Summer is the season for barbecues and spending time soaking up the sun in the backyard. Whether you are grilling with your family or hosting a social distancing gathering, you know you will be using your grill a lot this summer. This is one of the many joys of summer and we know many people take pride in their grilling abilities.

If you consider yourself a grill master, are slowly working up to that status, or just bought your very own grill, there are some things you need that can make your grilling experience better. Every grill master knows that there are specific grill accessories that can enhance your barbecue experience.

At Just Rubs, we love grilling and provide delicious meat rubs and seasonings to help add the perfect flavor to any meal you add to the barbecue. As lovers of grilling, we wanted to help you create the perfect grilling environment. In this blog, we are going to give you a list of barbecue essentials that can take your grilling to the next level. Read on and start enjoying a weekly barbecue.


Grilling utensils are a huge essential when it comes to barbecuing. You need high-quality, metal utensils to help you cook your meats. Tongs, spatula, and skewers are a great start for your utensil collection, but there are many others that you could add. When you have high-quality grilling utensils, you can trust them to get the job done and know that they will be able to handle all of your meat. You can’t use weak and small plastic utensils to handle your steaks, breasts, or burgers. Be sure to add strong utensils to your station to enhance your grilling experience.

Grill Brush

Keeping your grill clean is a must if you want it working properly and your meats tasting as good as ever. If you leave residue from past grill sessions on your grate, it can not only affect the taste of your meats, but it can affect the grilling experience. When your grill isn’t clean, your meats can stick to the grate, which can pull the skin off of chicken or fish and make it harder to flip. Get a sturdy wire brush that can easily scrape away any residue from past meals before you slap your tasty meat on the clean grate.

Vegetable Grill Basket

Some people believe that the best veggies are grilled veggies. Nothing can beat the flavor of grilled veggies as a side of delicious meat. A vegetable grill basket makes grilling veggies simpler and easier than having the skewer them all or cooking them on the stovetop. Simply toss your vegetables in this basket and throw them on the grill next to your meats. Vegetable grill baskets are also a great option for shrimp and smaller pieces of meat.

Meat Thermometer

Grilling your meat to perfection is simpler with a meat thermometer. Cutting into your meat to see if you have cooked it thoroughly enough can ruin the delicious juices and flavor and make you look like you don’t know what you are doing at the grill. Step up your game and grill like a pro by using an instant-read meat thermometer. This can help you tell if your meat is cooked through and done.

A Chimney

If you take your grilling seriously, you likely have a charcoal grill. This grill type burns hotter and dried than propane grills, which can make your meat taste better. If you use a charcoal grill, a chimney is an essential item. A chimney can help get your coal burning without the use of lighter fluid — people don’t want their meat to taste like petroleum! Plus, a chimney will help ensure that all of your charcoal is lit evenly, making it easier to grill.


Of course, the flavor of your meat can really make or break your grilling skills. Our meat rubs are made with the perfect combination of herbs and seasonings to create the perfect flavors for beef, poultry, pork, and anything else you may be grilling! We even have a jerk rub that adds a blast of flavor to your meats. When you have our tasty meat rubs as part of your grilling essentials, you will be able to create tasty meals every time you barbecue. While these rubs are designed for specific meat types, you can use them and enjoy them on anything! Create your own grilled specialties with the help of our tasty seasonings.

Be sure to add these items to your barbecue and RUB1OUT with our tasty meat rubs and seasonings. You will love the flavors that each of these rubs offers and people will be begging for your secret. Our rubs and seasonings have been perfected over the years to help ensure that they complement your meat perfectly. Shop Just Rubs today and be sure to check out our recipes for some more inspiration!

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