Best BBQ gadgets for summer 2021 include smart grills, intelligent thermometers, and more

There's nothing better than a backyard BBQ with friends. You buy the best cuts of meat and veggies you can find, brush them with olive oil, and lay them on the grill. But, to get the best results, you're going to need the right gadgets. And we're here to help. Today, we're rounding up the best BBQ gadgets for summer 2021. Check out this blog post to see our favorite grills, smart thermometers, and more for the grilling season.

Best BBQ gadgets for summer 2021 include smart grills, intelligent thermometers, and more
Best BBQ gadgets for 2021

Are you looking forward to your summer 2021 BBQs? We bet you are. To help you get that smokey flavor and the perfect level of doneness, we rounded up the best BBQ gadgets you can buy for summer 2021. Get ready to celebrate—it’s almost here.

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The latest BBQ gadgets give your cooking that extra edge, from smart grill hubs that connect your analog grill to your smartphone to a smokeless grill that cooks pizza and meat. Not only do smarter grilling gadgets help you achieve a tender texture from afar, but they are also pretty fun to use. So, with all that in mind, let’s check out these grilling gadgets.

1. A smart gas grill with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity lets you keep an eye on your food while you enjoy a beer with your friends.

V Weber Smart Gas Grills
Weber Smart Gas Grills outdoors

The Weber Smart Gas Grills are some of the best BBQ gadgets for summer 2021 because they keep you connected to your food. That’s right; they connect to your phone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. They even come with Wi-Fi temperature probes, so you’ll always know how your food is progressing.

Get it for $899 on the official website.

2. A smokeless grill cooks meat and pizza—it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

The Capt’n Cook OvenPlus Salamander All-in-One Grill is what you want at your next BBQ. It combines a pizza oven and a smokeless grill, making it easy to cook a variety of food for your guests. Its stainless steel exterior is suitable for outdoor use, and the oven can reach 800º F in fewer than 10 minutes.

Get it for $399.

3. A suspended BBQ is one of the best bbq gadgets for summer 2021 because it lets you smoke brisket, sear, and more.

Burch Barrel in a video

For a rustic take on your summer BBQs, go for the Burch Barrel portable suspended BBQ. This hanging BBQ cooks food evenly, even if you’re a beginner. You can also use it to smoke brisket, heat your drink, and sear your meat.

Get it for $895 on the official website.

4. A Wi-Fi thermometer monitors up to four temperatures simultaneously. Because you rarely cook just one kind of meat at a BBQ.

Flame Boss WiFi Thermometer
Flame Boss WiFi Thermometer indoors

Want to keep an eye on more than just one cut of meat while you grill? The Flame Boss WiFi Thermometer is one of the best BBQ gadgets for summer 2021 that can help. It tracks four different temperatures at once on its LCD display. Otherwise, monitor them on your Android or iOS devices. The kit comes with everything you need to grill meat perfectly.

Get it for $129 from the official website.

5. A portable charcoal BBQ stands out as one of the best bbq gadgets for summer 2021 because it makes your cookouts in the park so much easier.

Does your extended family throw a reunion at a park pavilion every summer? Surprise everyone this year with the NOMAD Grill & Smoker portable charcoal barbecue. It packs up to 425 square meters of cooking space into a compact size. And you can use it as both a grill and a smoker.

Order it for $599 on the official website.

6. A smart pellet grill preheats quickly. Because sometimes you’re too hungry to wait.

Thanks to the self-feeding wood pellet mechanism in the Weber SmokeFire Series Smart Pellet Grills, the entire grill preheats quickly. This makes it one of the best BBQ gadgets to buy for summer 2021. An LCD screen shows you the cooking temperature, and a grease drawer collects the runoff for easy cleaning.

Get it for $999 from the official website.

7. A car-mounted grill makes roadside BBQs possible. It’s one of the best bbq gadgets for summer 2021 for when you arrive at your destination.

HitchFire Forge 15 in a video

The HitchFire Forge 15 car-mounted grill is super useful for road trips or day-long excursions. That’s because it fits onto the back of your truck for ease of use. The design actually maximizes your trunk space and requires no assembly once you arrive. Just open the lid and swing out the grill to cook anywhere.

Get it for $549 on the official website.

8. A modern charcoal BBQ looks so sleek and has a system that speeds up the heating process.

Spark Grills Charcoal BBQ
Spark Grills Charcoal BBQ in use

The Spark Grills Charcoal BBQ made our list of the best BBQ gadgets for summer 2021 because it gets hotter faster than most grills. The charcoal grill system also gives you an easier loading process and cleanup. And, thanks to the Ceramic Electric Igniter, all you have to do is turn the knob to light it up.

Get it for $899 on the official website.

9. A smart grilling hub connects your conventional grill to your smartphone, making your dumb grill smarter.

Give your grill the Wi-Fi it’s missing with the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub. This Wi-Fi hub helps you cook everything to the ideal level of doneness via an app that acts as a step-by-step assistant. It works with any grill when you poke the probe into whatever you’re cooking.

Get it for $129.99 on the official website.

10. A wood pellet pizza oven heats up to 950° F and cooks pizza in 60 seconds. It’s just what you want for your Italian-themed BBQ.

While it’s not technically a BBQ gadget, the Ooni Fyra 12 wood pellet pizza oven will definitely keep the party going. Because sometimes you want some carbs to go along with your meat. This pizza oven heats up and cooks your pizza quickly.

Get it for $299 on the official website.

We hope you enjoy your BBQs this summer. And, with the help of any of these cool BBQ gadgets, we’re sure you’re going to have a lot to look forward to. Let us know which of the grilling gadgets you liked the most.

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