Spring Cleaning Quick Tips

Spring Cleaning Your Grill

Most of Burn Pit BBQ Nation grill and barbecue year round. Now, we know some might take the winter off, especially if you live in cold weather states. With warmer temperatures right around the corner, it might make sense to bust the grill out and get it ready. If you’ve been grilling all winter long like us, then it’s still probably a good time to get a spring cleaning in. 

Follow these basic steps to get ready for those warm weather cooks!


Charcoal Grill


When the grill is cool, brush or scrape off built-up carbon on the underside

of the lid.


Brush the cooking and charcoal grates to remove the leftover debris from

your last grilling session.


Use a scraper to chip away any hard-to-remove debris on the inside of the

bowl. Push ashes and debris into the ash catcher.


Make sure to empty the ash catcher - ashes left sitting in the ash catcher

can promote corrosion.


Gas Grill


When the grill is cool, brush or scrape off built-up carbon on the underside of the lid. Then, brush the cooking grates to remove leftover debris from your last grilling session. 


Brush or scrape the bars until they are free of debris. 3 


Using a clean brush, clear the burner tube ports (B) of rust and debris by brushing across them, not down the length of the burner. Clean burners 1-2 times a year. 


Use a scraper to chip away any built-up debris along the sides and bottom of the cookbox. Push all the debris into the slide-out grease tray. 


Scrape any debris in the slide-out grease tray into the drip pan. Replace the drip pan after wiping out the catch pan. Periodically check and clean the grease tray before grilling.


Be sure to inspect all hoses for cracks or abrasions, and leak check all gas connections, including LP tanks, using a soapy water solution. To leak check, dab a mixture of dish soap and water on all connections. With the control knobs off, turn on the gas. If bubbles form, there is a leak. DO NOT USE THE GRILL! Contact your manufacturer for replacements.

 

Need some more tips?  We found this great video that explains the basics pretty well: 


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