If you are just now dusting off your outdoor grill, getting ready for another season of grilling fun…
We recommend performing the following tasks to ensure your grill (and you) operate properly, and so you can have a worry-free grilling time! So many people think that you can just “fire up” a stagnant grill that has been sitting in the elements all winter, but going through these checkpoints FIRST, is extremely recommended before your first “grill of the season”.
Clean the burner and tubes.
Make sure the propane tank is turned off. Remove the briquettes (if any) and cooking grates, and carefully detach the gas tubes and burner. Clean the tubes with warm, soapy water and towel dry. Wipe the burner clean with a damp cloth. Towel dry the gas ports on the burner, then clean out each one with a toothpick.
Wash the grill:
First, cover the gas valves with aluminum foil to protect the connections from corrosion. Wash the grill’s interior and exterior surfaces with a long-handled stiff-wire grill brush and warm, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and towel dry, then reattach the gas tubes and burners. There are other effective and sanitation methods we recommend and can do for you… but at least do the above.
Burn off the grease:
During the grill season, briquettes transfer heat to the cooking grates, leaving them coated with grease. Before firing up your grill for the season’s inaugural cookout, flip over the briquettes, close the lid, and heat the grill on high for 15 minutes.
Clean the cooking grates:
Cool the grill after burning off the grease. Remove the briquettes and cooking grates and scrub the grates with a long-handled stiff-wire grill brush and warm, soapy water. Towel dry, then replace, along with the briquettes. Also, ask us about the MOST effective way to clean these, contact us here for more details.
Stock fuel levels:
Check and replenish your propane or natural gas supply as necessary. Corroding and rusted tanks should be recycled and not kept around, as they could be dangerous; return your tank to a propane supplier or check local listings for tank recycling companies.
If you have questions or would prefer, Texas Grill Masters has a professional grill cleaning master to handle these tedious tasks for you. This is the meticulous way we clean each and every one of our customer’s grills. Simply give us a call at 817-946-8206 to schedule an appointment today!