The 4 Essential Grilling Tools You Need This Summer

Grilling in the summer — when the weather is warm and the drinks are cold — is one of life's simple and oh-so-lovely pleasures. Grilled chicken, homemade burgers, corn on the cob and a pitcher of something delicious and refreshing all add up to a great time. But in order to make some of your summer favorites, having access to a grill and grilling tools is important.

Whether you're using your own grill or a public one there are a few simple tools you should buy before firing up a gas or charcoal grill. However, with so many grilling tools, gizmos and gadgets on the market today, choosing which ones to buy and which ones to avoid can seem complicated. Not to worry. If you are starting from scratch and don't want to buy the entire grilling section of your local home-goods store, stick to these four essential grilling tools and you'll be set for the summer.