Minimize Your Accessories
Don’t go crazy stocking up on complicated grilling equipment. Raichlen and Browne agree that you need two key grill accessories—a thermometer and tongs (avoid stabbing the meat repeatedly with a fork because some of the delicious juices will escape). Get a good, instant-read meat thermometer to ensure you’re always biting into food that’s cooked to the doneness you prefer. And snag a quality pair of long-handled, spring-loaded tongs, preferably with a scalloped end (all the better to grip grilled items and keep them from falling through the grate).