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Guide To Barbecuing When You’re A Beginner

Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means! It’s time to get your tongs and aprons out. Summertime = BBQ Time! If you are new to barbecuing, don’t sweat it, MOBO’s got you covered with this guide to barbecuing when you’re a beginner!

Barbecue Essentials
Gourmet BBQ Set

Having the right tools that are durable, lightweight, and fit nicely in your hand is essential for efficient and enjoyable cooking! The first on our list is the Gourmet 3pc BBQ Set. This set comes with stainless steel tongs, fork and spatula. The extra length on these tongs keeps your hands far enough from the heat of the grill, and allows more control. Similar to the grill tongs, heavy-duty grill spatulas always seem like more than you need. Ideally, you want something with a little length to it, but is still lightweight and easy to use. In the Gourmet 3pc BBQ Set, the stainless-steel spatula has an efficient length, a serrated blade and a bottle opener!

Digital BBQ Thermometer

An instant-read thermometer is a worthy investment for any type of cooking, but it’s especially useful for grilling. When testing the doneness of a thick steak, you need to move quickly so you don’t waste propane or let your coals burn too low. Grill like a pro with the help of a reliable thermometer that gives you an accurate reading quickly. Our go-to pick is the Digital BBQ Thermometer.


Another essential item to have when barbecuing is a quality knife. It is important to always have a top-quality sharp knife next to the BBQ because you never know how much excess fat you might have to trim from your meat. Our choice is the Swiss Force 2pc Precision Knife Set.

BBQ Cleaner

Last but certainly not least, it is essential to have a cleaning tool. Our top pick is the Grill Paddle (Cedar) King Pin. Cedar is very resistant to rotting, mold and insects which makes it well suited for outdoor conditions. The Cedar Grill Paddle is softwood and naturally forms deep grooves that shape perfectly to your grill. This works extremely well to keep your grill clean, while eliminating the dangers associated with wire bristles. Lastly, Cedar Grill Paddles require very little maintenance and can be stored outdoors.

Tips and Tricks

Now that you have a better understanding of the tools you will need this BBQ season, here are a couple of fun tips and tricks you can try out this summer!

  • Jars are perfect spice shakers! Instead of getting greasy, sticky fingers when rubbing spices into your meat, throw it all into a jar and shake, shake, shake!
  • By simply placing ice chips in a dimple in the middle of your burger it will stop the patty from drying out and losing the wonderful meaty juiciness of the burger.
  • You should always grease your grill before adding food. This handy tip won’t just help the food cook, but it will also stop residue and food from sticking to the grill.
  • To avoid losing juices during turning, always flip your meat using tongs or a spatula, rather than a fork.
  • Try to limit the flips. Ideally, you should flip each item once during the grilling process.
  • Whatever you do, don’t press down on burgers or chicken (or anything) with a spatula while they’re grilling!

Now that you have a guide on barbecuing as a beginner, we recommend these barbecue sauces highlighted in our feature of the week!

-Team MOBO