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The Lowdown On Gas Grills
Shopping: Price matters. How good a grill do you want? Go ahead, get that bargain one, but most likely it's probably going to be sitting on the curb waiting for the garbage man in a season or two. Pool that annual grill budget and splurge on a better brand. A good-quality gas grill will be easier to maintain and will last longer, some even come with a lifetime warranty.

Set-up: Turn it on and let it run for an hour to burn off any oily residue left from the manufacturing process. Follow up with a spritz or two of a nonstick spray such as Pam and throw on the food.

Routine care: If you didn't clean it after the last use, now's the time to take a wire brush and knock off any leftover particles from the previous feast. It might take a little elbow grease, but it's still better than a sink full of pots and pans. And for heaven's sake, get a grill cover and use it. Protecting it will add years to the life of your grill.

Spring cleaning: Once a year, take the thing apart (scary, we know, but you want it to last, right? ) and give it a good scrub and inspection. Clean the briquettes and check the burners and cooking grids for rust. If there's a touch of rust, scrape it off. If there is substantial rust, it's time to shop for replacement parts or the decent grill you should have bought in the first place. Baked-on food clouding the cover? The secret is to spray on oven cleaner and hose the mess away.

Safety first: There's a rubber hose that runs from the tank to the barbecue pit. Gas grill owners should check it routinely to make sure Rover or another wayward critter hasn't punctured it. If you ever smell gas, shut the tank off immediately and have it checked out.