Congratulations on buying your new Weber grill (and if you're still in the market consider these items before making your purchase)! If only we could share the good times ahead with you, and all the flavorful and wonderful things you’ll be grilling! We envy you! But we have some good advice and tips on enhancing your new purchase, and to help you get the most out of it that you can. And you can do this with Weber Grill Accessories! Don’t worry, you don’t have to get them all at once. Do it at your own pace. But you will definitely be glad you did.
Here are the 12 must-have accessories for your new Weber Grill. There are a lot more than 12 accessories offered by Weber, so we will have some honorable mentions beyond the initial dozen on our list. As a wise grill master once said, “You can never have too many accessories for your grill.” We agree!
1. Grill Cover
The last thing you want to see when you gaze out into your backyard is a lonely, naked grill in the dawn’s early light having spent the dark night battling the elements without sufficient cover. Your grill is tough enough to survive. But it’s not right. Give your pride and joy the decency it deserves. Weber has a wide selection of durable grill covers that will meet your needs. Your grill will look fantastic, and you’ll sleep better at night.
Using your grill means having to navigate around heat and hot surfaces. This accessory is not only a fashion statement, but it is also a piece of safety equipment. We recommend both items as they fill different roles. The Barbecue Mitt is great for standard grilling activities, like adjusting the cooking grates and handling the grill while in use. The Premium Gloves are handy for working with hot food on the grill, they will protect your hands at up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Utensils are the real heroes of any grilling show. You are going to need at least one spatula, preferably more, one set of tongs, and at least one barbecue fork. Don’t even mess with plastic ones, unless they are indestructible. Metal works best out here on the grill. Tell ‘em who told ya so.
4. Grill Brush
Remember to clean your grill after use! More than one grill brush is a good idea, as there are different types of grills and surfaces. Get one heavy-duty one and at least one other lighter brush to cover less catastrophic messes.
This is a must-have for your Weber gas grill. Wood chips produce smoke while you are grilling, which infuses wood flavor into the food. Using this technique is what separates the pros from the amateurs. Once you try it, you won’t be able to go back to grilling without it. A true game-changer for any barbecue enthusiast.
6. Smoker Box
This is a must-have to use with wood chips or chunks. The Weber Smoker Box is designed for the WeberQ 200/2000 series and larger grills. This is an awesome accessory. But if you have a smaller grill you can simply use aluminum foil with holes poked into it.
7. Cedar Planks
Speaking of wood, try using cedar planks when cooking fish on the grill. The cedar wood flavor is a perfect companion to any type of fish, and cedar planks infuse the flavor perfectly.
Griddles are the latest and greatest thing in the grilling world. You can turn any grill into a griddle with one of these. Go ahead and dive right in. Have you ever made pancakes with your grill? Eggs and bacon? Smashburgers? Well, now you have good reasons to go get a griddle accessory for your grill. Enjoy!
If you are into eating healthy and would like to include fruits and veggies in your grilling repertoire, then a grilling basket is a perfect addition to your growing accessory collection. Especially for smaller pieces of vegetables and fruits that would otherwise fall through the grating into the flames below.
Some of you won’t need one of these. You stubbornly stick with the old-fashioned way of cooking. In other words, you can sense when the food is done. Some can simply eyeball it. But for those of us who are not grill-whisperers, a thermometer can guide you to perfectly cooked delights, especially with meats.
Now that you’ve managed to acquire a collection of very useful grilling tools, you’re going to need a case to carry them in. Weber has just the case for you. This case can be used for storage, or even to carry the tools with you in case you need to help a friend who is having a barbecue emergency. And here you come to save the day! Like a grilling superhero.
Some say it’s important to look the part. If you aspire to be a top-notch grill pro, then you should look and feel like one. This accessory will help you do just that. An official Weber apron will look good on anybody who wears it. It will withstand all the grease and out-of-control juices that are generated by a day in front of the grill.
Like a portable, easy-to-carry grilling tool case.
Weber offers several how-to books and cookbooks for grillers. Recommended.
Go ahead and take a wok on the wild side. This could be really fun!
Try roasting a whole chicken on the grill. Yummy!
Now you can make smashburgers and be the king of tasty fads!
Congratulations again on your new Weber grill. Whatever type of grill you have, we hope we’ve steered you to the right accessories for your grill setup. If you’re hungry for more, take a deep dive on the Weber website and check back frequently for new additions. We also have some articles featuring accessories for other grill brands you may want to take a look at.