By using eco-friendly grill cleaners and nylon scouring pads. They will remove the old food particles and eliminate rust compared to steel wool and brushes. We sell a non-toxic hypoalergenic citrus based cleaner that works very well called CitruSafe by Bryson along with a wide variety of brushes and scrubbers that would work ideally for any grill.
Use proper caution by first turning off all the gas knobs and supply lines before attempting to clean your grill. Then take an abrassive wire brush and brush along the port hole openings in the burners to clear any rush or grease that may have accumulated to block the gas flow of these burners. Doing this once a year will keep your burners heating evenly and help them last as long as possible. It is also occasionally necessary to clean out the inside of the burners when blockage occurs such as spider webs, although this is less common occurance.
First attach the tank to the grill by connecting the regulator. Make sure the grill is in the off position, including any side burner or auxiliary burner, and then open the tank appoximately one turn. Next open the valve (knob) of the grill to which an ignitor is attached and within 1-3 seconds hit your ignitor switch. If the grill does not ignite in more than five seconds turn the BBQ knobs to the off position and wait 30 seconds before trying again. If after several trys it still has not igniting, try the same process using a gas match instead of the BBQ ignition button. If it lights from here troubleshoot and inspect your BBQ ignition. If it still does not light you may have a greater gas flow problem and you should see our video about gettting the grill to light when it is "slugging".
Do I need to pre-heat my grill before cooking food?
Yes, pre-heating your grill 10 to 15 minutes before grilling meats, poultry and fish, will help cook your food properly and faster. Having a heated surface when you first put food on the grill will also help prevent food from sticking to any grill surface, along with making sure that food is properly cooked before "flipping" it. Always have a thermometer close by to check your foods temperature for more accurate cooking.
Can I leave my grill outside during the winter?
Absolutely your grill can withstand the winter and we encourage you to use it all winter, too. Grilled food has a taste that can't be duplicated inside the house and there's nothing wrong with shoveling a path through the snow to the grill when necessary. And don't forget that we sell a variety of grill covers if you do not already own one.
Propane tanks can by refilled for up to 12 years from the stamped manufacture date on the collar of the tank before needing a requalification. The typical visual inspection requalification that we perform allows for the tank to be filled for another five years from our marked inspection date if it passes. There are no limits to how many times a tank can be requalified. So in theory this tank can last forever as long as it is safe. Remember though, tanks must be stored outdoors at all times and in all weathers. They are made to be outside and are safe outside even in rain and snow, but it is not safe to bring them inside because if gas escapes from the tank and builds in an enclosed area to the propper atmospheric percentage.