Winterize gas grill in 30 minutes - 4 quick tips

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Wintertime is table grill time. After all, no-one likes to grill and freeze outside, which is why the gas grill is allowed to hibernate. But only if it was winterized.

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While garden furniture, pond accessories and bicycles find their way into the summerhouse or into the cellar in winter, the barbecue usually stays in its place in the open air. But in the spring, when the desire for grilled meat rises again, then usually comes the disillusionment: the cold outdoors has added to him very much and the wet on top of everything else done. The once beautiful gas grill with the smooth surface now looks anything but beautiful.

If you own a good barbecue, my land man gas grill cart I had bought at, then it is not advisable to overwinter this outdoors. The wet and cold weather otherwise affects him too much. Keyword rust. And who wants the expensive gas grill to look like just a winter after all, as if it were already ten years old?

You also do not even have to do much to overwinter your gas grill. Take only half an hour, then you are already through with the topic.

So your gas grill will come through the winter well

➤ Tip 1 - Thoroughly clean the gas grill:

Before you can store your grill, you must first thoroughly clean it. To do this, first pick up a stainless steel brush and lightly brush off the grill. In this way, coarse residues and much of the fat can be removed well.

Then you have two options: either clean the grill then in a mild soapy water or you burn it clean. This is done by placing the grill in your gas grill, closing the lid and then turning the grill to full heat. The excess fat on the grill then burns and eventually falls off by itself. Then brush off the rust with a stainless steel brush.

If the grill is clean, all you need to do is clean all the removable parts in a mild soapy solution and wipe off all remaining parts of the gas grill with a rag soaked in soapy water. If you do this regularly after grilling, you will effectively prevent stains and stubborn stains.


Sharp cleaners, abrasives or the like are taboo when cleaning a gas grill. This also applies to home remedies. They could be too aggressive and damage the paint.

➤ Tip 2 - Remove the gas bottle from the grill & store:

Now it's about removing the gas bottle from the grill. To be on the safe side, always read the safety instructions on the gas cylinder first. After removing the gas bottle, you should then carefully check that the bottle stopper is tightly closed and tightly closed. Then you should put a protective cap over the valve, so that it is not accidentally opened or damaged.

If the gas bottle is made winterproof so far, you should place it in a sheltered place outdoors. Yes, you are reading correctly. The gas cylinder should be stored outdoors even in freezing temperatures. First, it does not mind the sub-zero temperatures and second, it's for your protection. If you store the gas cylinder in the house and nevertheless release gas from the supposedly tight container, a small spark (for example, by pressing a light switch) is enough to cause the gas to ignite explosively.

➤ Tip 3 - Store the barbecue dry and protected:

If you have the option, you should always store your gas grill (without gas cylinder) in a dry place. For this the garden house, the cellar and the garage are the most suitable for storage. Then simply put a large bag or a large cardboard box over the grill to protect it from any possible moisture.

➤ Tip 4 - Store barbecue outside:

You are missing a suitable garaging for the gas grill, because you have no basement, no garage and no garden house? This is a small problem, because the grill should be stored inside, but there is a solution for this as well. Just grab a sufficiently large tarpaulin and your gas grill can hibernate outside. These tarpaulins are made of a robust, water-repellent material and thus protect your grill best from wind and weather. A suitable cover or tarp you get, for example. online or directly from the manufacturer of your gas grill to buy.

A little hint:

If the barbecue is already outside in the winter anyway, then you can of course also in the cold season to heat and e. host a winter BBQ. Practical tips can be found here and in our contribution garden party in winter - How to make your garden party suitable!

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