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Cleaning the Grill
Caution: To prevent injury, use care when cleaning a hot grill.
Note: Do not use a commercial cleaner on the cooking grid.
Do not brush grids while they are hot. Do not scrape grids.
For baked on residue use a brass (NOT STEEL) brush on the
cooking grid and other components.
This process is much like that used in self-cleaning ovens and is
most efcient when completed after each use of the grill.
Caution: Do not open the grill during the burn off process.
Opening the grill during the burn off process may cause a
sudden grease re are up that could burn your face and arms.
Wait until the grill has cooled before opening.
1. Turn gas knob to HI. Close lid and allow the grill to burn for ten
minutes, or until no smoke is present. Do not allow the grill to
burn for more than 30 minutes.
2. Turn gas knob and supply to OFF and allow the grill to cool.
3. Wipe COOL grill with a damp cloth to remove soot.
Periodically remove cooking grids and are guard to clean the
interior of the grill. Scrape off baked on residue with a putty knife
or brass brush and rinse with water. Clean the bottom air holes
with a small knife.
Stainless steel burners often turn reddish brown after use. This does
not effect the performance of the grill. When cleaning the interior of
the grill, remove the burners and clean with a brass brush. Wash
with water and a mild detergent.
The venturi tubes allow air and gas to mix prior to burning, thus
ensuring an efcient ame. Spiders or other small insects may
build webs or nests inside the tubes obstructing air ow. Fire, or
ashback, can occur, in and/or around obstructed venturi tubes
and can cause damage to components beneath the grill or an
unsafe condition. To reduce risk, inspections and cleaning should
be performed at least twice monthly when spiders are active. If the
grill has been unused for an extended period of time inspect the
tubes before using the grill.
Clean venturi tubes as follows:
1. Remove the cooking grids and briquette rack.
2. Remove the burner from the grill.
3. Lay the burner face down and remove the four retaining screws
from the venturi tube plate and the burner. See Figure 23.
4. Use a small exible brush to remove any debris for the tube(s).
5. Flush with water.
6. Allow the tube(s) to dry before reinstalling.
7. Reinstall the venturi tubes and burner.
Clean regularly with a solution of mild detergent and hot water.
Touch-up paint is available from your dealer. Broilmaster
tive covers are recommended. Stainless steel components can
be easily cleaned with a spray-on stainless steel cleaner found in
most hardware stores.
If the briquettes did not come clean during burn off, after cooling turn
them over. The residue will burn off during warm-up for the next use.
Note: Bowtie burner is shown. Follow the same steps for the
H burner assembly.