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3 Essentials to Grab the Next Time You're At the BBQ Store

When you shop at your local barbecue store for supplies, what are the essentials that you should buy? We assume you have a grill or smoker and will be looking for equipment and products that go with it. You should be looking for cooking tools, cooking fuel, and sauces and rubs for your poultry, fish, and meats. According to a survey by Statista, 17% of consumers barbecue several times a week in the summer as a way to celebrate and enjoy the warmer weather. Make sure you have all the supplies you need to make your barbecue successful by picking up these essentials.

Cooking Accessories

A BBQ store has all the supplies you need to make your barbecue successful. When you barbecue, purchasing a 5-piece cooking set will give you the tools you need to turn meats and vegetables on the grill. It will have two different sized spatulas, a fork for taking cooked items off the grill, tongs that can be used to put food on and off the grill, and a spoon for basting foods. Another essential tool for cooking is a thermometer that measures temperature for food cooking safety. A wire brush will help you clean off the grates after cooking and prepare you for the next barbecue. When you buy a smoke box, it can turn any grill into a smoker, giving meat and poultry a delicious flavor.

A pair of gloves will protect your hands from burns and a large platter or cutting board may be handy to carry cooked food inside or to the picnic area. Overall, a BBQ store will have the essential cooking supplies that you need.

Cooking Fuel

Depending on the type of grill, you will need fuel to cook the food and your BBQ store should carry an assortment. Propane and gas conversion kits are popular with gas grills that are used outdoors. Charcoal briquettes and lump coal are used by some consumers because of the flavor they give to fuel. Charcoal grills are less expensive to use than gas and sometimes charcoal is pretreated to light without needing lighter fluid. Some grill masters use wood pellets or wood, a fuel source that requires skills and monitoring. All these fuels are sold at your local BBQ store.

Sauces and Rubs

Unless you want to make your own barbecue, sauce, and rubs every time you cook, your local BBQ store will have an assortment of sauces and rubs to try on your meat, fish, and poultry. Sauces should range from mild to spicy, and be made with a variety of ingredients. Rubs are dry spices that are rubbed into the meat for flavor and come in a variety of flavors.

These are some essential items that you should buy next time you visit your local BBQ store.