How to use a gas grill for the first time?

How to use a gas grill for the first time?

If you brought yourself a new gas grill and never use it before, this article will be very useful for you. First of all, make sure to read and understand everything in your owner's manual. Every grill is different so the manual will show you all his features and most important is to stick to the manual and don't do anything on your own. Today, more and more people use gas grills because they are durable and dependable more than a charcoal grill. They are also perfect for beginners. In this article, we will show you how to use a gas grill for the first time in a few steps.


Place your grill on a flat surface

The first step must be positioning. Place your grill on a flat surface and make sure it's at least 15 feet away from the house. Buy some propane lava rocks and put them under the grill. Put them according to the manual and then put your grill on rocks. The main role of lava rocks is to allocate the heat. Charcoal grills can keep the heat without lava rocks, but with gas grills situation is a little bit different. Heat is present only when the fuel is running, that's why we use lava rocks to maintain the heat when fuel serve is off.


Propane tank

When your grill is in his place, the next thing is to fuse the propane tank. Make sure the gas line is in fine condition without any cracks or damage before you fuse the tank. Also, check the control vent who needs to be fastened firmly. When it comes to propane tank you need to know where to put him. Tank must be placed with vent turned in the direction of the grill. Everything about vent connection you can also find in your owner's manual. Most gas grills today use bolt connections.


Investigate the connection

When the propane tank is set, before usage you must check the connection for possible leakage. Some people do that just visually but the safest option is to use a leakage detection. You can find it in almost every store or make it by yourself using a little bit of soap and water. Put the solution in the combination of the vent and slowly open the control vent. If there are no bubbles, the connection is good. But, if there are any bubbles, even the small one you must close the vent and don't use it.


Open the vent, the grill is ready

If there is no leakage, you can light the grill. The vent on top must be free and you can open the cap. Gas flow control also must be on. Some of the grills don't have a lighter shift and if that is the case with yours, you must buy a grill lighter apart. When the grill is lighted you can start prepare the meal. In case you have a problem with lightning, turn off the gas and try it again.