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Outdoor Gas Grill Covers and Other Winter Preventative Grill Maintenance

Let’s start with some good news. The first official day of the fall season may arrive this week, but grilling season is far from over! You can still enjoy grilling deep into autumn. With that being said, it’s important to understand that your grill needs to be winterized before the first freeze. Keep an eye on the forecast and take advantage of these winterizing tips to ensure your grill is ready to rock and roll at the first hint of spring.

Start With Some Heat – The easiest way to ruin the value of your grill is to leave residue on your grill and throw on your outdoor gas grill covers for the season. You’re going to open up your grill in the spring and it’s going to be covered in filth. This will not only lead to an extensive cleaning, it could lead to lesser taste in future uses. Instead of waking up to a headache, turn your grill to high heat and close the lid for 15-20 minutes. This will eliminate the residue left on the grill.

Grill Grate Cleaning – Just as you wouldn’t want to skimp on your outdoor gas grill cover, you shouldn’t skimp on a great grill brush. Utilizing a wire brush and scraping the surface while the grill is hot is best. Afterwards, let your grill get cool and break out the soapy water. You can take off the grill grates and scrub thoroughly. Afterwards, rinse with hot water and put your grill grates back on.

Soap for the Outside – Leave out the soapy water from the grill grates and wipe down the outside of your grill with a rag. Also, open up the lid and make sure both sides get wiped down. Avoid using anything other than a rag unless you absolutely have to. Certain scrubbing devices can do damage to the exterior.

Have the Right Outdoor Gas Grill Cover – We offer grill covers that are tailored to match your grill. This is important. A proper fitting grill cover can ensure that dirt and debris don’t seep into your grill. If at all possible, after applying your grill cover, roll your grill into a covered location. A garage would be great, but a carport or something similar will do just fine.

A little preventative maintenance can go a long way. It can extend the life of your grill and maximize the flavor you get out of your grill for years to come.

It’s Grilling Season: Don’t Forget the Importance of Grill Maintenance

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Whether you and your family love traditional summer favorites like hot dogs and burgers or you like to make the grill your official summer cooking destination for everything from chicken and kabobs to pizza pies, there’s nothing like a meal fresh off the grill. We want to ensure that you get to enjoy these meals summer after summer and it’s why we offer outdoor grill covers to protect your grill from the elements, but it’s also why the theme of this post is grill maintenance. There are things you can be doing after every meal to ensure that your grill can be relied upon for delicious meals day in and day out.

There’s a lot of strain put on your grill during the summer months and maintenance is a must. Without it, you run the risk of lower temperatures, increased sticking of food to the grates and uneven heat. As soon as you take off your outdoor grill cover, every meal should begin with some high heat. Turn your grill on high heat and close it. Allow for 10-15 minutes of burning to turn any leftover residue from your last meal to ash. A high quality stainless steel brush should then be used to wipe away debris and provide a clean grilling surface that will help ensure what you put on the grill is all that you eat and all that you taste.

It’s a good idea to clean your cook box at least once per month. Obviously, this should be done when the grill is completely cool. Remove cooking grates and any bars. Use your grill brush to find all grease and debris in the area that’s been left over from previous cooking sessions and move them to the bottom tray. It’s then simple enough to discard and have your grill in tiptop shape.

Beyond the interior of your grill, don’t forget to acknowledge the cleanliness of the exterior. In particular, wipe down the side tables regularly. This is not only key  to maintaining a proper appearance, but it’s also a great way to keep your family safe through sanitation as side items will be placed on those side tables regularly. Microfiber towels are the best tool for this job, but you can use paper towels as well. Keep one of outdoor grill covers on when the grill isn’t in use and your grill will look as great as the food you are making tastes.