The 10 Best Kabob Skewers
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in July of 2020. The kabob is a popular example of Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine, and whether you wish to prepare shish, kofta, Turkish, shashlik, seekh, or any other type of kebab, you are going to need skewers. Those in this ranking include sets ideal for cooking meats, fish, and vegetables over open flames, but due care must always be taken when working with grills and handling hot, sharp objects. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
September 02, 2020:
Anyone who enjoys cooking alfresco will appreciate the convenience and versatility of the humble kabob. It's a great way of combining meats, fish, and vegetables, and cooking them in unison, making the chef's job easier and resulting in a visually and gastronomically appealing snack that everyone will appreciate. That said, skewered dishes are not limited to barbecues, and can be easily cooked indoors on health grills, or in a conventional gas or electric oven. They can even be hung on an indoor rotisserie, which is a highly effective way of cooking kabobs with minimum fuss.
The skewer sets in this ranking cover a broad spectrum of designs, and the most basic set is the Hopelf Natural Bamboo, which are the common sustainable and disposable spears that are ideal for parties, or anywhere that requires catering on a large scale. Most sets, however, are better suited to home use and smaller functions, as they come in packs of 20 or fewer, and are robust and reusable.
These include the Geekhom 15 Inch, which come with a meat thermometer; the Coalvoyaj 17 Inch, with their ergonomic handles; the Lanney 12 Pack, with traditional looped handles that are ideal for hanging; and the Zeeyu Flat Metal, which are made of high-quality stainless steel and feature a single twist in the blade. The Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue are unique to the list, as they come with a set of racks, to better position your skewers on a flat grill.
If you favor larger kabobs, then you might consider the wooden-handled ChicChic 16 1/2 Inch, or the Cave Tools Barbecue, which have sliding discs at the hilt, to help remove the food from the skewer in a safe and hygienic manner. If you prefer Brazilian steakhouse-style barbecue, then the G&F Products 17 Inch and the GrillBee 23 Inch are ideal for this purpose, the latter of which have one-inch-wide blades for especially large cuts of meat.