Spring is here, which means backyard barbecues are right around the corner! Everyone gets excited at the thought of tasty grilled entrees, but before you fire up the grill, you need to make sure its in working order. Check out the following tips to ensure you can safely and effectively fire up your gas grill, charcoal grill, or smoker.

Fix any leaks. This can be done when changing or disconnecting an LP tank and can be done with soapy water: check to see if any bubbles form when the control knobs are off and the tank is turned on. If you see bubbles, this means gas is escaping and you should NOT use the grill.

Clean the burner tubes. Brush away the oxidation and debris from the portholes with a clean stainless steel brush. Avoid brushing lengthwise since this can push material into the holes, potentially causing a back flash fire.

De-grease the cookbox. When excess grease collects on the sides of the cookbox, eventually this can cause a fire. Scrape away the grease, pushing it into the bottom of the grease tray.

De-grease the bottom tray. Keep scraping and get that excess grease into the catch pan. Never forget that grease is flammable.

Empty the catch pan. Toss away the aluminum catch pan liner and replace it with a new one.

(For those with a charcoal grill) Remove the ashes. Empty out all the ashes and unburnt charcoal from the bowl and ash catcher. The helps your charcoal burn easier and prevents burning ash from getting outside of the grill.


It is also important to check your brush for loose bristles as these can end up in your grill. Purchasing a new stainless steel brush prior to grilling season is a good idea.

If your Wolf grill or oven needs to be serviced, just call the specialists at Wilshire Refrigeration & Appliance. We are factory-certified and are highly regarded by our past clients. We serve people all over Southern California and we would be happy to help maintain the life of your appliances.


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