Tips for Choosing and Maintaining a New BBQ

May 4th 2017
Tips for Choosing and Maintaining a New BBQ

  • - Always scoop off excess grease build-up from your BBQ cavity prior to cooking on it.
  • - Replace those lava-rock grease sponges with our high-density pyramid-shaped ceramic briquettes. These extend burner life and reduce flare-ups.
  • - Always pre-heat your BBQ for 8-12 minutes and brush off the charred remnants using a wooden-handled brass brush prior to applying your food.
  • - Use very warm water and good dish detergent to cut through grease with a firm nylon brush.
  • - Maintain your burner.
  • - Igniters and electrodes usually have a life-span of 2-5 years and are cheap and easy to replace.
  • - BBQ retailers have products to remove heat discoloration and restore stainless steel housings.
  • - Evaluate all your components before replacing the burner. If 2 or more components are deteriorated they may cost far more than the value of you BBQ.

So what should you look for in a BBQ designed to last?

  • - A minimum 10-year warranty backed by a shop offering licensed gas technicians and parts in stock. Some better grills even offer lifetime warranties on key features such as burners and housings.
  • - Cheap stainless is about as good as thick tinfoil. 304 grade stainless steel on the burner and heat distribution plates are essential.
  • - The cart of the grill must be able to withstand the elements. Ensure that the cart is galvanized or solid 304 stainless.
  • - A rear burner is one of the most important features found on today's BBQ.


Popular Natural Gas or Propane BBQ Brands: Napoleon, Ultrachef, Envirogrill & Weber.