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Best Grill Tools of 2020

By Aaron Rice ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Nov 17, 2020
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Ready to up your grill tools game? We researched over 50 sets before landing on 10 of the best available in 2020. Our team of culinary experts then spent a week testing these sets side-by-side to bring you the most comprehensive review possible. We tested these tools by actually cooking with them, comparing their features and judging their performance compared to one another. After hours of objective research and hands-on testing, we offer an in-depth review to help simplify your selection process and get you the right tools for the job.

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Best Essential Grill Tools Set


Alpha Grillers Heavy Duty 4-Piece Set


Editors' Choice Award
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$52
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Materials: Stainless Steel, Rubber Grips | Case Included?: No
Genuinely heavy-duty stainless steel
Ergonomic grips
Long handles
Tongs are much shorter than other tools
Expensive for just the essentials

The Alpha Grillers Heavy Duty BBQ Tool Set is purposefully designed, and most importantly, built to last. This is a no-frills essentials kit, and the tools are constructed with heavy-gauge stainless steel. Although many companies advertise "heavy-duty," this is the only set we tested that was thick enough not to flex or bend. The handles are backed with ergonomic rubber grips that conform nicely to the natural contour of your fingers, and although they don't come with a case, these tools do have large hanging loops.

While we found very little issue with the well-refined yet straightforward design of the fork, spatula, and basting brush, we have a number of criticisms regarding the tongs. This is especially annoying because, as far as we're concerned, tongs are the essential tool and often see the most use when cooking over an open flame. For some reason, these are particularly on the short side, measuring only 15 inches, while all of the other tools measure 18 inches. The locking mechanism is also a bit loose and can actually snap into action while the tongs are in-use. If these simple issues could were resolved, this would be a truly timeless grill set — especially considering that they are backed by a lifetime money-back guarantee.

Tools Included: Tongs (locking), spatula, fork, basting brush

The ergonomic grips on the tools in the Alpha Grillers set makes them both user-friendly and incredibly comfortable to use on a daily basis.
The ergonomic grips on the tools in the Alpha Grillers set makes them both user-friendly and incredibly comfortable to use on a daily basis.

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Best Complete Grill Tools Set


Home-Complete 16-Piece Stainless Steel Set


Editors' Choice Award
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$27.95
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Materials: Full Stainless Steel | Case Included?: Yes, Hard-Sided Aluminum
A complete kit that sticks to the essentials
Tongs have a unique, clamshell design
Utensil neck extends into the handles for increased durability
Relatively short handles
Tongs do not lock

The Home-Complete 16-Piece Stainless Steel Set lives up to its name: it is a complete set of grill tools but sticks to the true essentials. The first notable difference is that this set excludes an oversized fork from the kit — which is, as far as we can tell, a useless tool that should never come into contact with your grilled meats. Secondly, the tongs have a unique, "clamshell" shape, which gives you more surface area for gripping and flipping. Another important design point is that the stainless-steel neck of these utensils extends all the way back into their grip, improving both strength and durability over time — especially when compared to wood handle grips that are secured with rivets, which can come loose over time.

While the Home-Complete set may be more durable than others, these full stainless steel tools still aren't quite as heavy-duty as we would like to see. The grill brush would certainly benefit from some extra heft, as the flat stainless-steel neck flexes under the pressure necessary to scrub a grill clean. The heads of the tongs are shaped well to handle multiple kitchen duties, but since they don't include a locking mechanism, we'll be limiting them to outside use. Even though all of these tools are on the shorter side — they have an average length of only 14 inches — we still found ourselves reaching time and again for their aluminum case when it came time for grilling.

Tools Included: Tongs (non-locking), spatula, grill brush (with 1 replacement head), basting brush, 2 over-sized skewers, 8 corn cob holders

The Home-Complete set has everything you need and nothing more (though some additional skewers might be a nice addition.)
The Home-Complete set has everything you need and nothing more (though some additional skewers might be a nice addition.)

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Best Bang for Your Buck


Anpro 21-Piece Grilling Accessories Set


Best Buy Award
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$18.99
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Materials: Full Stainless Steel | Case Included?: Yes, Soft-Sided
Unbeatable price point
Unique tong design
Versatile for the grill and in the kitchen
Short handles
Flimsy stainless steel

As an everything kit that easily transitions between the grill and kitchen, the Anpro Grilling Accessories Set is easily the most valuable kit in this review. The average head size of a spatula in this review is 19 sq. inches, compared to the 11.25 sq. inch head of this set. Although this might seem counterproductive for grilling tools, here us out — we believe that smaller size utensils are actually much more versatile, since you can bring them into the kitchen and have a spatula that is actually small enough to also use in a sautée pan. Similarly, tools like the basting brush can easily transition to other uses like baking. Unlike the Home-Complete set, we appreciate that this Anpro kit includes 8 skewers instead of 2, plenty to realistically make a meal of grill kabobs.

But like most great values, you will sacrifice some elements of quality with this set. The Anpro tools have the shortest handles, at just under 14 inches. Despite advertising, their construction is surprisingly flimsy. This is particularly an issue for tools like the grill brush, where the neck is thin enough that we could imagine it snapping if you accidentally applied too much pressure while cleaning your grill grates. However, it is still a full stainless steel set, so if you remain aware of their lightweight design, these tools should enjoy a long lifetime of culinary creation.

Tools Included: Tongs (non-locking), spatula, grill brush, basting brush, knife, fork, 8 skewers, 6 corn cob holders

Although the Anpro spatula (and most other tools) are a fraction of the size of many other sets  it makes them more nimble and more versatile for use on the grill and in the kitchen.
Although the Anpro spatula (and most other tools) are a fraction of the size of many other sets, it makes them more nimble and more versatile for use on the grill and in the kitchen.

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Fantastic Value for an Essential Set


Cuisinart 3-Piece Grill Tool Set


Best Buy Award
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$19.99
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Materials: Stainless Steel, Rubber Grips | Case Included?: No
Comfortable handles
Available in fun colors
"Cuisinart" chrome stamp on handles gets very hot in the sun
Awkward hanging design

If you are the type that likes to stand out from the crowd, the multi-color options of the Cuisinart 3-Piece Grill Tool Set will likely appeal to your fun-side. Except for the colorways, this is an all-around average and ultra-basic set of tools. The 16-inch length is middle-of-the-road for our testing group, and the stainless steel construction is by no means flimsy, but it is not remarkably thick and could be prone to bending. We were most impressed with the tacky, rubber grips, which are incredibly comfortable to handle and ergonomically designed with thumb grooves.

Despite their size and construction, these tools are noticeably heavier than others we tested. Instead of loops, there are holes at the end of the handles, which are awkward to try and hang, especially when it comes to free-hanging S-hooks that are popular on so many grills. A design oversight is the chrome, "Cuisinart" stamp on the top of the grips — when left out in the sun, this spot gets incredibly hot and can actually burn your palm when you go to pick up the spatula or fork. These things aside, as long as you don't expect much beyond the basics, this is a well-built set of tools presented at an outstanding price.

Tools Included: Tongs (non-locking), spatula, knife

The brightly colored tools of the Cuisinart 3-Piece set will likely add some flair to any grill station. Just be careful not to leave them out in the sun!
The brightly colored tools of the Cuisinart 3-Piece set will likely add some flair to any grill station. Just be careful not to leave them out in the sun!

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The Everything Grill Tool Set


OlarHike 25-Piece Stainless Steel Grilling Kit


Top Pick Award
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$36.99
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Materials: Full Stainless Steel | Case Included?: Yes, Soft-Sided
Only kit to include a meat thermometer
Tapered head on tongs improves accuracy
Round skewer handles make it difficult to close grill lid
Short handles

If grilling is going to be your introduction to the culinary arts, then the OlarHike 25-Piece Grilling Kit will help you jumpstart your newest passion. This set goes above-and-beyond even the complete sets featured in this review by including tools like a meat thermometer, meat injector, silicone heat glove, and even a salt and pepper shaker set. This allows you to have it all and then decide which tools best suit your needs once you develop a cooking style. The majority of the utensils are so similar to the award-winning Home-Complete set that you can rest assured that you are buying a kit filled with quality grilling tools.

Just like the Home-Complete, the handles of the OlarHike set are on the shorter side, with an average length of just under 15 inches. These full stainless steel tools also lack grips or ergonomics of any sort. The tongs do not have a locking mechanism, and even though the handle on the spatula is short, the head is almost too wide to nimbly navigate a full grill. But criticism aside, this set represents a nearly unbeatable value, particularly when you consider all of the extra tools included with your purchase.

Tools Included: Tongs (non-locking), spatula, fork, knife, basting brush, grill brush (w/ 1 replacement head), 4 skewers, 8 corn cob holders, meat thermometer (4.7" probe), meat injector, salt & pepper shakers, 1 silicone glove

If you can't find what you are looking for in the OlarHike 25-Piece set  it's not very likely you need it.
If you can't find what you are looking for in the OlarHike 25-Piece set, it's not very likely you need it.

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Tools with the Longest Handles


Weber 3-Piece Stainless Steel Premium Set


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$36
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Materials: Stainless Steel, Rubber Grips | Case Included?: No
Extra-long handles
Tong design provides extra grip
Pricey for only 3 tools
Thin stainless steel

The Weber 3-Piece Premium Set presents fantastic functionality for grilling. Notably, these tools have handles that measure just under 18 inches, nearly an inch longer than their closest competitor. Their oversized handles are wrapped in a rubberized grip that incorporates finger grooves, making them very comfortable to handle. The tongs have a classic scallop design — but uniquely, the teeth are turned inward, providing a grip superior to almost every other pair we tested. This design, combined with their length, makes them particularly apt for moving around coals.

The Weber Premium tools are well designed for the grill, but they are too oversized to make them very versatile in any other capacity. Despite their overall size, they are surprisingly lightweight, but that comes at the expense of their construction. They may look thick, but their box-frame design means that the stainless steel is much thinner than the comparable Alpha Grillers set. Nonetheless, Weber is known for their quality and durability, so we doubt that you will run into many issues with normal use.

Tools Included: Tongs (locking), spatula, fork

The extra-long tongs of the Weber 3-Piece set are ideal for reaching into a hot fire box without singeing any hair.
The extra-long tongs of the Weber 3-Piece set are ideal for reaching into a hot fire box without singeing any hair.

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A Great Value for Tools with Wood Handles


BBQ-Aid 3-Piece Grill Set


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$24.95
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Materials: Stainless Steel, Wood Handles | Case Included?: No
Full solid wood handles
Long handles
Bulky spatula
Possible durability issues

As an essential tool kit with full wooden handles, you will be hard-pressed to find a set at a better price than the BBQ-Aid 3 Piece Grill Set. Despite their relative position in our review, we loved using these tools. The spatula head is huge — the largest in our review, at 24 sq. inches — which makes it more useful for larger grills on larger cook surfaces. The handles are similarly sized, measuring just under 17 inches. The "premium wood" handles are comfortable, don't splinter, and are even claimed to be dishwasher safe — though we have doubts about that being a good idea for the wood.

Unfortunately, there are pitfalls to the positive qualities of the BBQ-Aid set. The oversized spatula is anything but nimble and is actually too wide to flip individual items close together on a full grill. Despite their appearance and feel, we worry a bit about the wood on the handles separating over time, particularly on the tongs, which are not reinforced. And while the wooden handles are comfortable enough to hold, they aren't particularly ergonomic. We also wish this set had a case to help protect the wood over the long run. However, these things aside, this is an attractive and well-functioning set at a fair price.

Tools Included: Tongs (locking), spatula, fork

Stylish and affordable  the BBQ-Aid set is a great option for those whose preference for cooking with wood extends to the handles of their tools.
Stylish and affordable, the BBQ-Aid set is a great option for those whose preference for cooking with wood extends to the handles of their tools.

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Premium Set at a Premium Price


Cuisinart 10-Piece Premium Grilling Set


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$90
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Materials: Stainless Steel, PakkaWood Handles | Case Included?: Yes, Hard-Sided Leather-Bound
Beautiful "wood" handles
High-quality skewers
Expensive
Questionable quality

Have you ever heard the warning, "don't be fooled by appearances alone"? Although the Cuisinart 10-Piece Premium Grilling Set is beautiful on the surface, there are some issues when you pull back the veil. This set embodies the virtues of an oversized grill set, with handles measuring just over 17 inches and the largest spatula head, with a surface area of 24 sq. inches. The PakkaWood handles present a rich redwood color and are especially alluring on the four well-designed skewers.

PakkaWood is actually a wood resin composite — a material commonly used on knife handles or other tools that see a lot of use and abuse — but it is with that knowledge that your initial impressions begin to unravel. The forged stainless steel appears heavy duty, but there is a flex-point right where the flat neck tapers down from the handle that could easily bend and break after repeated pressure. Another example: right out of the box, the leather-bound case began to come unglued, even before using the tools. No question, this is a beautiful looking set of grill tools that would make a great gift, but we would likely choose to spend our money more wisely.

Tools Included: Tongs (non-locking), spatula, fork, grill brush (w/ 2 replacement heads), 4 extra-long skewers

Just like a quality crafted pocket knife  the PakkaWood handles of the Cuisinart Premium set are beautiful and durable. Unfortunately  that same durability doesn't extend to some other key elements.
Just like a quality crafted pocket knife, the PakkaWood handles of the Cuisinart Premium set are beautiful and durable. Unfortunately, that same durability doesn't extend to some other key elements.

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For Those Who Love Bamboo


Cuisinart 13-Piece Bamboo Set


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$32.54
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Materials: Stainless Steel, Bamboo Handles | Case Included?: Yes, Aluminum w/ Faux Bamboo Facing
Affordable set
Includes hard-sided case
Loose handles after minimal use
Bamboo scrubber on grill brush is ineffective

The Cuisinart 13-Piece Bamboo Set will perfectly fit the aesthetic of the modern kitchen. Stainless steel tools are capped with bamboo handles, giving these otherwise basic implements a very clean appearance. This is a surprisingly affordable set, considering the number of pieces included and the fact that it all comes in a hard-sided aluminum case.

But the tools themselves are not high-quality and have notably short handles measuring just under 15 inches. They are stainless steel, but the construction is lightweight and flimsy, and the flat neck of the utensils bends out of place rather than flexing and snapping back to its proper position. Though fitting of the theme, the grill scrubber is designed with ineffective bamboo tines. Most unfortunately, after only two uses, the head of our spatula was so loose in its handle that it actually wobbled back-and-forth. Rather than quality construction, these tools are highlighted by appearance.

Tools Included: Tongs (locking), spatula, grill brush (bamboo scrubber), basting brush, 4 skewers, 4 bamboo corn cob holders

Once you have chosen your next set of grill tools  make sure you get out and get cooking!
Once you have chosen your next set of grill tools, make sure you get out and get cooking!

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The Superfan Set


YouTheFan NFL 3-Piece Spirit Series Set


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$32.49
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Materials: Stainless Steel, Composite Handles | Case Included?: No
Custom design featuring your favorite NFL team
Dual bottle openers
Durability issues with the composite handles
Weak stainless steel construction

As a gift for the friend or loved one who spends every Sunday during football season in front of either the grill or the TV, consider the YouTheFan NFL 3-Piece Spirit Series Set. This otherwise basic set of essential tools features the branding of your favorite NFL team (yes, our lead tester is a proud Patriot's fan), complete with a laser-cut spatula head.

Despite their oversized design, the handles on this set are not particularly long, measuring just over 15 inches — with the exception of the spatula, which oddly measures 16.5 inches. We worry most about the composite handles that are likely to discolor — or worse, crack and break — especially if they are neglected and left to the elements while hanging on the grill. But if your team comes first, there is no other way to better show off your team pride while grilling.

Tools Included: Tongs (non-locking), spatula, fork

What better way to showcase your commitment to your favorite team than with a custom laser-engraved set of tools?
What better way to showcase your commitment to your favorite team than with a custom laser-engraved set of tools?

Why You Should Trust Us


One of our culinary experts, Aaron Rice, brings his savvy for open-flame grilling to this review. Aaron is our go-to-guy for pit cooking, also heading up our reviews for meat thermometers, charcoal grills, and portable grills. He has worked in and around kitchens for the better portion of a decade — currently, alongside his wife, he grows and co-manages an on-site culinary garden for a fine dining restaurant in Santa Fe, NM. Aaron is the type of person who appreciates having the right tool for the job, and outside of cooking and growing food, you can find him working in the mountains as a ski patroller, avalanche educator, and wilderness instructor.

No detail goes unnoticed in our reviews  like the difference in hanging loops on the tongs of the Weber Premium Set (right) and the Cuisinart Bamboo Set (left.)
The ultimate goal is a delicious grilled meal  isn't it? Here we show off the basting brush of the award-winning Alpha Grillers Heavy Duty set.
Side-by-side comparison is our secret sauce  and one that goes perfectly with almost anything... kind of like BBQ.

Just as we do with all of our in-depth reviews, the process first begins with our due diligence of online research. Our team spent hours comparing and contrasting some of the most popular grill tool sets on the market today. After settling on 10 of the best, we purchased all of these sets at retail cost to personally compare side-by-side. In conjunction with our charcoal grill testing, we spent a week putting these tools through real-life cooking scenarios. We spent days pouring over every detail, analyzing quality and durability, measuring handle length and spatula size, and considering ergonomics. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for the griller in your life or looking to improve your own kitchen, our comprehensive analysis provides objectively-honest comparisons to help cut down on buying time and get you cooking outside.

The best way to test is to get your hands a little dirty. In a world of sterile stainless steel tools  the Cuisinart set presents a colorful alternative. They do get dirty easily  especially around charcoal  but fortunately they also clean up nicely.
The best way to test is to get your hands a little dirty. In a world of sterile stainless steel tools, the Cuisinart set presents a colorful alternative. They do get dirty easily, especially around charcoal, but fortunately they also clean up nicely.

Analysis and Test Results


If grilling is an art and the barbeque is the canvas, then a set of grill tools are your brushes. We cover a range of sets, from ones that just focus on the essentials to others that will provide you with every tool imaginable (and sometimes more.) To best assess how these tool sets stack up relative to one another, we take into account four key factors: ease of use, utility, quality, and comfort. By evaluating performance and function based on these fundamental metrics, we were better poised to examine a variety of tool sets side-by-side. It is this real-world, comparative testing that allows us to bring you an honest, in-depth assessment to help you pick out the best set for your own outdoor kitchen.

The unique clamshell design of the tongs included in the Home-Complete set makes lifting jobs easier than normal.
The unique clamshell design of the tongs included in the Home-Complete set makes lifting jobs easier than normal.

Ease of Use


As humans, we developed tools to make our lives easier. Therefore it is easy to reach the conclusion of: what good is a set of tools if they are not easy to use? This existential question was largely assessed through evidence gathered while actually cooking with these tools. But we also take into heavy consideration the size of the tools. For grilling specifically, having a long handle keeps your hands up and away from the heat of the coal bed. But tools that are too oversized can also be cumbersome to use. Similarly, a large spatula head makes it easy to lift a large cut of meat or a stuffed portobello mushroom — but too big, and it becomes difficult to flip individual items on a full grill.

We wanted to believe that the bamboo bristles of the cleaning brush included in the Cuisinart Bamboo set would offer an all-natural alternative to the standard. Realistically  you need metal bristles to successfully clean a grill surface.
We wanted to believe that the bamboo bristles of the cleaning brush included in the Cuisinart Bamboo set would offer an all-natural alternative to the standard. Realistically, you need metal bristles to successfully clean a grill surface.

The Cuisinart 10-Piece Premium, Weber 3-Piece Premium, Alpha Grillers 4-Piece, and BBQ-Aid 3-Piece sets all have tools with average handle lengths in the range of 17 inches — the longest in our review — but the spatula heads are also some of the largest. Although they have some of the shortest handles of any tools we tested, we actually found the utensils of the Anpro 21-Piece kit to be some of the most nimble, and therefore the most useful in a variety of situations.

A bottle-opener incorporated into the spatula is almost ubiquitous amongst all tool kits we tested  including the Anpro 21-Piece set.
A bottle-opener incorporated into the spatula is almost ubiquitous amongst all tool kits we tested, including the Anpro 21-Piece set.

Utility


Similar to our examination of ease of use, it is also important that these kits are utilitarian. It is important to consider how many pieces these sets include — but remember, it is not always necessary to have every tool in the toolbox. Functionality is also a key factor, and whether or not these tools are multi-purpose or specifically designed for a particular task. We take into account versatility as well, and whether or not some of these utensils are useful for other duties in the kitchen.

A quality instant-read thermometer is maybe one of the most valuable tools in a kitchen. We were impressed that the one included in the OlarHike 25-Piece Kit rivaled the award-winning Kizen thermometer from our Meat Thermometer Review. And it has a longer temperature probe.
A quality instant-read thermometer is maybe one of the most valuable tools in a kitchen. We were impressed that the one included in the OlarHike 25-Piece Kit rivaled the award-winning Kizen thermometer from our Meat Thermometer Review. And it has a longer temperature probe.

We love the Home-Complete 16-Piece kit for drawing an important line between essential and accessory, and for confidently towing both sides of that line. Instead of including (useless) items like oversized forks and knives, this set only provides the tools you need to run a professional grill-station. To continue to heap on praise, the tongs are designed with a unique "clamshell" shape that provides much more of a gripping surface than almost any other pair of tongs we tested.

With teeth on the end of the head  the tongs of the Anpro set are particularly suited for small-scale tasks that require accuracy  like adjusting shrimp on a skewer.
With teeth on the end of the head, the tongs of the Anpro set are particularly suited for small-scale tasks that require accuracy, like adjusting shrimp on a skewer.

Through our own culinary experience, we firmly believe that a quality pair of tongs can make or break your time behind a grill. In that vein, the tongs included in the Anpro set are especially adept for accuracy, thanks to a design that puts the teeth of the tongs on the very end. The Anpro tools are also significantly smaller than every other set we tested, making them remarkably versatile in transitioning from the grill to the stove. One last point related to tongs: the ones included in the Weber set are the only ones we tested where the teeth of the classic "scallop" shape are turned in — this, combined with their oversized head that creates a scoop, makes them particularly useful for moving coals.

Comparing the scooped scallop-design of the Weber tongs (right) with the classic design used on many other tongs  including the BBQ-Aid set (left.)
Comparing the scooped scallop-design of the Weber tongs (right) with the classic design used on many other tongs, including the BBQ-Aid set (left.)

Quality


This is a metric that we believe is most closely tied to the overall value of any product — if something is built-to-last, it is not only a better product in the short term, but ultimately saves you money in the long run. We cannot stand planned obsolescence, so we carefully examine each and every tool in these sets for quality of construction and to reveal any potential design flaws. Although we are limited by our test period, our combined experience with product testing puts us in a unique position to expose any issues that tend to indicate a lack of durability.

The fact that the leather binding began to peel away from the case of the Cuisinart 10-Piece Premium set foreshadowed the lack of quality construction hiding underneath the set's pretty appearance.
The fact that the leather binding began to peel away from the case of the Cuisinart 10-Piece Premium set foreshadowed the lack of quality construction hiding underneath the set's pretty appearance.

Practically every grill set we researched advertised a "heavy-duty stainless steel" construction. After flexing, bending, and applying scrubbing pressure, we can confidently say that out of the 10 sets we tested, only the Alpha Grillers Heavy Duty set can actually live up to that claim. This is the only set we reviewed that isn't designed with a flat neck inserted into the handle, but instead are solid pieces of heavy-gauge stainless steel (with the exception of the tongs.) To provide some perspective, while the Cuisinart Premium 10-Piece set — which costs nearly twice as much — appears to be heavy-duty because of weight and size, a simple flex-test reveals a weak point in the neck that has the potential to bend and break after repeated use.

The tools in the Alpha Grillers Heavy Duty set are not only incredibly rugged  but thoughtfully designed with ergonomics in-mind  as evidenced by the thumb dimple included in the grip on their tongs.
The tools in the Alpha Grillers Heavy Duty set are not only incredibly rugged, but thoughtfully designed with ergonomics in-mind, as evidenced by the thumb dimple included in the grip on their tongs.

Comfort


Just like ease of use, we consider comfort as an important metric because if these tools are not comfortable to use, you are much less likely to use them. While even professional chefs will only use these tools for a matter of hours each day, it is valuable to acknowledge any ergonomics present in the design of these tools.

If comfort is a top priority  the Weber 3-Piece set also includes sticky  rubber grips that are incredibly comfortable to hold.
If comfort is a top priority, the Weber 3-Piece set also includes sticky, rubber grips that are incredibly comfortable to hold.

A surprising few of these grill sets incorporate ergonomic grips into their design, but at this point, it may not be surprising at all which ones those are. The award-winning Alpha Grillers tools have a rubber grip on the backside of the handles that conforms perfectly to the contour of a grip. The Weber set is nearly as comfortable and incorporates thoughtful design-points, like thumbprints on the tongs. We also love the feel of the Pakka-wood handles of the Cuisinart 10-Piece Premium set, which is reminiscent of holding an oversized pocket nice with a beautiful custom grip.

There is nothing wrong with a full stainless steel tool  it is just not quite as comfortable as ones that incorporate grips into their design. The exception may be the tools in the OlarHike set  whose handles are more oblong than round  making them more comfortable to hold than others.
There is nothing wrong with a full stainless steel tool, it is just not quite as comfortable as ones that incorporate grips into their design. The exception may be the tools in the OlarHike set, whose handles are more oblong than round, making them more comfortable to hold than others.

Conclusion


Whether you spend every night braving the weather to cook over an open-flame or simply love the occasional kabob on a beautiful summer night, grill tools are a practical solution to keep you cooking and your hands out of the fire. At the very least, we hope our comprehensive review helps narrow your selection — mostly, we want to help you pick the perfect tool set so that you can get outside and get grilling something delicious.

Once you have chosen your next set of grill tools  make sure you get out and get cooking!
Once you have chosen your next set of grill tools, make sure you get out and get cooking!

Aaron Rice