Here are some tips for grill maintenance:
- Your cooking grids can be easily cleaned by covering them with a layer of aluminum foil
and heating the grill on high for 10 to 15 minutes. The baked on food will turn to a fine
white powder which can be easily brushed away.
- To minimize "flare-ups" change your lava rock once a season or when saturated
with barbecue drippings. You can also switch to using ceramic or porcelain briquettes
which are less porous and can be baked clean by turning them over and heating.
- To cook chicken and pork or for other slow cooking, turn one side of the grill on low
and cook the barbecue on opposite side of warm rack for an indirect method of cooking.
- When opening your propane tank valve, open only one turn so that you can turn it off in
a hurry if you need to. There is no advantage to opening the tank valve all the way open.
- To help discourage squirrels and other critters from chewing and damaging the gas supply
hose from your tank in their search for barbecue drippings, occassionally wipe the hose
down with an ammonia and water cleaner.
- You can help protect your grill body from the weather and minimize white spots and oxidation
by coating the outside of the grill with a light coating of vegetable oil applied with
a paper towel while cool.
- Spritzing ribs, chicken or other slow cooking barbecue with apple juice will keep the
barbecue moist without changing the flavor.
- To add some smoky flavoring to your gas grillin', try soaking hickory or mesquite chips
in water and wrapping the moist chips in aluminum foil like an ear of corn. Poke a few
holes in the foil and place directly on the lava rock or ceramic briquettes.
NOTE: The information provided is not intended to take the place
of the owners manual that was supplied with your grill. Specific safety, repair and maintenance
information varies between grill models and brands.
Always refer to your owners manual first.
Tips courtesy of: www.grillparts.com