• Inspect hardware and assembled parts on a regular basis to insure grill is in safe working condition.
• ALWAYS allow grill to cool completely before handling.
• ALWAYS empty ash can after use only when ashes have completely cooled. This will help prolong
ash can life.
• Clean grill, including special surfaces such as cooking grates with mild cleaning agents. Wipe outside of
grill with damp rag. DO NOT use oven cleaner.
• ALWAYS cover and store cold grill in a protected area.
• Indoor storage of grill is permissible only if the charcoal has burned to a complete ash AND is cold.
Remember to remove cold ashes before storing.
• Grill is made of steel and may rust over time. If rusting occurs on outside surfaces, clean area with sand
paper or steel wool, then cover with heat resistant paint, except for stainless steel parts.
• If rusting occurs on the inside surface of grill, clean area with sandpaper or steel wool, then coat with
cooking oil, except for stainless steel parts.
• NEVER USE PAINT ON INSIDE SURFACES OF GRILL.
Seasoning will prevent rust and food from sticking. Season by applying a thin coating of solid vegetable
shortening over the entire surface. Place cooking grate in grill and allow to heat for 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Grate is now ready to use. Frequent re-seasoning prevents rusting. If rust occurs, clean with a steel brush. Reapply vegetable shortening and heat as indicated above.
Q. When can I put my meat on the grill?
Grill is ready for use when charcoal is ashed over and no visible flames are present.
Q. How long will the briquets stay hot?
If cooking for more than 30 to 40 minutes, additional briquets must be added to the fire. Add 10 or 12 briquets to the outer edge of the fire immediately after it has been spread. Once these coals become 80% ashed over, add to the center of the fire as needed to maintain constant cooking temperature. Read all instructions and warnings on charcoal bag.
Q. Can adjusting the air damper on my grill make a difference?
Dampers on a covered grill are usually left open. This allows oxygen into the grill, increasing the temperature of the coals. Regulate the grill temperature by adjusting the air dampers. Closing them (either partially or
completely) may help to "cool down" a fire that is too hot.