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Repair and Clean Gas Grill

With all that BBQ sauce and being outside for a few years, your outdoor gas grill probably could use some cleaning. The burners tend to rust over time and may need replacing.Learn how to clean it up and make those repairs.

Items needed:
Cleaner, such as
   Simple Green
Scrubbing pad
Safety Suggestions and Tips
Shut off the gas tank
Use chemical proof gloves
Avoid cleaning agent fumes
Always check for leaks in line
Replace all defactive parts
Have a trash bag handy
Level of difficulty

Time Required:
 2 hour


Brush soapy water to check for leaks

Step 1:

The first step examine the grill and be sure that the legs are secure. Take a close look at the hoses and fittings on the tank. You can check for leaks in the line by brushing on some soapy water and look for bubbling.Look for cracks in the line hoses.

Read the safety tips 

Step 2:

Read this article on grill safety tips from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. If there are leaks, do not hesitate to buy replacement parts.Don't wait for a fire or explosion!

Grease build-up all over

Step 3:

You will probably notice that there has been significant grease build-up both on the exterior shelf, the grill rack and on the lava rocks.

Grill cleaner and scrubber

Step 4:

To clean the grill, use a cleaner, such as Simple Green.

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