Amanda Blum highlights the importance of winterizing barbeque grills to prevent rusting and extend their lifespan. Rather than merely covering and leaving the grill for the winter season, Blum recommends a series of steps to ensure its performance and longevity. These steps range from examining the grill’s parts and addressing rust to cleaning both its interior and exterior.
- Regular inspection and replacement of damaged or worn-out parts can prevent moisture exposure that might lead to rusting during winter.
- Burning off food residue at the highest heat facilitates easier rust identification and removal. Rust can be effectively tackled using tools like a stainless steel scrub attachment and rust removers.
- Cleaning both the interior and exterior of the grill is crucial. The interior may have carbonized grease that affects food taste, while the exterior needs a specific cleaner for its material.
- For gas grills, it’s vital to check the burners for proper ignition and alignment, cleaning, and replacing parts as necessary before covering the grill for the season.