Mean, Clean, Grilling Machine

Spring means it’s time to crank up the grill, get outside, and do some cooking.  Now, at our house in the Midwest, we grill all year long – even during the Polar Vortex! Hey, a guy has to have his grilled asparagus. While we all want a new grill, it may not be in the cards as far as the budget goes. Don’t worry! Most grill and hardware stores sell all kinds of universal replacement parts to get that old grill back in tip-top grilling shape.  It all starts with taking all the pieces and parts apart.  Then, use a good de-greasing cleaner to clean the unit from top to bottom.  Even soapy water and a scrub brush will do wonders.  Next, look at the condition of the burners, grates, handles and the lighting mechanism – those can all be replaced if needed.  If you paint that grill with heat-resistant paint and replace all those parts, your grill will be as good as new and should cost you less than $120.00.  Now just don’t overcook those steaks!