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Top tips to consider when buying a new grill

Making the most out of your purchase after buying a new grill

Grills are a great investment, but it can be tough to figure out what grill will work best for you. You’ll want to think about the size of your family and how often you plan on grilling before making a decision.

What type of grill do you need?

The first thing to consider is whether or not you’re planning on using your grill in the wintertime. Gas grills are more convenient because they don’t need to be plugged in.  If that’s something that interests you then I recommend looking into propane gas models. If space is an issue, pellet grills are also really popular right now since they generally take up less space than traditional charcoal or gas grills. They also offer some pretty cool features like convection cooking.

Read the manual

Before you fire up your grill, it’s important to get acquainted with the basics. Read through the owner’s manual so that you know how to start your new grill and can understand all its features. You should also read any safety guidelines as well as assembly instructions for gas grills (especially if this is a gas-powered one). Following these steps will help make sure everything goes smoothly while keeping yourself safe and sound!

Check for leaks

It’s important to check for any gas leaks after attaching a new propane tank. Not only should you do this as part of regular maintenance, but it is also necessary if the grill has just been bought! If there are small bubbles at these points-the hose, valve and regulator- then that means there might be a leak somewhere in your system. The best way to find out where the problem lies is by using dish soap mixed with water (equal parts) sprayed on possible culprits like valves or hoses; anything leaking will produce tiny bubbles. Never try lighting up an old grill when you suspect leakage because not only could someone get seriously injured from escaping gases, but they can cause other problems such as starting fires around them due to

To check for leaks, fill up a spray bottle halfway with water mixed in dish soap (equal parts) and spot test all valves on the outside of your unit: if bubbles form upon spraying then continue looking until they don’t appear anymore; never use matches while testing because fire could happen! 

Season your grill

With a little cooking oil and good seasoning, you can create the perfect grilling environment. Seasoning your grill is essential to maintain its flavor and keep it from being too sticky or rust-prone.

The more you use your grill, the more flavorful food will become! Apply some olive oil with salt for optimal results in both taste and performance of any type of cookware – not just grills!

Contact SDBBQ

A quality grill can last for many years and provide many great memories with family and friends at backyard barbeques. So whether you are in need of our help or not, we hope this blog post has been helpful on its own merit–at least now you know what questions to ask before buying that new outdoor cooking device!

If there are any other BBQ-related topics that interest you please feel free to give us a call. Our team would love nothing more than providing some expert advice on all things grills.

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Blake McDonald

Co-Founder of SDBBQ®

Blake is a true grill guru. Known as a walking encyclopedia of grills, Blake’s deep knowledge and hands-on expertise ensure every grill he touches operates flawlessly, bringing BBQ dreams to life.