Grilling gadgets on Amazon under $50: Grill lights, meat thermometers and more

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Grilling season is here. And with summer heat bringing near record temperatures in many parts of the country, there’s no better time to give the kitchen stove a rest, head outside and grill up some burgers, steaks or veggies. And, in turn, that means there’s no better time to pick up a couple new grilling tools and gadgets to take your grilling game to the next level.

This roundup of highly rated grilling gadgets, tools and accessories, all available through Amazon, will make shaping uniform burgers a breeze, take the guesswork out of whether chicken is cooked to a safe temperature, simplify lighting a charcoal grill and even transform your BBQ into a rotisserie.

(And if you need a new grill, too? CBS Essentials has you covered there, too: Take a look at this roundup of grills and smokers for every budget.)

Cuisinart cast iron grill press

This handy tool from Cuisinart reduces cooking time and presses out unwanted fat. It heats up on the grill and even imparts grill marks, so when placed on top of a steak, chicken breast or grilled cheese sandwich, it will create those aesthetically perfect char marks.

Bright Eyes magnetic barbecue light set

No outdoor lights, no problem! These 4.5-star-rated magnetic grill lights make grilling in the dark a breeze, easily attaching to most grills. Their compact size makes them a smart choice for camping trips. Six AAA batteries are included.

Chefman smokeless electric grill
Chefman via Amazon

The Chefman is a great indoor grill option for anyone who wants to keep smoke to a minimum, thanks to a water tray that cools grease as soon as it drops. It is also divided into heat zones, so veggies and various meats can be cooked at the same time to the right temperature each requires.

Kizen digital meat thermometer
Kizen via Amazon

A fast and efficient meat thermometer is key when it comes to grilling everything from chicken to steak. Kizen’s waterproof digital thermometer, which features a large, easy-to-read LED screen, is the best-selling digital meat thermometer on Amazon right now.

Cuisinart steam clean grill brush
Cuisinart via Amazon

Cuisinart’s grill brush makes post-grilling clean up a breeze. The secret: Its grate-claw-equipped scraper is paired with steam cleaning power, which loosens up the toughest grease and fat residue.

HomeRight Electro-Torch
HomeRight via Amazon

For charcoal grill enthusiasts, flame is essential. HomeRight’s powerful Electro Torch ignites a charcoal grill in less than one minute, using zero chemicals — just 1,500-degree Fahrenheit hot air.

Grill Gauge original propane tank scale

Grill Gauge takes the guesswork out of calculating how much propane is left in the tank. It easily attaches to a propane tank and measures the remaining fluid via weight, displaying an accurate and reliable reading.

Char-Broil Universal Rotisserie
Char-Broil via Amazon

Instantly transform a grill into a rotisserie with the help of Char-Broil’s clever grill attachment. The one-piece rotisserie rod is powered by an electric motor and rotates so the meat can baste in its own juices, cooking up the juiciest meat imaginable.

Weston Burger Express hamburger press
Weston via Amazon

It’s easy to make perfectly and consistently shaped burgers that won’t fall apart on the grill with Weston Burger Express. Patties can be made from 0.25 inch to 1.5 inches thick with a diameter of 4.5 inches. Simply pack the burger meat and seasonings in the press. The press springs open for easy removal.

Grillaholics grill mat
Grillaholics via Amazon

Believe it or not, some people like cooking on dirty grill grates. For everyone else, Grillaholics grill mats are thin enough to still achieve those highly desired grill marks and the flavor of charcoal, but are thick enough to withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. They are also reusable and dishwasher safe.