Memorial Day is all about the barbecue. While some cooks grill up gourmet goodies like fish, pizza, and kabobs, to me, this holiday means burgers, hot dogs, and corn on the cob.

So forget about cedar planks and pizza stones. To cook up classic American fare, you need to trick out your grill with simple tools that make your burgers and dogs the best they can be. And don't forget about presentation: This Pottery Barn Barbecue Platter ($19) will give your grub the showcase it deserves. To see the rest of my Memorial Day grilling essentials, just click on the arrows below.