Grilling is a popular summer pastime, grilling with your RecTeq, well that is just a delight. There are plenty of great pellet grill accessories for your REC TEC (recteq ) grill to choose from. In order to make the most of your grill, you need some essential grill accessories. This article will show you fifteen of the most important tools you’ll need for your new REC TEC grill.
Having these essential accessories will help you get the most out of your “bull” and will also help keep your cooking machine in good condition. So if you’re looking to get the most out of your REC TEC (recteq ) grill this summer, check this list out.
Here is a list of Rec Tec Accessories you should get for your (now RecTeq ) today and enhance your Grilling Experience
Owning a REC TEC (rebranded to recteq ) grill is an experience in itself, and with the right accessories, you can make the most of your grill, protect your investment and enjoy it longer. Some essential accessories include a grill cover to protect your grill from the elements, a meat thermometer to ensure your meals is cooked properly, and a grilling toolset to help you flip and move food around on the grill.
Do you love steak and other types of beef? Or are you more of a smoked ribs or brisket type of person? Love them both? Yea, we all do. If that’s the case, we recommend keeping a lot of wood pellets on deck.
You will spend a lot of time trying new recipes, looking for the next best thing, and burning steaks or two. You will want to try different wood pellet flavors whether you are cooking beef, pork, or even cooking vegetables.
Although there are recommended wood flavor pairings for every cut of meat, you are the boss of your own pallet and will want to try your own mix of flavors. Also, you will find yourself switching pellet flavors based on what you are cooking and your culinary experiments.
You will spend some money buying and trying new pellet flavors. The last thing you want to do is leave pellets outside and exposed to the elements. A bunch of pellets bags laying around the house will become wood dust in a matter of days, and if you live in a humid climate like my state of Florida, those pellets will absorb moisture quicker than a sponge. Wet pellets will jam the auger even in the best pellet grills.
Wood pellet containers are not that expensive and are a small investment compared to the price of rec tec grills ( now recteq ) or replacing parts in your new grill.
These containers come in many shapes and sizes, most are stackable and can be labeled. Solid hard plastic containers will airtight lids will not absorb moisture from the air and can be cleaned easily. They will also protect pellets from mold, rain, sunlight, and even pests.
Grilling gloves are a no-brainer still many completely ignore the topic. You will be handling hot food, tools, and hot grill grates.
Grill brushes are essential for keeping your grill clean. A dirty, greasy grill not only looks unappetizing but over time can actually cause food to stick and even change the flavor of the food. That black conked-up grease on your grill grates won’t state good amigo!
Grime builds up on the inside of your grill as well, creating a smoky mess and black or dirty smoke is not good for your food either. Balck smoke will add a bidder flavor to your meats. Dirty grills also produce soot and black smoke which will stain walls in your backyard or patio.
A good grill brush will help you keep those grates cleaned and your recteq in a good shape. Be sure you look for a brush that won’t damage your grill grates and if don’t like brushes with metal wires or bristles you can opt for a brush like the Grill Recure Brush.
Choose a brush with a long handle so it’s easy to maneuver around hot surfaces like burners.
One of the pellet grills accessories that you should buy immediately is a grill cover. I see often people spending hundreds of dollars even thousands on a pellet grill to just leave outside exposed to the elements.
If you leave in an area that experiences all four seasons or like here in Florida where it rains every day, living your grill outside unprotected will shorten its lifespan. Rec Tec grills (reqtec ) are made tough and out of 304 stainless still which will help with corrosion and withstand the elements but components inside your grill can still start to deteriorate and fail.
We recommend grill covers with pockets to store some of your grill tools and anchoring cords to keep the cover from flying away and as tight as possible.
Grill covers are not that expensive and worth the investment.
Having a good set of grilling tongs is good because they are useful for turning food on the grill, and you’ll need a good set of grill forks for moving larger items from one area of the grates to another or removing food from the pellet grill.
Most tongs have long handles so they can be gripped without getting too close to the heat. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and most are built out of durable materials that won’t warp even if they get hot.
Some brands offer silicone grips that won’t melt, and other cool features like magnetic locking systems to keep them closed when you store them away.
rec tec grills come with built in meat probes to monitor your food but you only get one or two depending on the grill model. A good meat thermometer and meat probe will help handle large cooks and multiple cuts of meat cooking at once.
You can use a thermometer pen or instant-read thermometer or a multiple probe one and monitor all the meat you got smoking in your grill.
Most meat thermometers have a thin probe that inserts into the center of meats, and a digital display that shows what temperature they are at. Some thermometers have internal temperature alerts and sometimes more options than the probes in your grill does.
Side table (easy for food prep and serving)
Not everyone has a full outdoor kitchen or a summer kitchen to prepare the food. A side table is one of the best accessories I purchased for my outdoor grilling area.
Side tables are great for food prepping, seasoning meat, and even removing food from the grill if you get into trouble, you know what I mean Mrs. Well Done.
If you have a big family gathering, they also help provide more space for serving food and putting meals together, or even resting that hot brisket. Not to mention a good size side table can be a great place to place your BBQ tools.
You can also get the front folding shelf available for rec tec grills on their website or opt for a less expensive “off the shelf” table. These tables are great for rec tec grills like the rt 590 which does not include side or a front folding shelf.
A good grill cleaner is essential if you want to keep your Rec Tec Grill in tip-top condition. There are different types of grill cleaners that will work but for recteq grills look for a stainless steel cleaner.
One option is a soap and water mixture, but these don’t always get the tough stuff off. Also, a good natural grill cleaner is a great choice to keep the stainless finish of your grill looking new and protected from elements.
A cutting board is your friend when it comes to trimming meats and one of the most useful grill accessories you can own. Why? Well, unless you like damaging your kitchen countertops or cutting meats on slippery surfaces, well let’s just say this is one of those grill accessories that is nice to have.
You can get them in many different shapes and sizes, depending on the space you have available or for what you want to use it for.
Talking about cutting and trimming a good BBQ knife or good knife set is a must-have accessory. For outdoor cooking, you will need a good quality set of BBQ knives that you can use to cut and trim meats, meal prepping, and serve.
A butcher’s knife should be part of your grill accessories list together with a good knife sharpener tool.
I know what you are going to say, why do I need a smoker tube or box, doesn’t a pellet grill generate smoke? Yes, you are right but here are a few things you can do with a smoke tube.
You can add more smoke flavors adding more pellets during the cook without having to stop the grill and empty out the pellets in the hopper. Let’s say you are smoking pork ribs and are using a hickory pellet blend but you want to add a touch of sweetness.
Well, my friend, with some tubes you can grab a handful of apple pellets, light up the tube and add the hint of sweetness to your smoked ribs. All while leaving the pellets in the hopper alone.
If you are smoking spare ribs or briskets the grates in your new bull will work great. However, if you love a nicely seared steak, consider a set of searing grates. A searing grill grate will transfer heat better to “shock” and sear the steak better.
They come in handy when cooking thicker cuts of meat or even veggies at high heat. To properly sear your meats, it is best to use a ridged surface or cast iron grates.
You can also invest in some grill baskets (that you need to line with foil) for vegetables like potatoes so that they can go straight on the grill instead of boiling or frying.
A cooking mat is simple to use and simple to clean! That’s why we love them.
A Mesh Grill Cooking Mat is ideal for grilling messy foods and little meats that might slip between the grates. For example, think about shrimp, asparagus, and onions. These mats also make loading and unloading your pellet grill a breeze.
You can also say a grill mat is good for those of you who don’t keep those grates too clean. Yeap, I’m talking to you once a year griller!
Yeap, you heard me right. Get a pizza stone for your pellet grill and enjoy homemade wood-fired pizza using your new recteq. Making homemade pizza is a lot of fun, but even better is the wood and smoky flavor you get when using your recteq.
As you can see, there are many grill accessories to consider and available for your RecTeq. The right accessories will help make your outdoor cooking experience better and more enjoyable. Grill cleaner is one of the most important items on this list since it keeps your Rec Tec Grill looking new, helps remove tough food residue that builds up over time with use.