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Here’s the Ultimate List of Things You Need for the Perfect Grill

Summer is finally here which means we can start enjoying our favorite summertime foods and activities. It won’t be summer if you don’t host a barbecue at least once. 

But having a perfect grill is not as easy as it seems. We sometimes get lost in the excitement and forget some key ingredients or supplies. 

Here’s the ultimate list of things you need to host the perfect grill. Let’s skip the last-minute trips to the convenience store, shall we? 

Grill Essentials 

If you don’t have the right tools, unfortunately, your barbecue will lack. The technique is nothing if you do not have the right supplies. 

Make sure you stock up on plenty of charcoal and have a lighter, aluminum foil, and tongs. Also, make sure you have the right oil on hand.

Canola oil has a high smoke point, making it one of the best options for the grill. Make sure you also have plenty of plates, cups, and utensils. 


Now that you have all of your essentials, you need to make sure you have an idea of the menu. What will you be grilling? What does your family enjoy? 

A good rule of thumb is to have hamburger meat, hot dogs, and chicken kabobs that blend diced chicken breast and your favorite vegetables.  

Here is one of my favorite grilled recipes you have to try next!

Balsamic Jalapeño Grilled Tri-Tip



  1. Trim any visible fat and place the tri-tip in a resealable plastic bag. Add all the ingredients. Turn to coat all sides of the meat with the marinade. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Overnight is best.
  2. When ready to cook, take the meat out of the refrigerator. Heat the grill to 350-375º F, medium heat. Cook for 10-15 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the meat. The meat is done when the second side “bounces back,” or the internal temperature is 145º F for medium-rare, 160º F for medium, and 175º F for well done. Let meat rest for 10 minutes in a foil tent before slicing. Enjoy!


While you can’t have a grill without having a beer, don’t assume everyone likes to drink alcohol. It is essential to have a wide variety of refreshments, from lemonade to soda and even plain water. 

Don’t forget the ice!

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