No matter what investment you make, it is always important to take good care of it. If you are an avid griller, you know that it is important to keep your grill it tip-top shape so that you can always fire it up at a moment's notice for any backyard gathering. Just like you regularly change the oil in your car and pay for a tune-up, so should you keep on top of grill maintenance throughout the year.
Every time you use your grill, there are a few things you can do to make sure it will run smoothly for years to come. Plus, routine maintenance has the added benefit of maintaining health standards and good flavor when it comes to your food. For example, if you preheat your grill completely before you cook, it will help burn off any caked on food from the last meal and it will disinfect your grill at the same time. Cleaning and sanitizing in one swoop? Worth an extra few minutes of your time. Likewise, a quick blast of heat after you are done cooking helps to burn off any leftover bits that accumulated during cooking. Always scrape or brush off your grill after each meal to keep that grate shiny and new. And when you are done, cover that grill. A waterproof cover helps to protect the grill from the elements and prevents rusting. You cover your patio furniture when it rains, so why not protect the thing that makes your food as well?