When it comes to grilling, there are two kinds of people in this world: gas grillers and charcoal grillers. Many folks favor gas grills over charcoal grills because gas grills are much easier (and faster) to start up than charcoal grills. If you’re just starting out, we recommend using a gas grill.
For the beginner barbecuer, it’s important to learn how to use a gas grill. Here are the 6 steps to get your grill on:

Step 1: Clean Those Grimy Grates

Don’t skip this step. To ensure your grill doesn’t get grimy over time, it will be necessary to take the time to dry scrub grates, burners and inside surfaces using a wire grill brush. This will help scrape out the charred debris that will naturally occur while grilling. Then rinse with dish soap and water.

Step 2: Check Your Connections

Make sure your lid is always open and the liquid propane is connected to your grill before turning on the gas. Check if a propane refill is needed. Find the valve connected to the liquid propane and twist it counter clockwise until it stops.

Step 3: Feel The Burn

Next, inspect the burners and gas tubes to make sure they are not worn out, rusted or blocked. Replace if needed or clean with a pipe cleaner.

Step 4: Fire It Up

Do a gas check by turning all the burners up and press the igniter button on your grill. Be sure to check if there are any leaks. If your grill does not have a button, turn up the burners and use a long butane lighter to ignite the grill.

Step 5: Add Some Oil

Close the lid to let the temperature get hot and toasty. Wait 5 to 10 minutes to preheat before you add oil on the rack. Do not spray or drizzle oil directly from the container. Use a brush to evenly distribute oil over the grates to prevent sticking.

Step 6: Get Grilling

Check the temperature gauge until it reaches 450 to 550 degrees before you begin cooking. Finally, grab your favorite proteins and fresh veggies and get your grill on!

There you have it, folks! Follow these 6 steps to start your gas grill, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming an expert griller in no time. For a one-stop-shop, visit your local Sears Hometown Store for all your outdoor living needs. Don’t forget to bookmark this page for future reference!