Keeping that gas grill in good shape is, therefore, paramount to happy outdoor barbecues and family gatherings.
Here’s something we all know; outdoor gas grills don’t clean or take care of themselves. It takes determination and hard work on your part to keep them working well, meal after meal after meal.
Here are a few easy ways to keeping your gas grill in decent shape while minimizing your chances of fire as well.
Step 1: After cooking your favorite treat on the grill, keep it running a bit longer. In fact, turn it up a bit, and let all the bits of meat and drippings burn to a crisp so after everything cools you can scrape them off the grill grate. If you don’t do this, the next time you fire up the grill means you will be dealing with the remnants of the previous meal. That’s not very tasty.
Step 2: Look underneath… no matter the quality of your grill, if you have a storage area for pans, spatulas and the propane tank, because food drippings and debris can quickly create a problem. Clean out that storage area on a regular basis, keeping everything neat and ready for the next meal.
Step 3: Don’t ignore the exterior of the grill. By washing the outside of the grill with warm, soapy water, it keeps grime from building up on the grill.
Step 4: When the grill is not in use, keep everything covered up. Some feel that with warmer weather, they can leave the grill exposed to the earth’s elements. Hey, it’s meant to be outside, right? But by keeping the grill under a quality grill cover can add years of life to your trusty outdoor cooking companion.
These might seem like obvious tips to maintaining a great outdoor gas grill, but it takes a bit of time and effort to do them. If you want a good grill that lasts longer and decreases your chances of fire, but especially increases your chances of a delicious meal, then follow these steps.