Bull BBQ Cleaning and Maintenance
WHEN AND HOW SHOULD I CLEAN MY BULL GRILL?
CLEANING YOUR BULL COOKING GRIDS
After cooking or letting your Bull Grill warm up, turn all the control knobs to “OFF” and let your Bull BBQ Grill cool before attempting to clean your cooking grids. Before first use and periodically it is suggested that you wash the cooking grids in a mild soap and warm water solution. You can use a washcloth soaked in vegetable oil or a stiff wire brush to clean your cooking grids.
CLEANING THE BULL FLAME TAMERS & HEAT SHIELDS
Washing the Bull flame tamers & heat shields after every use is not necessary but periodically it is suggested you wash them in a soap and warm water solution. Use a wire brush to remove stubborn burned on cooking residue. Dry the flame tamers & heat shields thoroughly before you reinstall them in the cooking insert.
CLEANING YOUR BULL BURNERS
IMPORTANT: Gas control knobs should be in the “OFF” position, and fuel line should be disconnected from gas valve manifold. To reduce the chance of FLASHBACK, the procedure below should be followed at least once a month or when your grill has not been used for an extended period of time.
1. Remove burners from grill by carefully lifting each burner up and away from gas valve orifice.
2. Wire brush entire outer surface of burner to remove food residue and dirt. Clean any clogged ports with a stiff wire brush or an open paper clip.
3. Inspect the burner for damage (cracks or holes) and if such damage is found, order and install a new burner.
4. After installation, check to insure that gas valve orifices are correctly placed inside ends of burner tubes. Also check position of spark electrode.
CLEANING YOUR BULL GREASE TRAY
The grease tray should be emptied and wiped down periodically and washed in a mild detergent and warm water solution.
ANNUAL CLEANING OF YOUR BULL GRILL HOUSING
Burning-off the Bull grill after every cookout for 5-10 minutes will keep it ready for instant use. However, periodically the grill should be given an entire thorough cleaning to ensure optimal performance.
1. Shut off gas supply at source and disconnect fuel line from gas valve manifold. Protect fuel line fitting.
2. Remove and clean (as explained above) the cooking grids, flame tamers and burners.
3. Remove warming rack and wash with mild detergent and warm water.
4. Cover the gas valve orifices with a piece of aluminum foil.
5. Brush the inside and bottom of the grill with a stiff wire brush, and wash down with a mild soap and warm water solution. Rinse thoroughly and let dry.
6. Remove aluminum foil from orifices and check orifices for obstruction.
7. Check electrode as instructed on page 10.
8. Replace flame tamers, cooking grids, and warming rack.
9. Reconnect to gas source and observe burner flame for correct operation.
IMPORTANT: You should NOT line the bottom of the grill housing with aluminum foil, sand or any other grease absorbent substance. Grease will not be able to drip down into grease collector and a grease fire could occur.
BULL STAINLESS STEEL CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Stainless steel is a corrosion resistant chromium/nickel alloy steel that is both durable as well as strong with an outstanding luster. The goal of your cleaning and maintenance routine should be to keep the stainless steel’s protective chromium oxide layer intact. This is what prevents corrosion. Contrary to popular belief, stainless steel is NOT rustproof, especially in the environment of a swimming pool. Chlorine, bromine, some fertilizers and other elements are extremely caustic chemicals for stainless steel. These chemicals combined with heat and humidity greatly increase the corrosiveness of these chemicals. Regular cleaning is the best way to prevent corrosion and add years of enjoyment to your Bull stainless steel products.
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO USE YOUR BULL BBQ COVER WHEN YOUR BULL GRILL IS NOT IN USE AND ONLY ONCE YOUR BULL GRILL HAS COOLED DOWN. THE COVER WILL KEEP YOUR GRILL LOOKING LIKE NEW FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.
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