Must Haves for the Backyard Chef

It is one thing to toss some chunks of raw meat on the barbecue and take them off when they are done.

It is quite another to put the versatility of your backyard grill to the test, using all the tools are your disposal to turn a regular old cookout into a gourmet experience of delicious proportions. Put the right accessories at your fingertips (or on your barbecue, as the case may be), and you may start to feel like you have your own cooking show — minus the bright lights and big cameras.

When getting ready for this grilling season, the following barbecue accessories should always be nearby.