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7 Barbecue Must-Haves For The Perfect Summer

This smoker grill will change your life...

By Alexia Dellner, 12 April 2016
7 Barbecue Must-Haves For The Perfect Summer

Now that warmer weather is finally here, it's time to whip out the barbecue and get grilling! Whether it's a casual family dinner or a fun-filled garden party with friends, barbecuing outdoors is the ultimate feel-good summer activity. But if your grill and BBQ tools haven't seen the light of day since last year, then they may be in need of an upgrade. Which is why we've rounded up some of the best BBQ tools to kick off the barbecue season in style.

From a clever grill that can also smoke, steam and roast to the £1 buy that will keep those burgers nice and juicy, these BBQ tools are the secret to your perfect summer feast.

Bar-Be-Quick Smoker & Grill

You can't have a barbecue without a grill, right? And this Bar-Be-Quick Smoker & Grill, £49, is the ultimate summer BBQ tool. This clever cooker allows you to not only barbecue but also smoke, steam and roast your outdoor meals. It also converts into a smaller grill with handles so that you can take it with you on a weekend camping trip or to the park to meet up with friends. Bring on the burgers!

Brinkmann Steak Thermometer

Nothing ruins a barbecue party more than an overcooked (or underdone) bit of meat. Cook your steaks to perfection by checking that the meat reaches the optimum inner temperature before serving. Whether you like your steak well done, rare or something in between, this handy steak thermometer, £9, with its easy-to-read dial should do the trick.

Stainless Steel kebab skewers

How about dishing up some tasty pork and pineapple kebabs for friends this weekend? Or tangy halloumi and lime kebabs for vegetarian guests? You'll need some kebab skewers and these stainless steel ones, £3, are perfect for larger bits of meat.

Basting brushes

Every good cook knows that the secret to a flavour-packed barbecue dinner is in the sauce. Make your meats and veggies extra delicious by brushing on marinades and sauces with these silicone basting brushes, £1. Available in four bright colours, keeping track of which brush is for meat and which one is for veggies will be easy!

Portable Kettle Barbecue

Planning for a smaller barbecue party in the park? This sweet portable kettle BBQ, £10, is the perfect grilling tool for two to four people. This clever barbecue can be used with the lid off or on for smoker style cooking. Plus, it comes in gorgeous blue, green, purple and red!

Uniflame Oversized Scrubber Brush

Nobody likes cleaning up after a barbecue but with this oversized barbecue brush, £4, you'll be done scrubbing in no time. For easier grease and grime removal, spray with BBQ cleaner first.

Char-Broil DancookFireplace 9000

Is there anything cosier than gathering the family around a fire, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand or toasting some marshmallows? With the sleek Dancook Fireplace, £149, you can have a roaring fire and barbecue at the same time.

Stock up on all your barbecue essentials at Asda's BBQ section.