Saturday, 17 Nov 2018

Cleaning and Maintenance of Propane Gas Grills

Spending a little time for maintaining your propane gas grill will keep it in good working condition for long.

This is not only the case with propane grills, all other home appliances, be it an oven, refrigerator or coffee machine, maintenance is very important.

When it comes to maintaining propane gas grill, cleaning plays a very important role.

Your propane gas grill has to be well maintained and protected.

The maintenance program can be divided into three cycles.

  1. Every Time

Each time you turn on your grill, you have to preheat it. Your gas grill will be cleaned and disinfected by this process. The cooking grates have to be brushed to remove residue and give yourself a clean cooking surface. After you remove the last food, turn up the heat on your grill to maximum. All the drippings and grease in your grill will be burned off by this. As soon as your grill cools, cover it. This will protect your grill.

  1. Every 10 Cookouts

The cooking grates have to be removed and both sides have to be cleaned. Clean off those metal things above the burners and below the grates while the grates are out of the grill. The inside of the grill has to be brushed out into the drip pan below. The grease drip pan has to be cleaned out or replaced. Now, everything has to be put back and the grill has to be fired up. Let it heat up for about 10 minutes or until there is no smoke coming out of the grill.

  1. Once a Year

This process is good for those who plan to pack away their grill for winter. Such people should do this at the end of the season. This has to to be done at least once in a year if you grill year-round. Those people who grill more than once in a week, has to do this twice in a year. The cooking grates has to be removed and soaked in hot, soapy water. The same has to be done with barriers too. The interior of the grill has to be thoroughly brushed out. The greasy accumulation has to be left as a protective layer on the metal. If all the things are out of the way, you can fire up the grill just long enough to look at how the flame is coming from the burners.

You have to clean out the burners if the flames are uneven. Remove the affected burners from the grill to do this. Use a pipe cleaner or small wire to push through the ports. Now, the burners has to be tapped gently on the ground with open end down to displace any debris from inside the burner. You can replace the burners and fire it up again after cleaning it out. Continue this if the flame is still uneven. The grease drip pan has to be cleaned out or replaced. Close up the grill and give the exterior a wash while the grates and barrier are soaking.

The grates and the barriers have to be washed off and put your grill back together. The grill should be fired up and allow it to heat up and dry all the internal parts. Close and disconnect the gas supply when you are packing your grill away for the season. The propane tank has to be removed from the grill and placed in a safe, ventilated area. The grill has to be covered  and put it in a sheltered location.