- Thursday, April 15, 2010
Gas grills use lava rocks, which come with the grill. The rocks are heated by the gas flame and cook like charcoal.
- Keeping the rocks clean is about the only task you'll have with a gas grill. If there is a buildup of grease on the rocks you will have flare-ups during cooking which can burn the food. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning or replacing the lava rocks.
- A good habit to develop is to turn the burner to high for five minutes after you're finished cooking to help burn off grease and other drippings.
- Occasionally rearrange and turn the lava rocks so heating and cleaning is more even.
- Replace the lava rocks when they don't look clean, and start to break apart. Do not stack lava racks. They should be only one layer deep on the grate.