If you love gas grills in Rocky Mount, NC the way we do at Daughtridge Energy, it’s probably time for a nice cook out. Because we’re in the height of Summer, there’s no better time than now to start planning. Beyond pulling out the grill, you need to make sure you have all the supplies you need. Here is an essential checklist for the next time you do a cookout.


It’s important not to forget everything you need to eat with. Remember the most important part of any cookout is the food. So be sure not to forget:

  • Napkins or Paper Towels
  • Cups, Plates and Bowls
  • Utensils— for personal use and for serving
  • A Tablecloth

Grill Items

Every griller knows that it’s not as simple as throwing meat on the grill, you need to have the right tools. Don’t forget these essential items:

  • Your Gas Grill well stocked with Propane
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Skewers- for kabobs and maybe s’mores
  • Non-stick spray
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Oven Mitt


Who doesn’t love a nice, cool drink by the grill? Here are the essentials:

  • Beer or other Alcoholic Beverages (if permitted)
  • Sweet tea, Soft Drinks and Punch
  • Bottle or Can Opener
  • Lots of Ice

The Food

Finally, the most important part— the delicious grilled food. Here are some essential meats and veggies to cook on the grill:

  • Burgers and Buns
  • All the Marinades You Need
  • Hot Dogs and Buns
  • Veggies, Chicken and Tofu for Kabobs
  • Cheese
  • Chips and Dip
  • BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, Mustard, Relish, and Mayo
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Corn on the Cob or whatever other veggies you need

Want more ideas on what to cook? Check out this blog post. While that blog post is based on fall items, it does offer some creative ideas of what else you can cook.

Clean Up

Every cookout has to come to an end and you need the right tools to successfully clean it all up. Here’s what you need:

  • Trash bags
  • Wipes
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Grill Brush

What Else Do You Need?

Of course, for a great cook out you need a great Gas Grill. At Daughtridge Energy we carry a wide variety of grills and outdoor cookers for all of your cookout needs. Feel free to come visit one of our showrooms to browse our selection. If you want to learn more how you can make your grilling fantasy a reality, contact us. We are committed to providing our customers with prompt, courteous, and dependable service, no matter what you need.