'Tis the season for grilling, which means it's also a great time to start stocking up on grill-related accessories like cookbooks, tools, and wood. Yes, wood, like these Afire Mini Grilling Planks ($12). Sold in packs of four, these hand-selected 6"x7" planks come in black cherry, cedar, golden alder, and sugar maple, letting you choose just the right flavor to complement whatever it is you're cooking.
Save your hands from a summer filled with random burns and scorched hairs with the Pit Mitt ($20). Featuring synthetic aramid fibers, it creates a flexible barrier between you and the heat of the grill or oven — up to 475ºF — and also offers an extra-long cuff for forearm protection and reversible skills to protect righties or southpaws.