Grilling Tools are probably the most popular and most gifted grill accessories. They are absolutely essential to any cookout so it's important that you make an educated decision when buying your tools. You can always pick up some cheap throw away tools at your local Walmart, but we recommend opting for a higher quality set that will last you multiple years. 

We did a deep dive analysis of Grill Tools Sets​ on Amazon and have determined that the core differentiators are Handle Length, Durability, Design, Cleanup, and Overall Score. Overall Score is just our own way of bringing it all together including any other unique positives that weren't necessarily lumped into one of the grading criteria. 

You can check out the table below for a high level analysis of each bbq tools set we reviewed. If you're interested in a more thorough analysis, we have individual pages dedicated to each brand of tools.​

Overall Grill Tool Sets Review Scores

Brand

Handle Length

Durability

Design

Cleanup

Overall Score

Cave Tools 3 Piece BBQ Tool Set

Cave Tools

5

5

5

5

5

Brinkmann Grilling Tool Set

Brinkmann

5

4

5

4

4.5

Char-Broil Comfort BBQ Grill Tools

Char-Broil

4

5

5

5

4.5

Original 3-Piece Weber Grill Set

Weber

5

3

5

5

4.5

OXO Good Grips Turner, Spatula, and Tongs Set

OXO

4

3

4

5

4

Cave Tools 3 Piece BBQ Tools Set

As with all Cave Tools products, the three piece tool set comes with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee, allowing you to return the items for a full refund if you aren’t happy. They also come in a nice box, so would make an ideal gift for any BBQ fan.

Bottom line: This is a professional grade product, solid and sturdy, made to last a lifetime.

This Product Is Ranked as the #1 Pitmaster’s Choice In The Grill Tools Set Category

Brinkmann Grilling Tools Set

The problem is the design, the tangs of all the items in this bbq tool set are riveted to the last couple of inches of the handle, instead of running the whole length like others do. This creates a weak point, as shown by the tongs incident.

Being non-stick, they wash up easily enough, but bear in mind they can’t go in the dishwasher after a long grilling session.

And finally, the presentation, which is very poor. I know it’s not important to most buyers, but if this is a gift for someone you might want to buy an additional gift box, as this grilling tool set is literally wrapped in a cardboard sleeve and nothing else.

Char-Broil Barbecue Tools

The comfort grip set of BBQ grill tools from Char-Broil contains four items; a spatula, a basting brush, a set of tongs and a fork. They’re all made from stainless steel, and are about 15” long. The comfort grip part of these grill tools comes from the rounded shape of the metal and a rubber handle, which is black with red detailing. You can use the set on most grills, just remember to keep the silicone brush away from any flames.

The modern construction materials of this barbecue grill tools set makes for easy cleaning after use, as they are dishwasher safe.

Weber Original 3 Piece Set

This time around we’re looking at the Weber 6630 Original 3-Piece Stainless Steel Tool Set, or Weber grill set for short. The three pieces are a spatula, a fork and a pair of tongs, all around 17” to 18”long, not including the hanging loops, so plenty of reach on them. They are made from stainless steel, but not a single piece like some weber grill sets. Instead, the soft grip handles are riveted to the rest, which I think makes them less sturdy, and slightly cheaper looking. Having said that, the soft touch handles are comfortable, and feel solid even in greasy hands.

Overall I say this particular Weber grill set is mid-range, but looks cheaper, and I can foresee some durability issues.

OXO Barbecue Tool Set

What we have with this grilling tool set is kitchen ware. Yes, I said it. This is not a tool set that will stand up to large chunks of meat, roaring flames or all-night parties. If you have a Foreman grill or something similar, and are making pancakes or just cooking up a few sausages then they’re fine. Otherwise, you might want to look at other, more substantial, barbecue tool sets.

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