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Top Barbecue Essentials from Batteries Plus

Batteries Plus Blog - Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 7/20/2021

Group of people barbecuing on a deck

Grilling is one of those things that makes summer special. There's nothing better than cooking your favorite food outdoors while relaxing with family and friends. If you're planning to throw the ultimate backyard barbecue, Batteries Plus can help. We carry everything from outdoor power solutions to electric lanterns, bug zappers and more. Browse our handy checklist of grilling essentials below.

Batteries & Portable Power Solutions at Batteries Plus

When throwing an outdoor party, you're going to want to have plenty of portable power on hand. That includes batteries for battery-operated grills, meat and cooking thermometers and even ice cream makers. You also might want to have a power bank available to help charge things like grill lighters, cordless blenders and other USB-rechargeable gadgets.

For family reunions and other large-scale gatherings, consider picking up a generator. Generators are especially useful if you plan on hosting your party off-site. A generator with 4200 starting watts will provide enough power to run a portable fridge, a crock pot and coffee maker.

Bulbs, Lanterns & Outdoor Lighting

If you're planning on partying into the night, you'll want to be sure your backyard has enough exterior lighting. Now's a good time to replace those burned out bulbs. You may also want to pick up a few battery-operated lanterns or glow sticks (in red, white, blue & green) to place throughout the yard. Nite Ize makes a great product called the NiteGem, which is a small pyramid-shaped LED light that is perfect for placing on tables and eating areas. A SlapLit drink holder is a great way to help guests keep track of their drinks. These insulated drink wraps feature an LED light perfect for after-dark parties. Available in red, blue or American flag pattern.

Are you going to have guests going to and from your house? Disk lights are a great way to illuminate walkways. These solar powered lights can be easily set up in minutes. Simply stake them into the ground to illuminate pathways, garden features and more. Disk lights are available in slate, gray and silver.

Bug Zappers & Bluetooth Speakers at Batteries Plus

Food attracts bugs. That's just a fact. The good news is you can help keep your barbecue pest-free with our line of Skeeter Hawk bug zappers, bait stations and traps. Already have a bait station? Be sure to have plenty of replacement tubes on hand to help keep bugs at bay.

It wouldn't be a proper party without your favorite tunes. Batteries Plus has a number of Bluetooth speakers available to help set the mood and keep the party going. Gear ties are another great little extra, allowing you to attach tools to your grill's legs to help keep them organized and available when you need them.

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