With the shiny new grills lined up at major brand stores and shopping malls, coveting is only natural. However, if concerns about the budget are stopping you, there might be an alternate smarter way to enjoy the gas grill experience. Restoring old gas grills is a new trend nowadays with most urban homeowners. Here are three ways to help you restore and repair a gas grill that is already in your backyard in to an almost spanking new version.
Rigorous cleaning protocol
Gas grills collect soot and ashes with every cook. It is only natural that the biggest problem with an old grill will be the years of cleaning pending on it. Start by using a strong vacuum to Hoover out any loose debris and ashes from the surface. Use a wire brush for dry hard scrubbing. Repeat the session with the vacuum to take away more of the loosened debris. Then use a vinegar soap solution and a wire brush to be rigorous about the finishing.
Upgrading with a surface makeover
It is not hard to figure out a gas grill repair, if you are used to the machine. The consummate grill owner would know the difference between the low-end stamped porcelain surface and the high-end iron grates. However, choose somewhere in between with stainless steel grates to keep the maintenance to a minimum. With iron grates, you should clean and re-oil them after every cook.
Painting for the smooth finish
Finally, the finishing touch should come with the exterior makeover of the grill. It is important to get professional opinion at this point because using any other paint than ones specifically targeted for this purpose, might be hazardous. Also, make sure to use a high temperature resistant, black spray paint version for an even finish. Only paint on the exteriors and do not bother with the interiors because the surface will never be smooth enough to hold a coat of paint.