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95Z71 02-11-2007 07:07 AM

New grill I bought - need help
 
Hi, i happened to stumble across this forum and i think it's great!!!

I bought a new brinkman gas grill at walmart last week (198.00) which i thought was a good deal. It's a 3 burner at 45,000 btu's and a side burner at 13,500.

My problem is that it does not seem to do as good of job as i thought it would. I've cooked on gas grills before with no such problems.

Does the cooking grates have anything to do with how the food looks and taste? It has porcelin stainless steel grates if that helps. Just not sure if it's me or the grill. :chef:
thanks

JohnL 02-11-2007 11:20 AM

Welcome 95Z!
You'll like it here, lot's of great info.
Could you please elaborate on the problems that you're experiencing?
I don't think the grates would hurt anything.

Candocook 02-11-2007 05:40 PM

Your burner may need to be adjusted--the flame should show blue flame,not yellow.
Your BTUs are pretty good. Let it heat up very hot before putting the food on.

95Z71 02-11-2007 09:19 PM

Don't know how to really elaborate on the grill. Guess i just need more practice.

My grill is showing a blue flame when cooking. Btw how do you adjust it just i case i need to?

On a onther note, what type of grate does everyone prefer?

Katie H 02-11-2007 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by 95Z71
On a onther note, what type of grate does everyone prefer?

Hi 95...,

We have a new, well it's a year old, gas grill that has the porcelain/enamel-coated grill grate. Love it. Much prefer that to any other type. It's so easy to clean. I usually clean ours after every use.

If we've grilled something with a sugary-based sauce, I remove the grate, put it into a plastic trash bag and spray it with oven cleaner. Seal the bag and let it sit overnight. By morning, the grate can be easily cleaned to look just like new.

Enjoy your grill. It can become your second stove, especially during the warmer months when you don't want to heat the kitchen up.

Floyd 04-21-2008 11:45 PM

I had a Brinkman that cost about the same and I had problems getting it to heat. I eventually replaced the hose/regulator, bypassing the side burner and it worked just fine after that. For the money it's not a bad grill but I've heard they can be hard to get parts for.

bowlingshirt 04-22-2008 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by 95Z71 (Post 399170)

On a onther note, what type of grate does everyone prefer?

I have cast iron on mine...does a nice job of soaking up heat and giving you a nice sizzle when you put food on, and it has developed it's own slick surface.

Could you elaborate what problems you are having with your grill?

GB 04-22-2008 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by bowlingshirt (Post 591691)
Could you elaborate what problems you are having with your grill?

I doubt you are going to get an answer bowlingshirt. This user has not logged on in over a year.

bowlingshirt 04-22-2008 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by GB (Post 591726)
I doubt you are going to get an answer bowlingshirt. This user has not logged on in over a year.

LOL, I didn't see where the poster above me bumped an old thread. :glare:

Floyd 04-22-2008 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by bowlingshirt (Post 591815)
LOL, I didn't see where the poster above me bumped an old thread. :glare:

OOP! my bad. I'm a newbie here and I'm still trying to figure out how this all works. My old Brinkman now sulks unused and uncovered waiting for the next yard sale. It's a tankless affair now that I've taken up with my gleaming, stainless mistriss. The lord knows I've tried to make it work but these new models with their searing burners and accesories galore were to much to resist. :lol:

GB 04-22-2008 11:20 AM

No harm done Floyd (and welcome to the site!). I just didn't want bowlingshirt getting discouraged when the original poster did not answer his question :wink:

pacanis 04-22-2008 11:37 AM

I was kinda curious what problems they were having, too :lol:
I'll have to remember to check the dates on what I read :wacko:

Floyd 04-22-2008 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by pacanis (Post 591854)
I was kinda curious what problems they were having, too :lol:
I'll have to remember to check the dates on what I read :wacko:

I can tell you that I had a problem with the ignighter almost right away then the hose and regulator on my Brinkman. I replaced it and bypassed the side burner and the thing started working again. I bought a Tec last month and really like it so far. Three times the $$ though. :wacko:


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