How come that recipes cooked on a Monticello grill just tastes so much better? Maybe it’s the fresh free air, or maybe it’s the wisdom of the endless other cooking styles, or just maybe it’s not having a mess in the kitchen? Whatever your goal is for grilling, cooking outside is more than just grilling anymore - grilling is always impressive!
Among the summer months, we learn to grill again and again. July is National Grilling Month and a superb occasion to take interest in all the types of grills up for grabs at Dye Home Improvement. Yet if you demand an advanced grill, it’s still a notable time to highlight what it takes to save your grill and keep it in perfect working order for the rest of this summer.
Maintain Your Grill
So you’ve invested in a good grill and why wouldn’t you want to get some time to protect your grill by ensuring it stays clean? Grates washed completely after each use. At the end of the day, who likes to cook on a dirty grill? There are a lot of products on the market to clean your grate, but really any decent grill brush will work – soft bristle or nylon brushes will work too. If you would like to use a stainless steel or brass wire brush, verify that it is acceptable to put into action on your grill grates by the manufacturer preceeding using it on your grill.
Wash Your Grill While It's Still Heated
Sprucing it up is best done sooner than later after you grill since the grill is hot and scraps are recent. With other distinct types of grates like porcelain, stainless steel, cast iron, coated steel or various other kinds, it’s easiest to get it warm then clean it. Once your grill has cooled after grilling but is still warm, take your brush and wash off any leftover food debris. If you want to scrub the grates before you clear the decks to grill, then preheat the grill to a high heat of 500 degrees then scrub the grates with the manufacturer supported bristle grade brush. After scrubbing, the heat can be adjusted to a proper cooking temperature as recommended in your recipe. You can take a moment and now get down to business knowing your grill is meticulous and cleansed!
“Wash” Your Grill To Maintain It
After the grilling season is over, manufacturers recommend doing a good cleansing to your grill. This will help keep your grill in tip-top shape for a long time to come. This requires that you pretty much take it apart to keep it up. If it’s a gas/propane grill, disconnect the gas line and then lift out the grill parts part by part. When you get to the burner, double-check and try to observe it thoroughly. If you can clean it, do so, if it’s too dirty to clean, then, replace it. If your grill has to use lava rocks or ceramic briquettes double-check that these are not enclosed with cooked on foods. If they are coated with grilled pieces of food, buy a fresh new bag to replace them. Grill parts are available at most hardware stores. Check with Dye Home Improvement to determine what we have in stock for your grill.
Get a Grill Cover to Care for it
Save the appearance of your grill by buying a special cover for it! Specifically when not in use, but of course, when it has cooled and not hot. The cover will not only save the grill from the weather but it will keep dust and other particles away from the grill. Get a high-caliber grill cover. One that will not keep humidity in. Pursue a grill cover with a felt liner and made with an exceptionally thick vinyl to combat the rain. A cover is not necessary but will benefit and support the grills endurance especially if there are parts that may decay in the precipitation.
Dye Home Improvement Is Within Reach to Give You a Helping Hand
For a full scrubbing and upkeep of your specific Monticello grill, we recommend making sure to inquire about your grill manufacturer’s guidelines. If you have a question on scrubbing and/or sustaining or are in demand of repair things for your charcoal grill, gas grill or another kind of grill, touch base with Dye Home Improvement grilling department at 574-583-7181 or stop in to 1091 W. Broadway in Monticello and we are willing to help!