Cooking baskets and skewers let you cook smaller foods such as chopped-up veggies without worrying about food falling into the fire. Can cookers hold beverage cans over which a whole chicken can be placed upright. And grill woks can make fast work of stir-fries.
Keep your grill clean when not in use—but don't put a cover on it before it has cooled off. Typically made from vinyl or polyesters, covers let moisture out but not in. Look for breathable fabrics with vents that allow airflow. Drawstrings or some other attachment will keep the cover in place.
Place your grill in a low-traffic, well-ventilated area away from buildings, dry leaves or brush. Use a fireproof mat under your grill. Carbon-monoxide buildup can be dangerous, so never grill in a garage or other enclosed area.
care & maintenance.
Clean your grill grate after each use for best results. Charcoal grills require a little extra work—you'll need to dispose of the ashes. Do a deep clean before you store your grill at the end of the season. For more maintenance and troubleshooting information, check manufacturer's instructions.