Portable Gas Grill Information
Portable Gas Grills Information
By Jennifer Waller
Portable gas grills are immensely useful products. They are quick to heat up, simple to use, and portable enough for tailgating or camping trips. This utilitarian product has become quite popular in recent years.
Gas grills use either propane or natural gas as the fuel. Since they do not rely upon charcoal (which must be lit, burned and allowed to smolder), gas grills are quick to attain the appropriate temperature for cooking meat. Typically, the fuel is routed through a tube underneath a rack of grills and burned as it exits from tiny holes in the tube.
Many portable gas grills have lighter features that ignite the gas at the push of a button. If this feature is not available, a lit match will suffice. Once the grill racks have heated up, meat can be laid across them for cooking. The gas grill temperature and be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the rate of fuel flow, usually accomplished with the turn of a dial or knob on the grill’s control panel. To aid in choosing the right temperature, most modern grills come with a thermometer attached to the lid.
Cleaning a portable gas grill is simple and should be done after each use of the grill. Usually, a wire metal brush is scrubbed across the grill rack to clean off any leftover meat. In the case of ceramic grill racks, a special brush is needed to clean the racks so that they do not become scratched or destroyed. When the gas tank is empty, they can be removed and exchanged for a full cylinder at many gas stations and camping supply stores.