Is your grill ready to reheat for the Spring Festival? As the Spring Festival is approaching, you may look forward to returning to the fields of barbecue, burgers, grilled vegetables, etc. However, before you plan too far, it is important to make sure that your grill is ready for cooking. There is nothing worse than planning to use your grill and then realizing it has failed. Don’t realize that your grill is not working the first time you grill.
Therefore, @Oven Jun is here today to talk about the maintenance of the stove. We will take a look at the steps you should take to make your grill immediately transition from hibernation to being ready for spring. To those who have barbecued all year round, we salute you! However, this blog post is mainly for those who store their grills during the winter. Continue reading this blog post for a guide on how to prepare barbecue grills for spring and summer:
Check your grill first
The first step in getting your grill ready for summer use is a thorough inspection. You will look at your grill from top to bottom so that you can spot any issues that require additional attention, such as parts that need to be cleaned, parts that need to be repaired, parts that need to be replaced, etc.
Fortunately, you don’t need any specific expertise, because at this time we are just looking for anything obvious. Rust, spider webs, debris clogging things that shouldn’t be there, holes or leaks, and so on. If you are unlucky, pests or plants may have taken your place when your grill is idle. For example, make sure that no animals store winter food in your grill.
It has happened before. In addition, check the integrity of the legs and wheels to ensure that there are no structural problems. You want to make sure that your grill is still in good condition and can survive the entire summer.
Clean the inside of the grill
Have you ever asked yourself, “How do I clean the grill at the beginning of the season?” This is the next step in barbecue preparation. You need to clean everything inside and outside the grill. You can remove any visible debris from the inside of the grill, starting from the inside. Next, pull out the heat deflectors of the grill to clean them. You can soak them in soapy water or spray them with a hose.
If you have not done so, empty and clean the oil pan before placing it in the cold months. And, if you use a charcoal grill, please continue to empty the remaining charcoal or ashes from the previous season.
Notes on cleaning the grill grill
You also want to start the season with a clean grate, so blow them at high heat and brush them off-don’t use a wire brush because you don’t want to risk leaving bristles on your food, but use a barbecue spatula. There are also alternatives to brass bristles. Barbecue shops such as HJMK provide a variety of styles of wooden spatulas and 2 sizes of safety brushes.
If this does not solve the problem, soaking them in vinegar and baking soda overnight may help. If you have managed to make them rusty or dirty to make it impossible to clean them, strongly consider replacing them for better heating and cleaner grill marks.
As long as you are buying HJMK Haiju barbecue grill, we will try our best to equip you with all the accessories and various barbecue parts.