Summer has come and gone, and now we’re all looking forward to the holidays and the cooler weather. You may be ready for winter, but make sure your summer appliances are too. Use these Texas 811 tips to get your grill ready for its winter hibernation.
- Clean your grill: Use a brush and grill cleaner to make sure all the grease and food scraps come off before you put your grill to bed for the season.
- Gas off: It’s important to make sure you turn off your grill’s gas before you retire it for the winter. Turn it off at the LP tank, unfasten the burner and slip the gas tubes off the gas line. Check your grill’s owner’s manual to see how to do this properly.
- Coating: Use cooking oil to coat the burners and other metal parts of the grill. This will repel moisture that can build up over the winter and prevent rust.
- Wrap it up: Use plastic wrap to wrap the burner. This will prevent spiders and other insects from making their home inside your grill.
- For outside storage: You can keep the propane tank attached to the grill over the winter, but make sure it’s shut off. Put a protective cover over the entire grill.
- For inside storage: Do not bring the tank inside, even into a large garage or storage shed. A small gas leak can cause a big explosion. Disconnect the tank for inside storage, making sure it stands upright and away from washer/dryer units and children’s play areas. You will also need to tape a plastic bag over the grill’s gas line opening to deter any insects.
Storing your grill for the winter is easy once you understand all the steps. Take care of your grill over the winter, so that you can have your summer fun next year!