BBQ parties are always a hit, whether you arrange them in your backyard during the weekends or host birthdays and anniversary gatherings of your loved ones throughout the year.
While we can’t deny the fun involved in the events where we barbecue our favorite meats and vegetables, we also need to keep in mind that in order to perfect the art of grilling we must own a few essential tools.
No matter how good you are at the grill, without a good BBQ tool set to assist you with the cooking you will never truly enjoy the experience or be satisfied with the results.
Not all grills come with accessories and even when they do you may still need to purchase some extra items once in a while.
Having said that, BBQ tools are easy to find at most shops but not all of them are worth investing it.
One cookware set that seems to have gained quite a bit of popularity among consumers is the T147 Stainless Steel BBQ toolset by All-Clad.
If you already have All-Clad cookware in your kitchen then this set will be an excellent addition to your collection but it works perfectly well even on its own.
The set consists of 4 essential silver pieces and a sturdy case to store and keep the items organized when not in use.
Read on to find out more about this innovative toolset as we take a closer look at the product.
- 2-pronged fork
- Locking tongs
- Metal storage case
Materials and Design
This is a highly polished 18/10 stainless steel set where each piece is extended with long ergonomically designed handles.
If your grill comes with hooks to hang tools then you can easily hang these tools by the handles that each come with a hole.
We found the long handles to be safer for use when working with really hot grills as they don’t require you to get too close to attend to your meats and veggies.
With an ergonomic design, the tools are also very easy to hold and work with. They are built strong which is very important when handling heavy or large food items.
Stainless steel is one of the strongest materials used for the production of cutlery, especially when heat is involved as it is not prone to melting or losing its shape.
The company’s logo can be found engraved by laser on the handles which we feel adds elegance to the design. The laser print ensures that the logo stays in permanently and does not rub off over time-killing the visual.
You can use this tool to hold meat in place while you carve it to your liking. Its pointy ends will just about pierce a small hole in the food without ripping it apart or altering the shape.
Good, strong pair of tongs is probably the most crucial tools when it comes to grilling. Once you have lit your grill and placed your marinated items on the rack, tongs spring to action.
Safe to use and very convenient for outdoor grills, tongs make turning and picking up items super fun.
These locking tongs are easy to open and close and have a very firm grip. You can turn bulky pieces of meat, patties, steak and many solid items without any trouble with this tool.
One small issue that needs to be addressed is that the spring on the tongs is rather stiff, which kind of affects the smoothness that you would expect from tongs of this quality.
This is a kind of spatula that is designed specifically to help you turn or flip the food without spoiling it in any way.
You can now make perfect pancakes and flip them around like a master chef every time you wish to treat the kids or make a delicious family breakfast.
Spread butter or oil evenly on the items that are going to be grilled with this well designed brush. It can also be used to soak up juices that roll over to the sides or under the pan and have them spread over meats for enriched flavor and crisp.
Metal Storage Case
While the box is not directly involved in any barbecuing, it actually helps to keep the pieces organized and safe while not in use. It also works great when transporting the contents to a picnic spot or even when carrying them from your kitchen to the backyard.
If you wish to gift this product to a loved one then the box completes the set and gives it more of a ‘present’ kind of look which we think is perfect for Christmas or other occasions.
How to Clean the Tools
First off, avoid using anything that could scratch these tools, for example steel wire scrubs. If you make it a habit to clean your tools soon after you use them then the chances of stubborn grease and dirt sticking on them will be less. This will allow you to have the tools cleaned without much effort.
It is recommended that you soak the tools in a sink filled with water and some safe dishwashing liquid. Once the grease has been softened you can use a soft sponge or brush to remove the dirt.
- Beautifully crafted
- Constructed out of stainless steel which is durable and resistant to rust or stain to some extent
- Will not leach off any metallic properties to your food items
- Easy to clean and maintain-resistant to scratches
- Long ergonomically designed handles with holes for easy hanging
- Storage case included
- May leave non stick surfaces with scratches
- Pricey for some
This beautiful set of BBQ tools complement other All-Clad cookware and make the perfect grilling toolset for homes that often hold BBQ parties.
The high quality materials used to make the tools ensure durability and give every item a classy appearance.
Whether you want to purchase the set for yourself or present it to a loved one, this polished and elegant looking set will make barbecuing much more enjoyable.