet for your summertime fun can be a fun experiment.

Charcoal vs Propane
Charcoal Grill


CHARCOAL GRILL

+ Flavorful
+ Increased Heat

– Dirty
– Longer to heat up
– Learning curve

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Propane Grill


GAS/PROPANE GRILL

+ Convenient
+ Steady temperatures
+ Multiple cooking zones

– Less flavor
– Doesn't reach high temps

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When someone is dedicated to the art of getting the perfect sear, any accessory that makes that easier is worth its weight in gold. Add some pizazz to your summer grilling routine by adding one of these awesome accessories to your arsenal.

Tast Buddies

PIZZA STONE

This special flat stone helps distribute heat evenly to make pizza on the grill easy as pie.

CAST IRON GRILL PRESS

Burgers and steaks need a good press to get an even sear.

STEAK BRANDING IRON

Sign your work of art by creating a custom brand and searing it into your steaks.

GRILL BASKET

Grilled veggies become easy when you can throw them in a grill basket. Yum.

STAINLESS STEEL SKEWERS

When you are dedicated to the grilling game, it's time to step up to stainless steel and do away with fragile wooden skewers.

BASTING SET

Keep the flavor going on the grill with sauces and marinades you can apply right where the action happens.

CEDAR PLANKS

Especially for fish, cedar planks can take a meal from bland to fantastically flavorful.

Over the Top Tools

PIT GLOVES

Insulated grilling gloves let the master get hands-on with their craft.

GRILL BRUSH

Keeping a clean work surface is key to the best tasting final product.

DIGITAL THERMOMETER

Make sure every steak, burger, and chicken is cooked perfectly.

CLAMP LIGHT

Keep the grill and smoker going deep into the night with a barbecue grill light.
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