Are you expecting your gas grill to perform perfect when it bears all the outside cold, heat, rain and sun rays?
There is a lot that your gas grill is bearing and if you are giving it no care then this could be the reason that your gas grill would offer you an unreliable and inefficient performance.
Like all other appliances and machines, your gas grill even needs you to spend a little amount of time for maintenance of grill that would keep it performing well! A little care and maintenance would keep your investment of purchasing a gas grill safe. Here is how you can do that.
For all those who are frequent gas grill users, you can do this maintenance twice a year and for others who do not grill that frequently can do it once a year.
Packing Away Grill
If you are no more in mood of grilling for the season or are going out somewhere for a longer period of time, you must pack away your grill properly. In order to get this done, close and disconnect the supply of gas. Remove the tank of propane and keep it in a safe ventilated place. Cover the grill and place it in a sheltered place to avoid getting it damaged from any heavy snow or rainfall in your absence.
Tips for Maintenance
Apart from the above mentioned the tips given below are also crucial in order to keep your gas grill in a good shape.
- Since mostly gas grills are placed outdoors, you must always keep it covered. You can get grill covers of different shapes and sizes to suit your needs and they are easily available in market.
- If you have placed your gas grill on a pavement, out a grill math or a tarp underneath it to capture all the grease, food and debris.
- Follow manufacturer’s instructions and replace grill parts when required. Keep warranty information save that is found in purchase book. Some manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty for some parts.
- After 5-10 uses, clean your grill thoroughly.
- Clean the venturies (tubes used to mix air and gas for burners). If the venturies are not working properly and have a small blockage, it can result in a fire hazard. Remove the burner and tube assembly and clean it with soap water solution. Take a wire brush for cleaning of holes. You can also use tooth pick or a paper clip. Let them dry and replace.
- Do not place gas grill in a garage, carport or any other place where it is flammable. Make sure you keep the grill at least 10 feet away from your house.
- Store LP containers in a secure place in a proper upright position. Never leave them in cars.
- In order to avoid hassle of running for fuel, make sure you have full tank and keep some backup just in case you find the need.
It is true that if you do not consider maintenance of your gas grill seriously and do not take good care of it, its performance would begin to diminish with time. Uneven heat, low temperature, food residue, poor cleaning and other such things may be some factors that are responsible for underperformance of your gas grill. A simple maintenance program should be set for effective functioning for grill which is a lot easier and cost-effective than replacing your grill.