How To Take Great Care Of Your Gas Barbecue Grill

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Gas barbecue grills are cleaner and easier to use than charcoal grills. They let you adjust the temperature with a dial, and they're powered by propane or natural gas, which are clean-burning fuels. However, if you want your gas barbecue grill to keep serving you over the years, then you do need to take care of it. Here are some tips and tricks to help you do a better job of that.

1. Don't brush too much sauce on your foods while they are still on the grill

You often see this on TV: cooks brush layer after layer of sticky, gooey sauce over chicken or ribs as the food sits on the barbecue. The results might be tasty, but this procedure also makes a huge mess. The sauce drips down onto your grill burners, burns on your racks, and just may even get on your grill's lid. Once it's heated and scorched, the sauce can be really tough to clean up.

So, if you want your grill to last, it's best not to overuse the sauce. You can apply a light layer while the food is still on the grill, but don't apply so much that the sauce drips off. Save the final, thicker layer of sauce for after the food is pulled off the grill.

2. Clean the grill's racks after every use

Cleaning barbecue grill racks after using them is a bit of a pain because you have to wait for the grill to cool off before doing so. The good news is that gas grills cool off faster than charcoal grills since you can turn the gas off as soon as you're done grilling. The rack should be cool enough to touch within about 20 minutes. Then, you can scrub it clean, using either a wire brush or a metal scraper. Don't wait to clean the rack until the next time you use the grill. By this point, the food residue will already be really stuck on.

3. Clean the burners once a year

Once a year, or maybe twice a year if you grill often, take the racks out of your grill, and take the covers off your burners. Clean the burner cover using a heavy-duty oven cleaner. Then, wipe the burners down with some soapy water, and follow that up with a water-only wipe. Doing this often keeps the grill from building up too much residue.

If you take good care of your gas barbecue grill, it will keep feeding you well. Contact a local gas barbecue installation company, like Thompson's Gas Inc., to learn more.


28 June 2021

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