Gas grills are pretty low maintenance, but about once a year you should remove the grates, drip plates and burners to clean off the dirt and grease that invariably build up. This will add years to the life of your grill and keep it performing at its best. Between times you’ll want to wipe the outside surfaces with a soft cloth and warm soapy water before rinsing with clear water and drying thoroughly. Clean the bottom tray, or drip pan, frequently to get rid of grease that could cause flare ups. It’s easier to remove food residue from cooking grates before it dries, so do that with a grill brush or crumpled aluminum foil as soon as you finish cooking…but before the grill cools. Now, enjoy your Labor Day Cook out.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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