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Propane Grilling Tips for Your Summer BBQs

Make your home a dining destination with Parker Gas!

gas grill Pinehurst, nc Grilling season is in full swing here in North Carolina! Whether you are grilling a fast weeknight dinner of shrimp skewers, grilling a bunch of burgers and hot dogs for a weekend cookout, or enjoying a leisurely evening dinner with friends, propane grills make every grilled meal better.

Parker Gas is here to help you make the most of summer grilling season. We sell top-quality propane grills from Wilmington Grill and Bayou Classic. And you’ll always have enough propane for grilling with our fast, easy propane cylinder refill stations at every Parker Gas office location.

We’ve put together some tips to keep your summer grilling easy, fun, and safe.

Get your grill ready with a thorough cleaning

It is crucial to clean your grill if you haven’t done so in a month or more.

To clean your grill, start by dry-scrubbing the grates, burners, and inside surfaces using a non-scratch sponge or nylon brush. Once you have removed the layer of food, debris, and dirt, proceed to wash everything with dish soap and warm water. Remember to rinse everything well and then dry thoroughly. Remember to clean the grease trap and replace it if necessary.

This is a great time to give your grill a thorough inspection. Examine the grates carefully for signs of rust or chipping. If you notice any, replace them. You can also take advantage of this opportunity to season cast iron or metal grates with oil, just like you would with a cast iron pan. However, if your grates are made of ceramic or chromed steel, this step is not necessary. For cleaning stainless steel and enameled surfaces, use warm water and soap. Afterward, rinse them well and dry them thoroughly.

Important propane cylinder safety tips

Do not keep propane cylinders indoors or in enclosed spaces like garages, sheds, carports, or sunporches.

It is recommended to store propane cylinders in an outdoor area that is not exposed to direct sunlight. They should be kept in an upright position and placed on a dry surface. If the cylinder is placed on wet ground, it may rust over time.

It is important to keep propane tanks away from flames and tools that produce sparks, such as your grill.

When transporting your propane cylinders for refill or exchange, make sure to keep them upright. An apparently empty cylinder can still contain enough propane to leak if it is placed on its side.

To avoid any potential hazards, it’s recommended to not keep a cylinder in your car for extended periods, particularly in warm or hot weather. It’s best to make your cylinder refill or exchange location your last stop, and travel directly home afterwards.

How to use your propane grill safely

An accident with your grill is a quick way to ruin your cookout. We’ve put together some grilling safety tips to help keep you and your guests safe.

With quality propane gas grills and easy propane cylinder refills, Parker Gas helps you enjoy a great summer of grilling. Contact us today to learn more!