Get a Head Start on Fall Gas Grill Maintenance
Although it might be hard to imagine now, the cold Ottawa weather is on the way. That doesn’t mean you have to put the grill away, but you can get a head start on some fall and winter grill maintenance so when the cold snap comes, you’ll be prepared.
Clean Your Grill: Before storing your grill, you’ll want to ensure it’s clean and ready to go for next season. While we still have some nice days left, take the time to remove and thoroughly clean all the grill components. Also, make sure to empty the grease tray and use a bucket of soapy water and a rag to clean the inner and outer surfaces of the grill.
Season Grids: After cleaning the grill, it’s important to re-season the grids. This process helps protect against rust and can also enhance the flavour of foods. After the grids are clean and dry, preheat the grids and apply a layer of cooking oil. Continue heating until the oil has burned off and repeat if necessary.
Inspect Components: The best time to find out that you need to replace or upgrade parts is before the grill stops working. Right now is the perfect time to inspect the grill for any signs of premature wear and check that all the hoses are in good condition. If you spot a problem, there’s still plenty of time to order new parts and get it repaired before the cold weather.
Cover Grill: Keep your gas grill in top shape season after season with a cover. Invest in a well-made cover and it will help protect your grill from the elements that can cause damage and significantly accelerate wear and tear. Remember, with autumn just around the corner, leaves are going to start falling and a cover can help protect against a build-up of debris.
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