Maintain Your Grill to Keep Cooking All Summer

Even though we’re past Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, grilling season is far from over. At Aubin Hardware, we’re proud to sell top-of-the-line Weber grills. If you have one of these grills, you understand why we’re so enthusiastic about them. You also want to keep yours working for as long as possible. The good news is that it’s easy to keep your grill working year after year with a little maintenance and some help from Ace Hardware in NH.

Here are some simple tips from the experts at Ace Hardware NH to keep your grill going all summer and for years to come.


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Clean the Burners

While you’re cooking, fat and grease drip through the grill and can land on the burners. If you don’t clean the grease away regularly, it can clog the burner ports. And clogged burner ports are what cause hot and cold spots on your grill. When the grill is cold, you can use a wire grill brush or a pipe cleaner to get the gunk off the burners. Another way to keep grease from building up is to run the grill on high for 5-10 minutes after you are done cooking to burn off any grease that has accumulated on the burners.


Clean the Grease Trap

On most grill models, the grease trap is a disposable aluminum tray or cup that catches grease underneath the grill. If you don’t drain the grease or replace the trap regularly, that pool of grease can ignite. That is not only dangerous, but a grease fire will exceed the maximum heat your grill can handle and ruin your grill.


Replace the Hoses

If you think there might be a leak in your gas line, cover the hose with soapy water and look for bubbles. If you see any, that means that propane is escaping from the fuel line. Luckily, replacing the hose is an easy fix and you’ll be back to grilling in no time.


Keep It Covered

The easiest way to keep your grill in prime condition is to keep it covered when you’re not using it. And we don’t just mean in the winter. Even during grilling season, you want to keep a cover on your grill to protect it from rain or critters who want to make your grill their home.


Easy Grill Maintenance at Ace Hardware NH

If you need parts to repair your grill or some new accessories to make you the neighborhood grillmaster, we have it at Aubin Hardware. As an Ace Hardware in NH, we’re proud to stock Weber grills so you can celebrate the rest of the summer with the best.


Visit us at 762 Mast Rd in Manchester to pick up everything you need to grill this summer.