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by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  May 31, 2022

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How to Take Care of a Gas Grill

Oftentimes, the burners and ignites are the first to experience damage out of all the components in a gas grill. Luckily, a broken igniter is easy to fix as all you have to do is light it up using a lighter with a long nozzle. The key to keeping your burners in good condition for longer is to clean them regularly. This will help prevent the build-up of gunk over time, and all you have to do is brush off any dirt that you see on the burner with a soft brush and mild detergent. It’s also important to clean the ventilation holes located along the burner so that there are no obstructions.

Another great tip that you can try out involves applying a coat of cooking oil on the burners to protect them from rusting over time. The added advantage of this trick is that it forces you to clean the grill regularly to get rid of the melted oil after cooking. Practicing these simple tips can significantly extend the lifespan of your grill.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Lakeside Smokers is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with BBQ Smoking (& Japanese food!) at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.