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Summer is right around the corner. Maintain your barbecue grill so you can have safe and fun summer cookouts with help from this post by Daniel's DKI in Palm Desert. 

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How to Maintain Your Barbecue Grill Properly

Learn to Take Care of It

Your barbecue grill is a tool you use to have a good time outside with friends and family over some delicious food during the hot summer days. Still, if you don't know how to take care of it, your grill can go from a fun tool to an instrument of terror. Read your owner's manual thoroughly to learn specific tips and tricks that can help you maintain your grill as safely as possible (especially now that it's been in disuse for a long time).

Always Be Maintaining It

Yes, it's true that your grill's maintenance is more imperative now that it's been in storage for a long time. Still, your grill's upkeep should be a constant that's taken care of after each time you use the grill. To keep it in good shape for longer, you should use a napkin to wipe away excess grease and food residue (wait until it's cooled down). Likewise, cover it when it's not in use, and always pay attention for signs of gas leaks.

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Get Ready for the Maintenance Job

Of course, you want to be able to enjoy your barbecue grill, which is why you probably want to get this maintenance job over with fast. For that reason, you should get properly ready for it. For one, you need to change into clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Then, before you begin, be sure to turn the gas valve that supplies the grill off to avoid a fiery mishap. Lastly, grab a grill brush, a piece of cloth, a sponge, water, and dishwashing soap.

Start With the Grates

The grates in your grill are probably the nastiest, because they're in constant contact with food and food grease. They probably have all sorts of disgusting stuff stuck to them. To make them squeaky clean once more, you will need to scrub them hard with the metal scraper that comes at the end of the grill brush. If possible, take the grates off, so you can clean them on both sides easily.

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Clean the Burner Protectors and Ceramic Briquettes

As you can probably tell if you read your owner's manual, your grill has some components right under the grates (depending on the grill's model). These are known as the burner protectors and the ceramic briquettes. Since they are right beneath the grates, food may fall through the cracks and end up all over them. To clean them off, use the sponge and a mixture of water and dishwashing soap.

Work on the Burners

As you can guess, the burners are a key component in your grill, since they are the ones that provide the heat. This means that, without them, all of your food would be raw, which is not great. Still, as you can also guess, they can also get dirty after some time and use. Wash them thoroughly with water and soap. While you do, notice the gas ports and unclog them if needed. Before you begin cleaning them, ensure there isn't any danger of them turning on while you're on them.

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Wash the Trays

The purpose of the trays in your grill is to catch whatever food makes its way through the slats. They are literally meant to get get dirty, which is why you need to do a good job at getting all of the gunk in them off. To that end, you will have to use the grill brush to scrub them hard to eliminate the carbon flakes and good residue. After you're done, go over them with a sponge, water, and dishwashing soap.

Re-Assemble It

After this cleaning job, you probably have all of your grill's components all over the place. Put everything back correctly so you can enjoy it this summer. Take a look at the manual once more to ensure you're doing it the right way.

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