As we enjoy these next few months of great weather, before the heat and humidity take over, outdoor cooking will be on everyone’s mind. What better way to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon than cooking out for friends and family? Grilling and outdoor cooking are also great weeknight solutions—throw everything on the grill and skip the heavy cleanup with pots and pans.
Cleaning your barbecue
Make sure your grill is clean! The grill works better and the food tastes better. If you have a propane grill, clean the tubes connecting your propane tank to your barbecue by detaching the tubes at both ends and washing with gentle, soapy water. Run water through the tubes to check for cracks and leaks; if you find any, replace the tubes. Wet tubes should be left to air dry thoroughly, and then reattached. Clean dirt, dust, and debris from the outside of your grill and any attachments; clean grates by removing from the grill and washing with warm, soapy water and a scouring pad. Dry grates completely—do not let them air-dry, as this can cause rusting to occur.
If you use a charcoal barbecue and you have leftover coals from last year, toss them out. Clean the empty barbecue out with gentle cleanser (water and soapy water) and drying.
Shopping for a new barbecue
If you are thinking about upgrading your barbecue, stop in to K&N Sales to learn more about the latest in high-end appliances, indoors and out. We carry the names you trust, and we are ready to help you take your cooking and entertaining to the next level.