Closeup of clean grill grate and warming rack inside a barrel grill

Winter Grill Maintenance

Winter grill maintenance is essential to ensure that your Char-Griller stays in top-notch condition, ready to deliver mouthwatering barbecue even in the coldest months. This includes thorough cleaning, re-seasoning, and proper storage practices to protect your grill from the harsh winter elements and maintain its optimal performance throughout the season

Grill Cleaning

One crucial aspect of this maintenance routine involves routine cleaning. Grime and residue from previous grilling sessions can accumulate on the grates and interior surfaces. Regular cleaning not only enhances the longevity of your grill but also contributes to the flavor of your food. For a deeper clean, soak your grates in warm soapy water to break down stubborn grease and wipe down the interior and exterior surfaces of the grill using a mild cleaner or a vinegar-water solution.

Proper Grill Storage

Once you've completed the cleaning process, take the time to inspect all parts of your grill for any signs of wear or damage. Replace any worn-out components, such as burner covers or grates. Covering your grill is key to protecting it from the elements; this prevents potential rust and corrosion caused by snow, ice, and moisture.

Choose a Char-Griller Cover designed for your specific make to ensure a snug fit. If possible, store your grill in a sheltered area, such as a garage or shed.

Focus on Re-Seasoning the product

Re-seasoning your grill can counteract rust and deterioration that may occur during harsh winter weather. This process not only protects your grill from winter elements but also enhances and elevates the flavor of your food.

  1. Thoroughly clean your grill, removing any leftover residue. Ensure you dry the surfaces thoroughly to prevent water damage.
  2. Generously coat the grates and interior surfaces with a high-smoke-point oil, such as vegetable oil.
  3. Heat the grill to a medium temperature and allow the oil to bake onto the surfaces.

Replacement parts

Over time, wear and tear can affect certain components of your grill. Thankfully, Char-Griller offers a variety of replacement parts designed to seamlessly fit your specific grill model. Opting for genuine replacement parts not only extends the lifespan of your grill but also preserves its optimal performance, ensuring successful grilling sessions every time. To identify the specific parts you need, consult your grill's manual or refer to the product description.