Did you know that when you're cooking on a gas grill, you're not cooking with direct heat from the gas flame? You are actually using radiant heat from your grill's heat disperser to cook your food.
All gas bbq grills must have heat dispersal of some type to function properly. Traditional grill designs use lava rock or briquettes held over the burner with a metal grate. Many contemporary grills use porcelain-coated or stainless steel plates to accomplish this function. Some gas bbqs even use pre-formed ceramic plates or rods. Regardless of the style, make sure your grill's heat dispersal system is intact to ensure proper cooking, protect your burner from drippings, and add extra grilled flavor to your food!
How do you determine which type of heat dispersal your grill uses?
What if you don't have your grill model number? Here are a few steps to determining the correct heat dispersal replacement for your grill:
Still no luck determining which replacement parts you need? Call us! We want to help you keep your grill in your backyard and out of a landfill. We would be happy to help you through the process of measuring your old parts and finding the right replacements!
- First, open your grill and remove the cooking grid. This will allow you to see the heat dispersal system in your grill.
- Your grill will have one of three of the following systems:
- Stainless steel or porcelain coated plates. You might have one for the entire grill, one per burner, or a set of plates.
- A wire rack or grid (rock grate) that holds up rocks or pressed briquettes.
- A set of 6 or 8 rectangular ceramic bricks or a set of tubular ceramic radiants.
- Click on the picture above that matches your heat dispersal system and use your dimensions to determine which one will fit in your grill.
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