How to Prep a Gas Grill for First Use
Read Your Owner’s Manual.First things first. Before doing anything, carefully read your owner’s manual. No two grills are alike. Follow the assembly instructions and all safety guidelines. If you’re new to grilling, the manual will familiarize you with all of the grill’s features. Don’t do anything the manual doesn’t recommend.
Conduct a Leak Test.Test your gas grill for leaks on a regular basis, especially when it’s been unused for a while. Leak tests ensure the connection to the propane tank or natural gas line is safe and that the hose is in good working order. If you discover a leak, determine the source of the leak and repair it before using your grill.
Prep Your Grates.Seasoning or oiling your grates prevents rust from forming and makes them easier to clean.
Clean and Maintain Your Grill.Proper maintenance and cleaning will keep your grill performing at its best for many years to come. Taking a little time to deep-clean your grill pays off in better tasting food too. Check your owner’s manual for step-by-step instructions and safety information.
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