Natural Gas Grilling Beginner? Learn How to Grill Like a Pro

Gas Grill Tips,


30 July, 2021

If natural gas is already powering your home, hooking up a natural gas line to your grill is as easy as 1,2,3. While National Grilling Month is this month (July), grilling season can be whenever you want it to be. Check out this article to learn how to work a gas grill, and how to improve your beginner grilling status. But if you’re still having doubts, we also have provided you with more reasons on why you should make the switch below.

Why Should You Switch To a Natural Gas Grill?

  • Heat up quickly- There’s no need to wait for the grill to heat up. All you have to do is simply turn on the grill and watch it possibly heat up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit within seconds. 
  • Less maintenance- Ever ran out of propane gas in the middle of grilling? With a natural gas grill, you’ll never have to worry about this. It will always be available as long as you pay your gas bill.
  • Lighter emissions released- Using our Carbon Offset Green Gas option, is a great alternative and greener way to host warm-weather cookouts. 

How do Natural Gas Grills Work?

  • Before grilling:

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Depending on what you’ll be grilling, be sure to gather everything you’ll need to prepare. Such as if you’re cooking burgers and hotdogs, you’ll need tongs, a spatula, mitts, etc.

  • Starting grill:

Of course, you start by opening the grill, but then you need to evaluate the gas hose to be sure there’s no damage. If it passes the inspection, rotate the gas valve to open, and turn a burner to high or press the ignite button. (Tip: If the igniter doesn’t spark, some grills allow you to light them manually with a long match.)

After the grill is on, close the lid to allow preheating for 10-15 minutes.

  • Cooking on the grill:

Once the grill is preheated, clean off any previous debris that may be left on the grilling grate. This can be done using a wooden brush, aluminum foil, or a grill scraper. 

If you have an issue with food sticking, try using tongs to glide a napkin soaked with vegetable oil on the hot grate before putting your food on it. Also, if you want your food to have room for rearranging, arrange it on the grill evenly so your food isn't overcrowded.

  • After grilling:

After your food is cooked to your desire, remove it from the grill, and place it on a plate covered loosely with foil.  While you're waiting for your delicious grilled food to cool:

  • Switch the knobs to off
  • Rotate the valve back to closed
  • After the grill is cooled, be sure to close the lid until your next grilling session.

Tips to Grill Like a Pro:

  • Cooking with indirect heat is heat on both sides of the grill or the side. If you’re cooking large meat, use this method. Meats such as roast, or ribs will sit over the unlit part of the grill.
  • Cooking with direct heat, the fire is directly under the meat. Use this method for small meats that cook in 20 minutes, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks, etc.
  • Season or marinate meat in advance to grilling.
  • If possible, try to turn the food on the grill only once or less often.
  • Refrain from opening the lid of the grill frequently.

Grilling like a pro doesn't happen overnight, but we’re here to help and coach you along the way. After using these tips, you’re no longer a beginner. Try grilling more often, as practice makes perfect and saves energy. In addition, you can also save energy by powering your grill with our Green Gas, click here to get started!

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