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9 Outdoor Kitchen Tools You Need To Make Entertaining Easier

Francesca Krempa

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With summer entertaining underway, all you need is the right gadget to make cooking easier and more fun. Rather than running back inside, outfit your outdoor kitchen with the tools designed specifically for grilling, chilling, flipping, and sipping.

These tools are easy enough to store around your deck or with your grill, so you can conveniently entertain all summer long.

10 outdoor kitchen tools for easy entertaining

Weber Original Kettle Charcoal 22" Grill — $171.00

You don’t need a fancy setup to host a killer barbecue. Weber’s classic charcoal grill makes every-day grilling super easy with a spacious grill rack, built-in ash collector, and one-touch cleaning system. At an affordable price-point and none of the complicated bells-and-whistles, it’s sure to take your next summer shindig to the next level.

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Hotsch Portable Blender — $27.00

If you plan on having friends over for tropical drinks, a portable blender is always a good idea. This particular one is lightweight but effective, blending smoothies, shakes, and yes, margaritas, in an instant. Plus, its small enough to store in small outdoor spaces, so leave it on your grill or throw it on your outdoor bar cart in a pinch.

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Cuisinart Deluxe 20-Piece Grilling Tool Set — $45.00

Grillmasters—if there’s one outdoor kitchen tool to keep on-hand, it’s this grill set. Made from durable stainless steel, this 20-piece kit has everything you need to host your next outdoor get together. Keep it outside for at-home entertaining, or pack it with you for grilling on the go.

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Yeti Tundra 45 Hard Cooler — $299.00

Rather than having guests run inside to the ‘fridge to get their beverages, stock this bad boy with ice and keep it outside. With three inches of insulation, it’ll keep everything cool throughout the duration of your party. It’s also UV-resistant and armored from rotomolded construction, so it’ll withstand the test of time.

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BBQ Dragon Instant Read Grill Thermometer — $30.00

Arguably one of the most important tools to keep handy come grill time, this meat thermometer lets you know if your meat is cooked in just three seconds. It’s also waterproof, so once you’ve washed it off, leave it outside on your grill for the next go-round.

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Grill Prep Trays — $50.00

This set of two color-coded trays is designed to make food prep easy while maximizing food safety. Prep raw meat on the red tray. Then, when your meat is cooked, plate it on the black tray, which doubles as a serving platter. Yep—it’s really all that easy.

Wine Bottle Chiller — $40.00

Freeze your favorite berries, leaves, fruit, and more in this gorgeous wine chiller that doubles as a piece of decor. This cylindrical stainless steel mold freezes keep wine cool up for six hours. It’s the perfect outdoor kitchen tool to whip-out at your next dinner party to really wow your guests.

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Poolside Stemless Wine Glasses — $25.00

Don’t risk your guests shattering glasses by the pool or on the patio. Instead, use these stemless plastic glasses. Even thought they’re made of shatterproof plastic, they’re classy enough to pass for the real thing.

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Ooni Frya Pizza Oven — $299.00

If you really want to take your summer entertaining to the next level, splurge on this wood pellet pizza oven. It heats up to 950-degrees in just 15 minutes, making it easy to fire up your favorite pizzas and flatbreads to share with your friends. The best part? It weighs only 22 pounds, making it portable enough to bring to your next picnic.

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