Summertime Grill Maintenance and Care
Posted: July 20, 2021
As we approach the halfway mark for summer in Massachusetts, it’s probably safe to say that your grill has been working hard all season. In order to keep it working safely and properly, we recommend that you give it a good cleaning and periodically check for gas leaks.
Clean Your Grill Following These Nine Steps.
- Using warm, soapy water on a sponge, give your grill a full wipe-down.
- Use a rag to dry it off.
- Spray some glass cleaner on a terry cloth and use that to clear any grease or stains on the exterior of the grill.
- Take the grates and flavorizer bars out of the grill. Clean up any residue you see, which is probably caked on from grease.
- Clean the grills and bars, following the direction of the grain, with a stainless steel brush. (We recommend that you replace your grill brush each season.)
- When you wipe down the grill, use terry cloth, which is softer than paper towels and won’t scratch.
- Remove any stubborn debris using a one-to-one solution of water and vinegar.
- Check the holes in your burner tubes for spiders and other crawly creatures. Then clean them out. Use your grill brush, going in the opposite direction of the holes, which may run horizontally or vertically.
- Return the flavorizer bars and grates back to the grill. Turn the grill on high to remove any remaining debris.
Now It’s Time To Make Sure You Don’t Have a Gas Leak.
- Go back to the soapy water you used a little while ago. Wipe it over the hoses, valves and regulators. Are bubbles forming? If so, you have a leak.
- Now turn the grill on. Make a note of whether any additional bubbles form.
- If they do, tighten the hoses. If this is not successful for you, then you may need a new propane tank or replacement hoses.
- If you’re not sure what to do, let us know!
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