Gas grill care
Posted on March 15, 2017
It is important to take care of your grill if you want it to serve you well. Most of the time, we tend to remember out grill only when we want to grill our food. This is a very poor practice because the grill needs to be protected even when it is not in use. Exposing your grill to harsh weather and forgetting about cleaning the grill can expose it to damage. You need to determine the right replacement parts like new burner tubes for your grill in case any part of your grill needs to be repaired.
How do you know your gas grill needs care?
If you don’t take care of your grill, you will start seeing signs of poor maintenance. There are some signs that will tell you that you need to clean and take care of your grill.
- Low temperatures – your grill should be able to give you the right temperatures to cook and grill your food. If you suddenly notice that your grill is no longer producing the usually recommended temperatures, then it is time to clean your grill and identify the problem.
- Uneven distribution of heat – in cases where everything is fine with your grill, the heat should be evenly distributed. In a scenario where you realize that there is uneven heat distribution, then there are chances that your grill might be dirty or some parts need replacement.
Taking care of your gas grill
Cleaning the exterior
Most of the grills are made using a stainless steel material. It is important to properly clean the exterior to get that shiny look from the stainless steel. For stainless steel exterior grills, you can use a microfiber towel and wipe all the steel areas of the grill well. For the porcelain areas, it is always advisable to use paper towels together with a glass cleaner.
Cleaning the cook box
Cleaning the exterior is not usually a problem to many people. The trouble usually comes in cleaning the inner cook box. However, if you master the cleaning art, it becomes easier for you. The first step is to remove the entire cook box so that it can give you a proper view while cleaning. You can use a stainless steel brush to clean all parts of like the cooking grates and flavorizer bars.
Burning food residue
Burning food residue is also an interesting method of cleaning your grill. By turning your grill to high temperatures for at least 15 minutes, all the food residue turns to ash making it easy to clean your grill.