About Us

In the heart of Austin Texas, the BBQ capital of the world, GrillToolZ was born!

A family owned and operated business that understands quality and craftsmanship.

We build products that stand the test of time.  Each tool is handcrafted from 100% Stainless Steel and hand-finished.  This attention to detail sets these tools apart and produces a product that you can be proud of.  All our products are proudly made in the USA!

Give the gift of craftsmanship and let the next generation share the legacy.

How it all got started

By: Gabe Corbett, Mechanical Engineer and founder of GrillToolz

Broken Ash Tool

The broken tool that started it all!  One day when getting ready for a family BBQ, I was cleaning out my Big Green Egg.  I had the standard BGE ash tool and used it all the time for cleaning out the ash and removing the grate.  However, on this day, it broke…. The little piece of sheet metal was only tac welded onto the rod with a single weld and it gave way.   Cleaning out a grill or smoker without one of these tools can be a big problem.  I just happened to have some Stainless Steel bar in my garage and I figured I would build my own ash tool.  So after a few hours of cutting, grinding, heating the steel with my oxy acetylene torch and finally bending.  The first tool was born!  Of course, we needed to add some upgrades.  To start, how about a bottle opener?  Sure!  Next a grate lifter and a nice contoured handle.  How about a nice heavy piece of stainless steel that will handle years of use.  You got it….  The original GrillToolz Fire Tool was made. 

Grill Tool Prototype


From there, we liked the handle so much we decided to integrate it into the other products and created the spatula and fork next.  The concept for the spatula and fork came from a set of BBQ tools that I designed and built when taking a blacksmithing course.  I have always liked teppanyaki grills and wanted a quality spatula for using on the griddle and then worked in a longer handle for using on a grill or smoker and by incorporating our signature handle we had the design for our new spatula. 

Original Spatula

Check out some of the pictures of the forge where I built the originals.

Coal fired forge  - The first blacksmith class that I took over the weekend – Pioneer Village, Austin TX

Black Smith Forge Forge Black Smith Class at Pionner Village

Gas fired forge – Semester long course that I took at a Austin Community College.  Yes, I got an A!

ACC Forge Gas Forge Inside the forge
Blacksmith shop Anvil Outside shop

These are some of the original designs

Original Designs