Have You Winterized Your Grill Yet?

Grilling burgers and hot dogs for the family is a great way to spend a summer afternoon, but you should prepare your appliances for the winter so they can spring back into action. Winterization includes cleaning both the inside and the outside of the grill and wrapping it up in a quality cover. Read ahead if you haven’t winterized your grill yet.

Cleaning the Inside

Clean the inside of your grill to get rid of food chunks and debris, and clean out your drip pan, cooking grids, and warming racks. Run the grill on high heat for 15 minutes or so, then scrape the grill components. You can also wash stubborn spots with soapy water, as long as you rinse well.

Cleaning the Outside

Taking care of the inside of your appliance sets you up for grilling success when the season comes again. You should also strive to keep your appliances looking nice and new so they can continue to add to your design. Keep up your grill’s look by cleaning its exterior throughout the season, and then give it another cleaning before you cover it up for the winter. Remember to clean stainless steel appliances in the direction of the grain, just like you would when cleaning a wooden product.

Covering Up

Don’t go into the winter without quality covers for your outdoor appliances. The elements can take their toll on your grill, which could do superficial damage as well as affect its performance the next time you fire it up. A sturdy cover can extend the lifespan of your grill in terms of its performance and its aesthetic appeal. Even if you don’t leave your grill outside during the winter, it’s a good idea to put a cover on it before you store it away.

Keep your electric or gas grills serving Pleasant Hill safe during the winter so they’ll be at their best when you bring them out again. First, contact Friedmans Appliance or visit our website to see which grilling appliances are best for you. Call (925) 808-2950 for more information.

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