These are the grilling essentials that your summer BBQ needs

Our Spring/Summer Food Awards is your guide to the best products on the market. Bloggers from our Lifestyle Collective test and review top kitchen items for the season -- and we give you the lowdown on their favorites!

Fire up the grill this summer with the hottest products on the market! You will need the right tools to perfect your signature dish, and we have the inside scoop on the best grills, utensils, and unique products that will amp up your favorite meals. See what our Food Award judges think about these nominees in the gallery below!

See which grilling tools your backyard set up needs:

Grilling products to buy this summer
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Grilling products to buy this summer
DeLonghi Livenza All-Day Grill
"The De'longhi Grill is a very easy way to make pancakes, panini sandwiches, and even grilled foods. It's a versatile tool to have in the kitchen. It provides a tool that makes cleanup easy as well." -Namely Marly
Pampered Chef Grilling Tool Set
"This set is attractive, functional, and comes complete with a bevy of neat features. I especially like the tool bag, which is compact and machine washable." -JJ Begonia
Casabella Skillet Slingers
Not only did it make "breaking up ground meat easier" for the grill, but you could also use these Skillet Slingers when "making bolognese and you want to really get the meat broken up." -Displaced Housewife
Pampered Chef Indoor Outdoor Portable Grill
This portable grill is "compact so it stores well," and would be "perfect for those living in apartments without a backyard but still want to enjoy grilling." Plus it "can be used indoor and out!" -Nutrition by Mia
OXO Good Grips Locking Tongs
"We have multiple sizes of OXO tongs in our household. I particularly like the 16 inch version for when I use our indoor or outdoor grills- it saves my hands from the heat...These tongs are durable and easily washable, as well (dishwasher-safe). We also take them camping to flip things on the campfire grill, like fresh corn or donuts!" -The Usual Bliss
Master Pan Non-Stick Divided Grill/Fry/Oven Meal Skillet
The Master Pan "has quickly become a kitchen necessity, with its versatile sections that allowed me to create multiple dishes at the same time, pleasing all the picky eaters at once. Heaven to clean, and easy to store." -Oh Bite It
Zyliss Control Chefs Knife
"The Zyliss Control Knife is curved at the end which makes the chop and roll so much easier. It fits nicely in my hand and has made the chore of chopping go so much smoother." -Namely Marly
Pampered Chef Meatball & Slider Grill Basket
This grill basket is amazing, because "you can easily make and flip lots of burgers at once." Plus it is "super easy to clean" and "stays closed well when flipping burgers." -Lily the Wandering Gypsy

Check out the Food Awards Page over the next few weeks for the rest of our product reviews and rankings!

While our judges are busy picking their favorite grilling items, we want to know which are your must-haves in the poll below! Don't see your favorite? Let us know the grilling product you can't live without in the comments below!

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