use our outdoor gas grill year-round.
fact, after the blizzard in January, I made sure I
shoveled all the snow away from the grill Sunday morning
so I could use it to make hamburgers the following
not everyone is me.
those of you who prefer not to cook out in cold weather,
Jim Ginocchi, president of Coyote Outdoor Living, has
come up with a checklist for prepping and protecting
your grill for the winter:
sure itís clean. During outdoor- entertaining season,
cleaning the grill may not be a priority when a
delicious feast awaits. But while it may be possible to
regularly use a grill without cleaning between uses,
that approach is not wise for the
avoid opening your grill to find remnants of that last
meal, take the time to conduct a thorough cleaning of
the grill after the last warmer-weather session.
to avoid accidents. To prevent leaks that may cause
larger issues, disconnect the propane tank (or other
sure to shut off the control valve and keep the propane
tank in a dry location until it is reconnected to the
grill the following spring.
it protected. Whether itís a simple cart model or a
full outdoor kitchen, any grill must be sheltered from
the rough winter elements, to ensure it isnít damaged
and will be ready for spring.
the grill is on a movable cart, roll it into a shed, a
garage or some other protected area.
built-in models, ultra-durable grill covers are the best
bet for offering protection from the elements.
"Your Place" is reprinted by a number of
newspapers across the country, what was new three months
ago often ends up being new again today.
continue to get email about tankless-heater experiences,
even though that ship has sailed.
have been more than enough columns devoted to the topic.
The person who originally asked me about them has
decided not to get one.
only advice I have to offer is, as with all products, do
your homework before you buy one.