Gas grills are the new trend and an ideal way to grill your favorite meals. The biggest manufacturers worldwide constantly release new and enhanced models as an economical and fast cooking method. They are easy to handle, convenient without having to mess up with charcoal and temperature controlled in a touch of a button. Nevertheless, as they are gas-fueled, safety precautions need to be taken to avoid severe injuries. Setting up a gas grill is easy and can be completed in just a few steps.
1. Gas grills are fueled by a propane tank. Purchase one from your local store making sure it meets all safety standards. There are also propane tanks featuring gauges to know anytime how much gas is left in it. Once you have chosen a propane tank and attach it to your grill via the rubber hose. Be careful! Make sure all valves are securely closed to avoid dangerous propane leakage. After you are done, place the propane tank into the designated holder of your grill.
2. Now you are ready to make fire! Open the valve of the propane tank by turning the knob counter-clockwise. For some brands and models though, you may have to turn it to the opposite direction. Make sure you completely open the valve to efficiently supply your grill with gas. Now, set the grill’s temperature control buttons to ‘Preheat (or to the first level if there are no labels on) and press the gas grill igniter to light the propane. Boost the flame by turning the knob to the desirable level.
Important note: if you turn the propane tank on but no flame appears after you press the igniter, then check your connection. If there is propane smell but have no flame, then you definitely have a gas leakage. If so, detach the propane gas from the grill and connect it again from scratch.
3. Preheat the gas grill for 20 minutes at least. The grill ranks need to be hot and not just warm in order to place your food on them. Otherwise, any food you place will glue to them destroying your grill day. Once they reach the desired level, place steaks, burgers, sausages, chicken wings, vegetables or anything else you wish on top and preferably in the center adjusting the temperature according to the recipe.
4. After you are done cooking, securely close the propane tank valve. Next, turn the grill knobs to off. Depending on the model and year, you may hear a sound when turning the grill buttons off signifying that there is no gas left on the tank hose. Let it rest until grill ranks are completely cold and then clean using a thick brush.
A gas grill is easy to set up and even easier to use. Grill cooking is inexpensive, clean, extremely healthy and by far delicious. Nothing compares to the taste and texture of grilled meat especially when new models feature a small ‘smoker box’ full of wood chips to grant a smoky flavor to your meals. Enjoy!