11 Jan 2023 | BBQs

How to Know It’s Time to Replace Your Grill

It’s around that time of the year again, and we know you can’t wait to get out your grill and fire up that barbie. There’s no better way to enjoy summer weather than with family and friends at a backyard barbecue, soaking up the sun and eating delicious food.

The only problem is you’ve had your grill for years now, and it’s looking like you might need a new one. So, how do you know when it’s time to get a new charcoal bbq grill?

Chipped Finishing

The finish on any grill will start chipping off due to being out in the sun for too long, how it’s stored when out of use, or due to the usual wear and tear. The high heat from the grill also leads to chipped finishing. Even special high-heat paints on the market will still wear off at some point. The purpose of the finishing is to protect the metal underneath which will start rusting once the paint wears off.

Excessive Rust

If you left the grill outside all year long, not properly covered, don’t be surprised to find it rusted. Rusted grates are dangerous for your food as ingesting it can cause health problems.

Cleaning excessive rust off your grill is difficult because a steel brush will remove the finish and a commercial rust remover may contain toxic chemicals that may be poisonous for your food. You can clean off a little rust easily with baking soda, but if it’s excessive, the grill’s got to go.

It’s Falling Apart

Let’s face it, like most things in life, every grill has a lifespan beyond which it is useless. The time will come when different parts aren’t working as they should. The grill stands may get weak, and the grate rods or the lid handle may break. Replacing these parts might not be easy because manufacturers phase out old models after a couple of years. So, the best options would be to replace your bbq grill.

It’s Outdated

Your grill might still be working just fine, but you feel like it’s time for something new especially if you’ve had it for several years. Newer models come with added features, better efficiency, and less stress. For example, the best models on the market now have a double-walled body that retains heat and moisture better.

They also come with removable steel ash catchers for ease of cleaning up and use two times-less charcoal than older models. You might have become an environmentalist along the way and prefer to grill your food in an eco-friendly way. Yes, biodegradable grills do exist. They are portable, disposable and you don’t need lighter fluid to turn them on.

It’s Time For A New Grill

If you have noticed any of the above signs, that grill has got to go. You can’t stop a grill from deteriorating however well you take care of it. You can extend its life by cleaning each time after grilling and covering it with a well-fitting quality cover. Also, keep checking on it during winter for any rust.

However, wear and tear will set in at some point and you’ll have to replace it. The advantage with superior quality brands is they give you a 10-year warranty and their grills can last even longer than that. If you are looking to replace your grill, give us a call on 02-9838-1300 or visit our website and we will help you make the right pick.

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