Everything You Need for Grilling This Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day weekend is upon us. And as we start to see friends and family more in-person, the upcoming holiday is the perfect time to make the most of your outdoor space and cook up a delicious BBQ meal for loved ones.

While summer might be behind us, many prime grilling days still lie ahead, which means it's as good a time as any to make sure you have everything you need for grilling up a storm. This of course means a grilling apron, stainless-steel spatula set and a meat thermometer. But don't forget about a cooking glove made for outdoor use, a grill brush and the perfect sauces to take your grilled masterpiece over the edge. Having trouble deciding exactly what to grill? Not to worry: You can sign up for a meat subscription service and taste selections you might not have discovered otherwise. Your Labor Day weekend just got a whole lot yummier! 

To help you find all the essentials you need, ET Style gathered a bunch of staples for outdoor grilling like accessories, tools and, of course, grills if you don't already have one.

To further prep for more end of summer fun, check out our top picks of swimsuits, patio furniture and camping gear. Shop the best grilling season staples, below. 

Meat lovers can get grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, humanely raised pork and wild-caught seafood straight to their door with Butcher Box. The subscription service offers five different membership options from an all-beef box to a mixed box.


Save 22% on this 28-inch portable grill. It's perfect for outdoor entertaining, thanks to the large griddle -- it can cook 22 burgers at the same time! 


This cooking glove set protects the hands from extreme heat up to 932°F. 


This two-piece spatula set comes with two stainless steel designs with wooden handles. One is perforated. 


For the father's and men in your life who love to grill, this kitschy "The Grillfather" apron is such a fun gift. 


Never struggle with undercooking or overcooking the meat again with this handy digital meat thermometer. It's waterproof, which makes it easy to clean. 


Keep your grill in good condition by regularly cleaning with this grill brush and scraper. The 360-degree bristles cleans hard-to-reach areas. 


This Amy Non Stick Burger Press works well with meat and non-meat burgers. This Burger Press is the best 3-in-1 burger making tool as it helps you create the perfect sized stuffed or regular burgers.


A stainless steel tong is a grilling essential! This one has a plastic rubber grip handle, grooved thumb rest and locking mechanism for only $9. 


If you want a grill that's smaller and electric-powered, get this Hamilton Beach 25360 Flavor Searing Indoor Grill. It has adjustable temperature control, removable non-stick plate and removable hood, plate and drip tray, which are all dishwasher safe. 


It's not a BBQ meal without some sauces. Grab this variety pack, featuring the mild and sweet-hot Capital City Mambo Sauce.


Whether you like sweet, savory, nutty or smoky, this grill plank sampler set lets you infuse additional flavors and aroma to your meat and veggies. 

$26 AT FOOD52

A chic color-block apron made from durable cotton canvas. It has an adjustable neck strap and multiple pockets. The apron is available in three different color combinations, and you can personalize it! 



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