Best kebab skewers for a super summer bbq (September 2020 Updated Review)
Kebab skewers that can make your cooking easier
I can’t think of anything much more appealing than a barbecue kebab skewer loaded with lamb, onion, and fresh firm tomatoes all topped with a lovely marinade sauce. A barbecue kebab skewer has a simple task, hold the meat and veg firmly in place and let your barbecue do the magic. In order to do that though, the skewer needs to be sharp so the meat pierces easily and the vegetables are not damaged, the steel needs to be quality enough that it doesn’t flex or bow in the heat, and easy to clean. My reviews of barbecue kebab skewers have been carefully selected on that basis so I hope this saves you some time making beautiful looking barbecue kebab skewers for your friends and family to enjoy.
Who does not want to indulge in a serving of delicious kebab these days? In simple words, Kebab is the name given to cooked meat dishes that are similar to grilled meat but smaller in size. There are many variants to kebabs and most of them will be in a cube shape. The area and the climate decide the recipe of the dish. For example, in English speaking countries kebabs are cube-shaped meat cooked on a grill. However, in places outside North America, kebab is prepared on a vertical cooking machine and is known as a ‘doner kebab’. This kebab inspired chefs to make shawarma. Even though usually ground meat or meat cubes are used to make kebabs, countries like India even use vegetables to make kebabs.
You do not need another cooking machine if you already have a barbecue cooker or a smoker. Kebabs can be prepared along with other dishes like ribs and grilled meat. Kebab skewers do not take much space. Kebab skewers are simple sticks or wires that are used to keep the pieces on the grill properly and easily manoeuvred with barbecue tongs. You can either use wooden skewers or metal skewers. Using wooden skewers can give a charred taste to the meat sometimes since wood can start burning in the process. Metal skewers do not have that issue but may end up burning your hand if you are not careful and do not use safety barbecue gloves.
Here I have listed some of the metal, wooden, and firewire skewers. Even though there are many materials used to make skewers steel is the most commonly used metal. Everyone prefers metal skewers because they are durable and easy to clean. Since the wood may burn the kebab in the cooking process bamboo (even though it has its own different taste) is not an ideal choice for many, if you do not like charred flavour then I would recommend using a gas barbecue too.
Norpro stainless steel skewers
These skewers have fancy round handles that are easy to hold. Since the skewers are flat keeping the meat or food item steady on the grill is easy. These are ideal for making kebabs and brochettes (It’s the French word for kebabs that are served on skewers). To summarise these skewers are:
- Flat; so the food does not spin while on the grill
- Made of stainless steel
- Easy to clean
- Round handles
ATPWONZ long Kebab skewers
These kebab skewers that are from ATPWONZ are flat and hence the skewered food items do not spin and are stable. Compared to Norpro skewers these are 17 inches long hence you can cook more number of pieces at a go. These are ideal for a small party or family get together. The handles are in wave shape that means it saves you from burning your hands efficiently. The wave shape gives you more space to hold than a round handle.The material used is stainless steel. You are aware that it is easy to clean and maintain the tools made of that metal, especially with the assistance of a handy wire brush for barbecues. The pack comes with a pouch that can be used to carry these skewers. This canvas pouch and the packing box makes your camping or picnics more delicious by letting you carry the skewers. There are 10 long kebab skewers with the pack. The stainless steel type (2CR13) used here makes the skewer strong and corrosion free. Let us see the different points here.
- 17 inches long
- Carry pouch and packing box for portability
- Durable and long-lasting steel used
- Wave shaped handle for safe grilling
Kiwi Grill kebab skewers
The next one is a pack of 10 kebab skewers that are unique in design. They are 41centimetre long and is fit for even your oven. These ergonomically beautiful skewers are a perfect choice as a gift. These are wide and flat so that the vegetables or meat will not fall off while cooking. This makes the spinning inside the grill perfectly.The peculiarity of these skewers is that they are thicker than some of the other brands available in the market. The Kiwi Grill skewers are 1.8 mm thick which makes it stronger than the competitors. The skewers don’t bend easily because the steel used is 430 high grade stainless steel. The handle is twisted in order to make the kebabs turn slow on a ledge. Below are the points that make Kiwi Grill kebab skewer unique:
- High grade durable steel
- Can be used on any type of grills or ovens
- Twist at the end makes it slow turning
- Thicker than others
GDPride barbecue skewers
The barbecue skewers that are from GDPride has a handle-skewer design. This has a wooden handle so that you can hold and smoke the meat if you want. The skewer’s metal part is round in shape and hence the food may fall off once it is cooked. But you can use the wooden handle to make it steady. The blade is 13.8 inches long and the handle which is made of oak is 9 centimetres long. The handle is long enough and gives you a safe grip when you take the food from the oven.The package comes with twenty four pieces of skewers that are easy to clean. The oak handle and the metal part are secured using an iron ring. The skewer needles are made of stainless steel which is rust free and easy to clean. Specialities of this skewer are:
- It has an oak handle
- An iron ring to join the handle with needle
- The needle part is round in shape
- You get 24 pieces with one package
- Not so costly
BearMoo barbecue kebab skewers
Next, we will discuss the pack of 6 steel skewers from BearMoo. Once you order this product you will get 6 skewers along with the rack – please don’t confuse this rack with a warming or rib rack. You can check the link to get a clear vision of how the skewers can be put on that rack. Rack enables you to rotate the skewers easily even on a kettle barbecue. The rack and the skewers are made of 2CR13 type steel that is strong and durable. You also get a pouch to carry the skewers and the rack.The handle of this skewer is in wave shape. It is safe to leave the handle (the skewer is 17 inches long) outside to reduce the number of burning accidents while smoking or making kebabs. The needle part is flat and is .35 inches wide. The pouch can be sealed using a Velcro slot enabling you to keep the tool safe and clean. Below is a summarisation of BearMoo kebab skewer’s features.
- No burning or charring
- Rack and pouch to carry the skewers
- Wave shaped handle
- 17 inches long
- Easy to clean
Goutime Large barbecue skewers
The last one on the list of metal skewers is a wide one. These skewers from Goutime are .9 inches wide. You can cook any kebabs using this without the fear of them falling off from the blade. You get 6 pieces of this large barbecue skewers that are wide enough to hold even the ground meat kebabs.These skewers are 23.5 inches long including the 5 inches long wooden handle. Just like all the steel utensils, it is easy to clean this using a mild detergent. Another benefit of using flat skewing blades is that the food will be evenly cooked inside and outside. Using Goutime large barbecue skewers you can prepare more number of kebabs. If you are planning for a party or outing this is the best one to use. Goutime gives you the following benefits.
- Meat does not fall off
- Evenly cooked kebabs
- Cook even ground meat kebabs
- Long blade to cook more meat
- Wooden handle to hold
- Easy to remove the cooked meat/kebab
- Wooden / firewire skewers
Aneco Bamboo Skewers
I have included a set of bamboo skewers on the list just in case if you are a fan of bamboo needles. Skewing is not the only thing you can do with bamboo skewers. You can even prepare fruit brochettes and are helpful in arranging a beautiful dinner table. In this pack from Aneco, you will get 1000 bamboo skewers that are chemical free.The skewers are 4 inches long and are suitable to make brochettes (serving of kebabs on the skewers itself). Most of the bamboo skewers will be charred or burned at the end of the process. The skewing may be a little time consuming process because you have to soak the bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes (at least) before putting them onto the grill.
- Wooden skewers are natural
- Gives you the perfect taste of food
- Is safe for your health
- Disposable skewers eliminate the hassle of cleaning
OUTSET QS82 Flexible Skewers
The next skewer in this list is made of firewire. These skewers are flexible hence you get longer skewers than the conventional metal or wooden skewers. Since these are flexible you can use this on any grill or oven. You can even marinate the food items keeping on the skewer itself. The firewire skewers from OUTSET are 30 inches long and are fit to use for parties. Because of its flexible nature, the surface of your grill will be effectively used.These flexible firewire skewers are made from stainless steel so do not rust that easily. You can use these even on a ledge. This is the perfect choice for camping or picnics. You just have to be careful about the size of the meat or vegetable cubes you use. Points to be noted before buying these skewers.
- Longer than most of the traditional skewers
- Flexible and portable
- Effective use of grill surface
- Can marinate directly in a bowl
- Little space needed to store
- Food item may fall off if you are not careful about the size
- Spinning or rotating the skewer is not easy
Any of the 8 kebab skewers can be used to cook your meat neatly and deliciously. Cooking kebabs itself is difficult because of the number of varieties available worldwide. So the selection of the perfect skewer is also not easy. It entirely depends on your needs and recipe. If you make a mistake in the selection the outcome will not be something you desired.