If you’re not a winter griller, then you will need to pack away your grill, before it’s covered with a foot of snow.

Give your grill a thorough cleaning to remove grease and food scraps. Shut off the gas at the LP tank, unfasten the burner, slip the gas tubes off the gas lines and lift out the unit. Coat the burners and other metal parts with cooking oil to repel moisture that can build up over the winter. this, also, prevents rust. Then, wrap the burner unit in a plastic bag to keep spiders and insects from nesting in the gas tubes during the winter. This is a common problem that can make for balky starts, uneven flames or a fire the next time you light your grill.

If you are storing your grill outside during the winter, make sure to keep the propane tank connected, but shut off. Put a protective cover over the grill when it is clean. If you’re storing the grill indoors, leave the gas tank outside. A small gas leak will cause a huge explosion if the tank is in an enclosed space. Disconnect the tank and store it outside in an upright position away from dryer and furnace vents and children’s play areas.
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