Most households in the United States have some type of grill, or barbecue. Most of these grills will last a long time, but when something goes wrong, they just replace them. Most of the components for these grills can be replaced with new parts.
Charcoal grills will need the least maintenance; they typically need new coal grates and metal cooking grills. Gas grills need more parts because they have many more components that wear down over time. Replacement parts for a gas barbecue include burners, valves, and the electric striker with valves and heat shields.
Here are some of the main parts of a grill;
The burners are where all your heat comes from. They have been designed to cook or grill. The tank has pressure with a valve on the top of it. Attached to the valve is a high-pressure hose that goes to the grills on and off valve. The burner is a hollow pipe with the gas inlet and outlet ports, each will have their own separate control. Most grills have two burners, and there are smaller grills with only one.
Most burners on a gas grill are round burners. They have high-end grills that have up to four burners on them. The high-end grills are made of cast iron, and some are even stainless steelP.
Stainless steel grills and parts will last a lot longer than metal or aluminum grills do.
The surface where you will be grilling your food on is the grate. Most of these will be stainless steel coated, so your food doesn’t stick while you are cooking; some high-end grates even come with no stick on them. When this need to be replaced, you will see the stainless steel coating will start to rust, or they get bent from taken them out over and over to clean them.
Rock grates or heat shield
The heat shield is the part that fits over the rocks that sits right above the burner. This stops the drippings that comes off of what you are grilling from hitting the burner and causing it to smoke or even catch fire. This part is made out of steel; it has to stand the most heat.
The heat shield is designed to stop the heat from making the tank get hot. It fits just under the bbq to reflect the heat.