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- bbq, Grilling Season, Maintenance, Tips
The best time of year is almost here—grilling season! Canadians love a good BBQ and during the spring and summer, many people can be found in backyards enjoying the taste of a freshly grilled dinner. While we wait for nice weather to arrive, you can get your BBQ ready by giving it a deep clean and inspecting it for any damage.
Clean it up!
Hopefully you removed any remaining food from your grill before storing it for the winter. If you didn’t—you’ll have to spend some extra time scrubbing off food remnants with mild soap and warm water. Once any stubborn food is removed, all the BBQ needs is a quick clean outside and inside to remove any dust or debris that accumulated during the winter.
Never use oven cleaner on your bbq—it could cause damage from its corrosive properties.
Check and Inspect
It’s important to check that there was no damage done to your barbeque over the winter and to inspect all important components. Sometimes insects or rodents may take up residence in your barbeque or cracks in a gas hose can develop from a shift in temperature. Make sure to look over the whole grill—from top to bottom—and repair or replace any part that is damaged.
Stock up for the Season
After cleaning and checking the grill, it’s time to stock up on all the accessories you’ll need for a successful grilling season. Everything from a grill brush and tongs, to ensuring you have a full propane tank. Other useful accessories include a meat thermometer and grill mitt.
Sometimes, when you pull out the grill after a long winter, you realize that it’s in worse shape than you remember. If you’re looking to upgrade your barbeque for the upcoming grilling season—stop by Harding The Fireplace. We carry gas grills, built-in grills, charcoal and portable grills in addition to kamado smokers and a wide variety of grilling accessories.
At Harding The Fireplace, we have over 4,500 square feet of retail showroom space devoted to fireplaces and BBQs.