Spring Cleaning the WG

Maintaining your Wilmington Grill in spring ensures it’s in top condition for the upcoming grilling season. Here’s a comprehensive maintenance checklist:

  1. Clean the Exterior: Check out our step-by-step instructional video here.
  2. Inspect the Burners: Check for blockages and clean them with a wire brush and ensure the burner holes are clear.
  3. Clean the Cooking Grates: Remove the grates and clean them thoroughly with a grill brush or grill stone. For stubborn grime, soak the grates in warm, soapy water before scrubbing.
  4. Check Ignition System: Test the ignition system to ensure it’s sparking properly. If it’s not, clean the igniter with a soft brush or replace it if necessary.
  5. Inspect Gas Connections: Check for any leaks or damage in the gas hoses and connections. Use a solution of soap and water to check for leaks – bubbles will form where there’s a leak. Replace any damaged hoses or connections.
  6. Check Propane Levels: Ensure your propane tank is filled or replace it if empty. It’s also a good idea to check for any signs of damage or rust on the tank itself.
  7. Inspect Ventilation Openings: Make sure all ventilation openings are clear of debris or insects. This ensures proper airflow for combustion and prevents overheating.
  8. Inspect Wheels and Handles: Check the wheels for smooth operation and the handles for stability. Lubricate any moving parts if necessary.
  9. Season the Grates: After cleaning, season the grates by coating them lightly with oil. This helps prevent food from sticking and improves the grill’s non-stick properties.
  10. Perform a Test Run: Before your first cookout, fire up the grill and let it run for a while to burn off any residual cleaning products and ensure everything is working correctly.

By following these maintenance steps, you can ensure your Wilmington Grill grill is clean, safe, and ready to deliver delicious grilled meals all season long!