Cave Tools

Inspiring Confident Grill Masters




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Cave Tools is a family brand dedicated to the art of barbecuing and the family bonds that naturally strengthen during a fine summertime cookout. Through the creation of excellent cooking tools and accessories, the development of barbecue education courses, and cellphone applications designed to facilitate learning, we seek to inspire confident grill masters. We believe that people who are more confident at cooking cook more often and when you cook more often, you end up spending more quality time and forming more in-depth relationships with the people you love.

Cave Tools was started in 2013 by Michael “Medium Rare” O’Donnell with the goal of creating superior barbecue and cooking tools backed by the best customer service in the industry. Cave Tools distinguishes itself through customer-first product design, unmatched customer service, lightning-fast shipping, and a bulletproof guarantee.

When you purchase from Cave Tools, you get much more than just a cooking product. You become part of the Cave Tools community where we treat you like family.

In 2018 Cave Tools expanded by developing Grillmaster University. A first of its kind barbecue education platform where customers can learn directly from world-class experts at a price that’s affordable for everyone.

What started out as a small company with a BIG vision has grown to touch the lives of thousands of people throughout the United States and abroad. No matter how large we get, we will always stay true to our Entrepreneurial Roots because hard work and perseverance are in our blood.

At Cave Tools it’s all about FAMILY, which is why we live and breathe our core values:

FORTITUDE: Cave Tools products are the physical manifestation of this value. They are designed to be strong and durable. As people, we also embody mental fortitude because hard work and perseverance are in our blood.

ADVENTUROUS: Life is full of adventure if you are willing to step into the unknown. We do things our way, and we are not afraid to go up against convention.

MEALTIME IS BONDING TIME: Barbecue is all about bringing family and friends together to strengthen our connections. When we all work together as a team, we can achieve truly great things in life.

IMPROVEMENT: Continuous Improvement is woven deep into our moral fabric. We are always looking for new ways to improve our products, the way we do business, and the impact we can make in our communities.

LOYALTY: A strong family unit exhibits loyalty. Sure you may fight or get into arguments, but you can always trust that your family has your back. At Cave Tools, we’re there for each other, and we always support our customers in their time of need.

YOUTHFUL: Think of how happy and fun things were when you were young. You didn’t take life too seriously; instead, you just enjoyed the moment. We celebrate the joyful times in life and vow to always stay young at heart.


  • May 28, 2013, we sold our first grill brush.
  • In 2017 Cave Tools was awarded as the 3rd fastest growing company in Philadelphia.
  • In 2018 Cave Tools earned the position of 453 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in America.

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