When you buy your first grill, you may not realize that it’s not as simple as heading to the hardware store and picking out the one you like best. That’s the majority of it, yes, but you’ll still have to buy a propane tank, grab a grill cover, and get yourself a few accessories.

It’s still not much work by any means, but it just makes sense as a way to protect your investment and get the most use out of it in the years to come. As a matter of fact, properly taking care of your grill means you could even get a decade or more of use out of it. Consider how quickly we dispose of other items (do you even own a piece of clothing that’s more than a couple of years old?) and you’ll see that protecting this investment will pay off greatly over time.

So once you’ve purchased your grill, you may be wondering where to buy a propane tank and which accessories you’ll need. Luckily for you the answer to these questions lies in today’s blog, so keep reading to learn more!

“Where Can I Buy a Propane Tank?”

This one is easy. With Mighty Flame locations all over the east side of the country, all it takes is a quick look at our map of propane exchange locations to find a store near you. From there, all you’ll need to do is pop in, tell your customer service rep that you need to buy a propane tank for your new gas grill, and let them handle the transaction.

Once you’re out of propane, you can always return to the location of your purchase (or any other Mighty Flame location) and they’ll swap out your empty propane tank for a fresh one so you can get back to grilling.

“You Mentioned a Grill Cover?”

We absolutely did. One of the best things you can do for your grill is to cover it up when it’s not in use. Your grill likely came with a set of instructions which told you to keep your grill away from walls or windows and not to grill in an enclosed space. That means that if you’re like most Americans, your grill will be living most of its life outdoors. You may be able to throw it in a garage or a shed when you’re not using it, but chances are it will be outside the majority of the time.

To prolong the life of your gas grill, you’ll need to grab a cover. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but you should make sure that it fits well and it it will repel any rain or snow that comes your way unexpectedly. Keeping the elements away from your shiny new grill is a surefire way to keep it looking great for as long as possible. Speaking of which…

“Which Grilling Accessories Do I Need?”

There are a number of crazy grilling accessories on the market today, but the truth of the matter is that you don’t need most of them. Sure, you might get some use out of them (and if that’s the case, by all means, go ahead), but there are only three items that we believe are absolute grilling necessities.

You’ll need a good metal spatula, a pair of tongs, and a sturdy cleaning brush. Anything more than that ends up being overkill for the average griller. The tongs allow you to turn your brats, dogs, and chicken while the spatula works perfectly for steaks and burgers. The cleaning brush should be used after you’re done grilling, keeping in mind that it will work best while the grill is still hot.

Of course you could also opt to get a grilling fork, a smoke box, or a grill thermometer, but more often than not, you’ll be just fine with the accessories we mentioned above.

Looking for the Best Place to Purchase a Propane Tank?

At Mighty Flame, our goal is to provide our customers with high quality propane tanks that make their grilling experience a dream. After all, doesn’t it take away from the experience when you’re working with a dirty grill and some utensils from the kitchen (that really weren’t designed to be used in outdoor grilling anyway)?

Whether you’ve been grilling for days or for decades, when you buy Mighty Flame propane tank, you can rest assured that you’re getting a high quality product adheres to the strictest safety regulations in the United States. We strive to put out a product that’s better than anything else on the market because we want your barbecues to be a success.

So go ahead and buy a propane tank, grab a few accessories, and invite some good friends over for a carefree day around the grill!