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Don’t Hide Behind Your Grill Covers, Get Out There and Tailgate!

The best grillers know that grilling season doesn’t end on Labor Day. Tailgating season truly hits its peak with football season and there are plenty of reasons to take off the grill covers and hit the parking lot. For those who haven’t tailgated before – or at least haven’t hosted before – the proposition of grilling can be a bit overwhelming. This is especially true when you consider each and every year Americans at games across the counry are stepping up their game. We want to make sure everyone takes advantage of every opportunity to grill. Today, we will take a look at the essential equipment to own that will give anyone the confidence to tackle the tailgating challenge.

Folding Table – When purchasing a folding table for your tailgate, it’s important to keep durability and convenience in mind. Depending on the vehicle you are bringing to the game, space will be at a premium. Be on the lookout for a folding table that has strong reviews for it’s ability to be transported easily and withstand a fair amount of weight. You will want your main cooking station to be your new folding table.

Cooler – Having a cooler you can trust to keep things cold on gameday isn’t just important because of the beverages. When you’re transporting your food, you need to know that it’s remaining at the proper temperature. A reliable cooler can make all the difference. There are plenty of reliable coolers on the market that can promise temperature control for days at a time.

Grill and Grill Covers – There’s a great selection of portable charcoal grills that can be brought to any stadium in the country. We recommend charcoal grills for tailgates as most stadiums now have special trash cans available specifically for charcoal ashes. This helps keep you and your tailgating party safe on game day.

Grill Tool Carrying Case – Whether you have all the tools you need or want a separate set for the tailgate, you have options for grilling cookout kits. Most tailgates require a couple of skewers, a fork, a spatula, a pair of tongs and a brush.  Your carrying case can be laid out on your folding table and kept sanitary for a hassle free cooking experience.

Once you have all of the essentials, there’s only one more step to follow. Select your grilling cuisine and get to work! Whether you take off your grill covers to make burgers and dogs or elevate the tailgate with steaks and gumbos, the options are limitless on gameday.  Happy grilling!


Three Tips for Getting More Life Out of Your Grill

We’re getting closer to the summer months, which means it’s grilling season.  One of the biggest mistakes you can make is not putting in the time to keep your gas grill cleaned and well-maintained. You will not only have to make repairs or replace the grill sooner; your food will suffer too. Luckily, it is not very difficult to keep up with grill maintenance, and most tasks will only require a few minutes of your time. Here are several things we would like you to do to get more life out of your grill:

Check Your Grill for Any Leaks: This is one of a few safety tasks you should do before you operate a grill. You’re literally playing with fire so it’s best to heed on the side of caution at all times. First and foremost, you should always make sure that your gas cylinder is not over-filled. Propane expands so, by law, you can only have a cylinder filled up to eighty percent. Second, check your hoses for any leaks using a soap and water solution. It’s never a good idea to use a flame. If you notice any leaks, replace them immediately before use. Also, be sure to place the in a well-ventilated, open spot.

Clean Your Grill’s Grates, Lid, and Exterior: You’re dealing with grease here so your grill is bound to get dirty. Before you start cooking, be sure to pre-heat the grill to remove any leftover debris on the grates with a bristle brush. You can clean the grate more deeply once the grill is turned off and cool, using regular dish soap. It’s recommended that you remove the grill tray after using it to remove the excess grease. You should also clean the lid and outside of your grill with a non-toxic, non-abrasive cleaner at least once every few weeks to ensure it keeps its shine.

Use a Grill Cover: Let’s say you purchased a really expensive grill; would you then allow it to withstand the elements on its own? That wouldn’t be a good idea. We highly recommend you check out island grill covers so you can make sure your grill isn’t exposed to rain, dirt, and other things that will cause your grill to rust or become damaged any other way. At Creative Covers, we provide grill owners with customized island grill covers sewn specifically to your grill’s dimensions. Call us today at (800) 970-0901 to order your custom grill cover.