Written on: October 24, 2016
Grilling is an extremely popular way of cooking meats, vegetables, and many other things. Americans are crazy over grilling. They’re so crazy about grilling that many of them grill all year round. When you grill your food, it’s a lot healthier because it contains less water, oils, and butter. It is definitely a much healthier option and there is hardly any limit to the types of food you can grill. That means having a good gas grill available will lead to more cookouts and good times. This article covers what you need to know to keep your grill safe in the winter even if you like you like to grill all year round.
To get your grill ready for winter the first thing to do is to clean it. All the grease and char should be removed both inside and out. You need to remove the grates and the metal heat deflectors (sometimes Lava Rocks) and clean the inside thoroughly. You should use a gently but effective grill cleaning solution. Using abrasive cleaners can cause the paint to change.
If you use your barbecue grill often then things will eventually need repaired or replaced. It’s just part of the normal wear-and-tear that comes from frequent use. When you are preparing your grill for the upcoming winter months, it’s a good time to go ahead and make those repairs or replacements. That way when it’s time to break out your grill again it will be ready to go without having to go get parts. You can drag it out of storage and get to cooking immediately.
When it’s time to retire your grill for the winter you need to make sure you have a good grill cover. The grill cover will keep the elements from affecting your grill in an adverse manner. Grill covers are a great investment because they ensure that your grill be just as it was when you stored it before cold weather set in. It’s much more ‘cost effective’ to invest in a grill cover than to have to buy a whole new grill. If you already have a grill cover be sure to check it for holes and tears that might compromise the function of your grill.
When you put your grill up for the winter make sure it’s in a cool, dry place. Properly storing your grill is crucial to it lasting through the winter months. Rust is a problem that can be avoided with a good grill cover.
If you have a storage building or garage with enough space to store your grill then you’re in business. Some people like to cover them and simply set them over in the corner of the patio to sit out the winter. This is not a good idea. The less your grill is exposed to the elements the better. Put them somewhere inside if at all possible. If you like to grill throughout the winter, then it is still best not to keep your grill outside. You can keep it properly stored but make it accessible for your winter grilling moments. This will help preserve your grill.
If you follow the tips above you’ll be able to protect your gas grill from the harsh winter weather. Some people like grilling out all year long. They still need to take the proper precautions to keep their grills from deteriorating. Regular maintenance, especially after a grilling session, is a must-do. Always protect it from the snow and the rain during the cold winter months.
Owning a gas grill is a wonderful thing. It’s good for inviting friends and family to enjoy some great-tasting food while sharing a beautiful day outside. Take care of your grill and the good times will just keep rolling.
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