3 Gas Grill Maintenance Tips For The Winter | Falls Church, VA

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A true grilling enthusiast doesn't hang up the tongs when the temperature drops. As the snow falls, he bundles up and braves the elements to cook and cook some more. Noble as me may be, winter grilling isn't for the novice tong-wielder. Here are three things you'll need to do differently to make that perfect Christmas kielbasa.

Coat with Oil

Coating your burners with oil will also help ensure that nothing sticks to them. In order to do this properly, turn on your burners and allow them to heat up to about 300 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, simply brush some olive oil on with a basting brush. Do this from time to time throughout the season for best results. 

Practice Patience

Foods can take a little bit longer to cook in the winter than they do in the summer. For this reason, you should make sure meats are completely thawed, and that you cut everything into smaller pieces to allow it to cook faster. You may also want to preheat your burners ahead of time.

Keep That Lid Down

Leave the lid of your grill down while you are cooking in order to conserve as much heat as possible. Wrapping vegetables in aluminum foil is also a great way to make sure they are heated evenly. If you have a smoker box, consider adding a few wood chips to it to help give your foods a unique flavor.

Even though you may cook outside during winter, you should still keep your grill covered whenever it’s not in use.

For one bonus winter grilling tip:

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