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February 13, 2023 3 min read


Due to their long handles, grilling tools like tongs, forks, and spatulas are challenging to store. Most charcoal grills don't have adequate built-in storage, and the tolls are too long to fit in a regular kitchen drawer. If you're looking for ideas to safely store your grilling tools at home, scroll down below.


How to Store BBQ Tools at Home


Having trouble with grill tool storage? The following are some quick and low-cost suggestions for storing BBQ tools:


1) Invest in a Grill Cart

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If you're looking for something that has extensive storage space, grill carts are the best option. In addition to storing your tools, these carts can also be used as a serving table and a prep cart. When choosing a grill cart, make sure that it has wheels, adjustable legs, and hooks to hang tools.


2) Use a File Holder

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If you're looking for a DIY option to organize and store tools such as cutting boards, spoons, and aluminum foil, consider using an old file holder. When not in use, you can use these holders to keep your tools upright and organized in the space of your choice.


3) Use a Magnetic Tool Holder

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One of the simplest ways to store your grilling gear is a magnetic tool holder. The majority of grilling tools and grilling stations are made of metal. You can use this to your advantage by placing a magnetic strip on the station and attaching your tools there. Additionally, the strip can be secured to a wall or a cabinet.


4) Install a Cabinet

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If you're looking for a longer-term solution to storing grilling gear, think about installing a cabinet outside. If there is space close to your charcoal or gas grill, it can be attached to your fence, the side of your shed, or any other wall. 

Depending on what you intend to store there, you can pick the size. You can include a hook to hang items with keyholes and shelves to store items like cooking oil, a barbecue apron, and a meat thermometer.


5) Use a Grill Caddy or Storage Box

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A carrying caddy or a storage box is one of the simplest ways to store grilling tools. Due to its size, a caddy can only hold a certain amount of items. If you want enough space to fit all of your grilling tools in it, go for a long caddy made specifically for BBQ equipment.


Tips to Keep in Mind When Storing Grilling Tools


Unlike indoor utensils, grilling tools require special maintenance due to exposure to the direct heat of the grill burners. Before storing your tools, keep the following tips in mind:


1) Keep Them Dry And Clean

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Grilling tools usually get greasy from cooking. To prevent the tools from rusting and gathering bacteria, make sure to remove any food or grease leftovers after each use. After that, store the tools in a dry area.


2) Store Them Away From Chemicals

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The majority of grilling tools are made of metal, which corrodes fast when exposed to chemicals in cleaning products. To prevent this from happening, make sure your tools are stored far away from such products.


3) Check Them Frequently

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Even if you follow every tip above, it's still important to regularly inspect your grilling utensils for rust. If you discover any rust on the tools, make sure to get rid of it as quickly as you can and, if necessary, treat the tools with a rust-resistant coating.




While finding the ideal option to store all your grill tools can be a headache, staying organized will increase how much you enjoy using your barbecue. The above storage options include easy DIY solutions as well as products that you can buy online. You can either use one method or a combination of methods.

For the ideal storage option, you can also buy a set of tools that already include a storage box like the one from Pepe Nero. With a tool set like this, you don't have to worry about where and how you're going to store your tools. 

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