Monthly Archives: March 2017

BBQ Grill Parts

One of the most important BBQ grill parts is the barbecue grill. Many people have neglected their barbecue parts, and as a result they are at their worst. The grill will, therefore, fail to heat properly. When technicians repair your BBQ grill parts they do not fail to laugh at how neglected they are. Thousands of people in the world have a misconception that grill igniters only last for a short period, and need to be replaced from time to time. To the contrary, well maintained BBQ grill parts last for significantly long periods.

Many people who make use of the BBQ grills tend to think that the grill igniter is a single unit item. However, it is made of different parts. It is, therefore, one of the most fragile of the BBQ grill parts. The most fundamental function of the igniter is to generate sparks. It is this sparks that light up the BBQ. Properly designed BBQ grills have the igniter hidden behind the control panel to prevent its destruction by adverse weather conditions. Its position also prevents you from breaking it or interfering with it in any way.

Grease contributes the most to the dysfunction of many of the BBQ grill parts. Therefore, many people will tend to think that their BBQ grills have broken down when they are covered by grease since they do not function. It is important to note that grease, rain, dirt and food particles play a great role in hindering the performance of the BBQ grill parts.

It is surprising that even individuals, who clean their barbeque’s regularly, will tend to experience this problem from time to time. This is because they tend to focus on the visible parts, and forget the parts that are hidden. These are mainly the parts that do not touch their food. The best, most devoted people will do is to remove the cooking grates and clean their heat shields, rock tray and at some point put the gas ports in their rightful position. These are indeed the right steps towards maintaining your parts. However, if you fail to go the extra mile of lightly brushing the collector box, your BBQ will serve you for a limited period.

You will, therefore, from time to time spend a lot of money to pay technicians who repair your grill. This is money you can save if you always cleaned your BBQ in the right manner. Always use the de-greasing spray to clean the electrodes of your grill. This will save you the trouble of applying too much pressure which may crack the BBQ electrode.

The proper care of your parts will indeed go a long way to maintain it in the right condition, and make it a long term investment, that you can even bequeath to your grandchildren. In addition, it will save you money that you can use for other purposes. Always take care of your bbq parts in the right manner

Cleaning BBQ Grill Need More Attention

BBQ grills are pretty expensive equipment. It’s important to clean it after every use to keep it in tip-top shape. A BBQ grill that isn’t well-kept will eventually have broken parts that will need repair or replacement. There are some sensitive inner BBQ grill parts in every grill that also need to be cleaned aside from the outer part and grill surface. If you like tinkering with machines, you may be able to clean these BBQ grill parts yourself. If you need help there are many technicians who can do it for you.

When a professional looks at your grill parts, he can easily tell if you did a good job maintaining your grill. The grill igniters often need replacement because a lot people think that these BBQ grill parts need to be replaced from time to time anyway. So, most grill owners don’t even bother to maintain them. This is a misconception because igniters that are regularly cleaned and conditioned can last several years.

The grill igniters are a sensitive part of your BBQ grill and are comprised of many other components. The igniters are the one responsible for creating a spark to start a fire. When it doesn’t function properly it will take a while to get that BBQ going. Some people have to use portable grill lighters to start a fire once the igniters break.

Igniters can be damaged by dirt, grease and debris from food that were barbecued on the grill. The next time you clean up after a BBQ, it’s important to clean the area of the igniters too. Cleaning the outer parts of a grill only accomplishes aesthetic purposes. Cleaning the insides keeps your grill working properly. Many grill owners neglect to see this fact and end up with great looking grills that stop working right after a few years.

Actually a lot of people would rather not deal with cleaning internal BBQ grill parts. It presents a problem of dismantling and re-installing the grill part. Most people really don’t have the time, energy or inspiration to do that. Sadly, only regular cleaning of the inside parts can ensure that your grill will be reliable and function properly for a long time. There are some tools, sprays and chemicals you can buy if you want to clean the inner BBQ grill parts. Just be sure you will have enough patience to put back all the parts after you’re done.

Must Have BBQ Tools

Barbecuing has been around since the Stone Age. Try to imagine our hairy mammoth-killing ancestors belching, grunting and scratching without shame in front of an open fire, cooking whatever they have hunted that day. I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure that is how a barbecue originated.

The art of barbecuing is obviously now more refined and with the top of the line gills and barbecue gizmos available today you can even refer to it as “high tech.” But the barbeque grill remains to be for a man’s man. Most men agree that they do not wear the pants when it comes to the kitchen, but the BBQ grill is definitely their department.

With the incredible modernization of BBQ grills comes a wide array of barbecue grill accessories to choose from. These tools can surely make a barbecue fanatic’s life a breeze! In fact, some of them can even make grilled meals taste better.

A thermometer, for one, is a must have BBQ grill accessory. With a thermometer there’s no need for any guessing games and it gives you the confidence to serve the perfect grilled meats to your friends and family. In the event one of them complains that their steak is over done or not cooked enough, you can always blame the thermometer. You can find a BBQ grill thermometer that allows you to keep an eye on your meats even if you are entertaining guests away from the grill. This is made possible by a belt clip monitor that alerts you when the meat is almost ready or overcooked.

A cordless LED barbecue light is another grill accessory that you can’t do without. This tool makes it possible for you to enjoy barbecuing even at the darkest hours of the night. With a portable LED light, you no longer have to worry about burning yourself. It is equipped with a sturdy clip which you can attach right onto the side of any grill. It usually has a bendable neck which allows you to focus the light exactly where you need it. With this grill light accessory, you can enjoy grilling outdoors any time of the day!

Another no-brainer barbecue grill accessory is a grill tool set. If you invest in a good one, you are assured to have years of quality gilled food and a complete set of tools to get the job done right at all times. A grill set ideally includes a BBQ sauce brush, tongs, knives, corkscrews, skewers and even a portable barbecue grill light. You can even purchase a grill set that comes complete with a chef’s fork that features a built-in light and thermometer. These kinds of grill tool sets are sold together with a carrying case which is quite convenient for storage and transport.

An important BBQ grill accessory that is usually taken for granted is a fire extinguisher. You might not need it, but having it there will make your wife, family and friends feel better. And keeping safety in mind at all at all times is always a good thing.

Cleaning the BBQ Grill

As summertime lingers on and the BBQ Grill is being enjoyed it becomes necessary to maintain the cleanliness of the BBQ Grilling surface area. After just one or two cookouts the BBQ Grate can get very nasty, causing food to stick to the surface area and to burn more easily. To have a successful cooking experience on the BBQ Grill, there are several steps that need to be taken to keep the Grill clean. Previously cooked meals need to get charred on the Grill, then removed and finally “resurface” the cooking grate.

First, the best way to remove old unwanted left behind cooking sauces and bits of past meals is to char them on the grate surface. To do so, light up the Grill and bring the cooking grate up to cooking temperature. Keep the BBQ Grill closed as this is being done. This will heat up the grate surface and cook any leftover sauce or food particles and burn them on the grate surface making them easy to remove.

Second, once the past meals have been successfully charred on the grate surface, open up the BBQ Grill. It is always recommended to wear fire retardant gloves while cleaning the grate. Then, using a steel brush or BBQ Scraper rub it up and down the grate surface. This will remove the majority of the burnt on food particles, as they will fall into the bottom of the Grill.

Next, take a pair of tongs with a clean cloth soaked in fresh cooking oil and brush it up and down the grate surface. Be extra careful during this step as it may create flare ups from the hot coals. This will do two things. It will clean up any remaining debris on the Grill and create a non stick surface for the meal that is about to be prepared. When finished wiping down the grate discard the dirty cloth and the BBQ Grill is ready to be enjoyed once again.

There are times that the grate may need to be cleaned in a sink with hot water, a piece of steel wool, a little soap and some elbow grease. This is something that is done usually at the beginning or ending of the BBQ Season. For regular Grill maintenance the three steps above are all that is needed to keeping a clean grill for the summertime cookouts. Keeping the BBQ Grill clean will also prevent rust from forming and extend the life of the BBQ Grill.