Daughtridge Gas & Oil is a premier provider of petroleum and propane products. We are based in Rocky Mount, NC, and we proudly serve Eastern NC and Southeastern VA, where we offer quality propane products at an affordable price.

The weather is getting warmer, and it’s the perfect time to fire up your grill. If you’re like most, your grill has probably been out of commission over the winter. So, you’ll need to clean it and get it ready before you use it again for the first time this spring.

Deep Clean Your Grill

Remove all of the trays, cooking grids, and sear plates from the grill. Give them a good scrub with a grill brush to scrape off any residue or rust. From there, you can use warm water and dish soap to give each part a good clean. 

Before you replace all of these parts, clean the inside of your grill as well, using soap and water. Then, apply a stainless steel polish to your trays and grids before putting them back. Use a hose to clean the outside of your grill.

Inspect Your Grill

Visually inspect all of the hoses and tubes on your grill to make sure they are in working order with no visible holes, tears, or other signs of damage. If you do notice damage on any of these parts, contact your grill’s manufacturer to get a replacement part.

If you use a gas grill, inspect the propane tank to make sure it isn’t dented, rusty, or otherwise damaged. If it is, you’ll want to replace your tank before you grill for the first time. We can help you with that.

Clean Your Grill Regularly

Even with a deep clean, it’s still important to clean your grill after each use. To do so, you’ll first want to let it cool down after use. Then, you can remove the grates and plates and soak them in soapy water to loosen up any caked on food or grease. After they’ve soaked, you can rinse them off.

While your grates and plates are soaking, you can use a grill brush to scrub the inside of the grill. Make sure you put in some extra elbow grease to get those stubborn pieces that don’t want to move.

If you don’t clean your grill after each use, food and grease will build up and cause your grill to rust and show other signs of damage. In addition, grease and dried food poses a fire risk if let on your grill.

Grilling season is here, and we are happy to help you with all of your grilling and propane needs. Come see us at Daughtridge Energy in Rocky Mount, NC.