First Time Use
Read your Assembly Manual and ensure the grill is put together
properly. Remove all Point-of-Purchase advertising material from
all grill surfaces before first use. We recommend operating your
grill on its highest setting for 15-20 minutes prior to your first use.
This aids in removing the oils used during manufacturing.
Lava Rock / Briquettes
This gas grill has been designed, engineered, and tested to be
used with flame tamers or heat distribution plates to provide
more even heating, improve the cleaning process, and reduce
flare-ups. The addition of after market lava rocks, charcoal, or
briquettes of any type will cause poor combustion and increase
the likelihood of a grease fire, and is not recommended. Using
briquettes, lava rock, or charcoal in this grill will void your
warranty. For extra smoke flavor, we recommend using a
smoker box with wood chips.
Temperature - Convective Grills ONLY.
The temperature gauge in the hood of your new grill measures
air temperature. The air temperature inside your grill will never
be as hot as the temperature at the cooking surface.
Note: Since 1995, all regulators (the part that attaches to the gas
tank to regulate the flow of gas) have included a safety feature
that restricts gas flow in the event of a gas leak. You can
inadvertently activate this safety feature without having a gas
leak. This typically occurs when you turn on the gas using the
grill control knob before you turn on the LP tank valve. If the gas
regulator safety feature activates, the grill will only reach
temperatures between 250°F and 300°F even with all burners on
the high setting.
If your grill is not getting hotter than 250°F to 300°F these
steps should be taken first to reset the gas regulator safety
1. Open the grill lid.
2. Turn off all knobs on the control panel in front.
3. Turn off the tank knob.
4. Disconnect the regulator from the LP tank.
5. Wait 30 seconds.
6. Reconnect the regulator to the LP tank.
7. Slowly open the LP tank knob all the way. Do not put
excessive force on the valve at the full open position to avoid
damaging the valve.
8. Turn on the appropriate control knob and light the grill per the
An illustration of this process is included in this Product Guide.
See Troubleshooting section for additional information.
Pre-Heating Your Grill
Just like your home oven, your grill should be pre-heated to
provide optimum performance. Pre-heat the grill on high for 10-
15 minutes – longer if weather conditions require. Please refer to
the lighting instructions inside the Product Guide if you have
questions about how to light your grill. A match-light chain and
hole is provided for your convenience.
GRILLING GUIDE – Getting Started