Summer means spending more time outdoors with your family, friends, and neighbors, and most of the time, this involves eating. Whether you’re only grilling for your family or for your whole neighborhood, is your grill ready for all the summer festivities?
Fire It Up & Clean It Up
It’s time to fire up the grill. Test out your grill by lighting it, and see if it maintains a desired temperature for a few minutes to make sure it’s working properly. The worst thing is the temperature control on your grill stops working. Instead of a tasty meal, you will only get a blackened brick for dinner. Always light your grill before the big day to make sure it’s ready to go. This is especially important if your grill is new.
Even if you did clean your grill after each use, there’s no harm in being thorough when it comes to your grill. Follow the User Guide instructions by cleaning your grill’s interior and exterior with appropriate tools and grease-fighting dish soap. Cast iron or metal grates can be re-seasoned with some oil to protect them from rust, and it also helps them to work better when grilling. Don’t forget to clean the outside of the grill too!
Check the Gas & Check the Heat
Always make sure you have enough propane on hand. You don’t want to stop being the grill master and run to the store to get a new tank. When checking the tank, you should always check for leaks. Use soap and water to check for leaks in the line and valves from the tank to the grill.
Many homeowners are not ready when they switch from a charcoal grill to a gas grill, as they don’t realize how different gas is from charcoal. Gas grills heats up way faster and gets much hotter, and this results in unevenly cooked meats. You can figure out your grill’s heat pattern with a little preparation. Cover the cooking surface in bread slices and cook on high heat for a few minutes. Shut the burners off and then flip over every slice. You’ll easily be able to tell where the heat is concentrated, and this help you to determine where to cook what on your grate. It can take a little time to figure out your new grill, but you will find out soon that it is worth it if you love summer grilling.
Your gas grill need professional services too. When you need to schedule a service appointment, look no further than the professionals at Chesapeake Chimney & Co. We are certified chimney sweeps with certification from National Fire Protection Association and have been helping our neighbors for over twenty years. Call us at 410-535-0052 or request an appointment online.