If you think the summer has been hot for you, how about your gas grill?
At this time of year your gas grill needs a little tlc to keep producing at a high level. Here are a few things you can do:
-Keep it clean. The cooking grids can be easily cleaned by covering them with a layer of aluminum foil and heating the grill on high for 10 to 15 minutes. The baked on food will turn to a fine white powder which can be easily brushed away. A wire brush on a regular basis will also do a good job.
-Inspect cast iron grates for rusting. Re-place if necessary.
-Check the burners for clogging. You can often remove whatever is clogging a burner with a pipe cleaner.
-Keep your briquettes, rocks, or coals clean of food and grease. A buildup may lead to a fire.
-Keep your grill covered to protect it from the elements. You can purchase generic grill covers in a variety of shapes at your local hardware store.
-Check the hoses for cracks and holes, and make sure there are no kinks or bends in the hosing.
-Don’t use too much vinegar in your potato salad.
There you go. When do we eat?