If you’ve been storing your grill away during the winter months, it’s important to give it a good cleaning and inspection before firing it up for the summer.
Time needed: 2 hours
Here are some steps to take to prep your grill for the summer:
- Clean the grill grate
Start by cleaning the grill grates. Use a wire brush or grill scraper to remove any debris or rust from the grates. Then, wash them with soap and water and rinse them thoroughly.
- Check the burners
Check the burners for any signs of damage or rust. If you notice any issues, replace the burners before using the grill.
- Inspect the hoses
Check the hoses for any cracks or leaks. If you notice any issues, replace the hoses before using the grill.
- Check the fuel source
If your grill uses propane, check the tank for any signs of damage or rust. If you notice any issues, replace the tank before using the grill.
- Check the ignition system
Check the ignition system to make sure it’s working properly. If the ignition system is not working, replace it before using the grill.
- Lubricate moving parts
Lubricate any moving parts, such as the hinges and wheels, with a food-grade lubricant to ensure they operate smoothly.
- Test the grill
Finally, test the grill by firing it up and letting it heat up for 10-15 minutes. This will burn off any remaining debris and help you ensure that everything is working properly.
By following these steps, you can ensure that your grill is ready to go for the summer season. Once your grill is prepped and ready, you can start planning all of the delicious meals you’ll be cooking up on the grill this summer!