Proper care, maintenance and cleaning will help ensure a long life
for your grill. Periodic cleaning will help avoid accumulations of
ammable grease and other debris.
Clean regularly with a solution of mild detergent and hot water.
Touch-up paint is available from your dealer. Broilmaster protec-
tive covers are recommended. Stainless steel components can
be easily cleaned with a spray-on stainless steel cleaner found in
most hardware stores.
Protection of Burners
The burners of your grill are designed to provide a long life of
satisfactory performance. However, there are steps you must take
to prevent cracking of their ceramic surfaces, which will cause the
burners to malfunction. Following are the most common causes of
cracks and the steps you must take to avoid them. Damage caused
by failure to follow these steps is not covered by your grill warranty.
IMPACT WITH HARD OBJECTS - Never allow hard objects to
strike the ceramic. Take particular care when inserting or removing
the cooking grids and accessories into or from the grill. If objects
such as these fall onto the ceramic, it is likely to crack the ceramic.
IMPAIRED VENTILATION OF HOT AIR FROM THE GRILL - In order
for the burners to function properly, hot air created by the burners
must have a way to escape the grill. If the hot air is not allowed
to escape, the burners may become deprived of oxygen, causing
them to backre, especially if the burner output is set at HIGH. If
this occurs repeatedly, the burners may crack. Never operate your
grill with very little or no open space at the cooking surface (the
cooking grids provide sufcient open space.
• DO NOT operate the grill on "HIGH" with the hood closed.
• DO NOT use accessories in combinations that cover more than
75% of the cooking surface with solid metal.
• DO NOT cover the entire surface with aluminum foil, a large
WATER AND OTHER LIQUIDS - When the burners are in operation,
their intense heat is normally sufcient to vaporize any drippings,
marinates or sauces that contact the surface as a by-product of
grilling. This does not include water thrown into the grill to douse a
ame. Cold liquid contacting a hot surface in substantial amounts
can cause the surface to break. Also, if the ceramic or interior of a
burner becomes wet while not in use, later operation of the burner
can create steam, which may produce enough pressure to crack
the ceramic. In addition, repeated soaking of the ceramic will cause
it to swell and expand. This expansion will create pressure on the
ceramic and cause it to crack and crumble.
To prevent burner damage caused by liquids, please do the fol-
• Never throw liquid into the grill to control a are-up.
• Never expose the burners to the risk of soaking by rainfall,
sprinklers or otherwise. We recommend that the grill be cov-
ered with a heavy duty vinyl cover at all times when it is not in
use. Do not attempt to operate your grill in the open air while
it is raining. Finally, using the grill, close the hood as soon as
the burners are off so that, if it rains, the burners will not be
exposed to direct rainfall while the grill is cooling.
• If standing water is in the grill (because of exposure to rainfall,
etc.) examine the ceramic burner surfaces for evidence of pos-
sible water soaking. If the ceramic appears to be wet, remove
the burners from the grill and turn them upside down to empty
any water from the burner box. After draining all the water, place
the burners indoors and allow to dry thoroughly. Also, empty
any water standing in the grill's drip tray. Then, reinstall the
burners. After testing for gas leaks around all ttings, resume
normal use of the grill.
CAUTION: ALWAYS ALLOW THE GRILL TO COOL BEFORE
CLEANING. DO NOT LET LIQUIDS COME IN CONTACT WITH
THE BURNER SURFACE AT ANY TIME.
Empty periodically. Replacement tray liners can be purchased at
most supermarkets where disposable aluminum baking pans are
INFRARED BURNER MAINTENANCE