The home stretch for warm weather is on its way. So we want to help you give summer a send off to remember with a back yard barbecue. Invite your friends, family, the neighbors – whoever you want to share the day with. But before you get set to grill, take a look around your patio and make sure you’ve got the right gear on hand.
So where to start? You’ve heard that a wedding is all about the dress, right? Well a barbecue is all about the grill. Sure, there’s a bit less pressure, but let’s face it, the Labor Day holiday could be your last backyard bash for the whole year. Think about it; you could have eight or nine months to wait before your next real patio party. If your reputation for great grilling is at stake, look at larger cart-style grills with a side burner and top shelf for toasting buns and roasting vegetables.
Don’t forget the grilling accessories. Look for stainless steel sets of at least a fork, spatula, and pair of tongs. You’ll find many larger sets – up to over 20 pieces – but it’s more important that you have strong steel utensils that can handle the more punishing routine of cooking outdoors. Remember that grilling tools make great gifts too!
When it’s time to wrap up the party, you might be shutting down for the season. With the winter months in mind, be sure you’ve got a cover for your grill as well as your patio furniture. Your climate might not include snow, but moisture usually comes in the winter months no matter where you live. Covering up your furniture and grill will make it that much easier to get your patio up and running again in the spring.
In the meantime, we know you’ll have an unforgettable weekend. All you need now is a hungry group and you’re ready to go!