As the temps begin to tickle the balmy 40-degree mark, Northern Michigan folks ditch the winter coats and start looking for their flip flops... And their grilling tongs.
But before you light up the grill after months of being stored in the garage or on the porch, it’s a really good idea to make sure your grill is safe, clean, and ready to provide a summer of delicious meals. Here are some tips on how to get your grill ready for spring.
If your grill has been stored for months, particularly outside, then it’s a really good idea to check your propane lines for leaks. Harsh winters can cause punctures or the corrosion of seals, meaning propane can leak out and be super dangerous to someone lighting the grill.
Coat your propane lines in soapy water and then let the propane run. If you see bubbles anywhere along the line, it means you should definitely replace the lines to make sure there are no issues.
Springing cleaning isn’t just for your home. Be sure to clean every inch of your grill to remove any dead bugs or pests that crawled in over the winter, never to emerge. There’s nothing worse than the realization that you’ve cooked your family’s first burgers of the year alongside a now-charred squirrel under the grates. Gross!
If you’re handy, take the time to disassemble the grill and clean piece by piece to make sure everything is spotless before your first grilling adventure.
Finally, if you’d like to see how the pros handle a spring grill cleaning, check out this super handy video from Weber Grills.
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