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Outdoor LP Gas Barbecue Grill
Model No. GBC1273SP
Operating Instructions (continued)
Operating Infrared Sear Burner
First Use
1. Make sure all labels, packaging and protective films have been removed from the grill.
2. Remove manufacturing oils before cooking on this grill for the first time by operating the grill
for at least 15 minutes on (HIGH) with the lid closed. This will “heat clean” the internal parts
and dissipate odors.
Lighting
WCAUTION: Keep outdoor gas cooking appliance area clear and free
from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and
liquids.
WCAUTION: Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air.
WCAUTION: Check and clean burner/venturi tubes for insects and insect
nests. A clogged tube can lead to a fire beneath the grill.
WCAUTION: Attempting to light the burner with the lid closed may cause
an explosion.
1. Open lid.
2. Make sure there are no obstructions of airflow to
the burners. Spiders and insects can nest within
and clog the burner/venturi tube at the orifice. A
clogged burner tube can lead to a fire beneath the
appliance.
3. All control knobs must be in the “ OFF” position
(Figure 3).
4. Connect LP gas tank per “Installing LP Gas Tank”
section.
5. Turn LP gas tank valve to “OPEN.”
6. Select burner to light. Push and turn control knob
to (HIGH). The burner should light. Repeat up to
three times.
Note: Infrared Burner should turn red after 2 to 3 minutes.
7. If ignition does not occur in 5 seconds, turn burner control knob “ OFF,” wait 5 minutes,
and repeat lighting procedure.
8. If igniter does not light burner, use a lit match secured with the lighting rod provided to
light burners manually. Access the burners through the cooking grid and heat plates.
Position the lit match near side of the burner (Figure 7).
Important: Always use the lighting rod provided when lighting burners with a match.
9. After lighting, observe the burner flame, make sure all burner ports are lit and flame height
matches illustration (Figure 5).
Note: Each burner lights independently - repeat steps 5-9 for the other burners.
CAUTION: If burner flame goes out during operation, immediately turn
the control knobs to the (OFF) position, turn the LP gas tank valve to
“CLOSED” and open lid to let the gas clear for 5 minutes before re-
lighting.
Turning Off
1. Turn LP gas tank valve to “CLOSED.”
2. Turn all control knobs clockwise to the “ OFF” position.
Note: A “poof” sound is normal as the last of the LP gas is burned.
3. Disconnect LP gas tank per “Disconnect LP Gas Tank” instructions.
Operating Side Burner
NOTE: Side burner can be used while main burners are operating.
Never use side burner as a grill.
WCAUTION: Maximum load for sideburner and side shelf is 33 lbs.
WCAUTION: Using pots larger than 6 quarts in capacity could exceed
weight limit of the side burner shelf, resulting in failure of grill cart
components.
WCAUTION: DO NOT lean on the side burner shelf.
Lighting
1. Open lid. Attempting to light the burner with the lid closed may cause an explosion!
2. Make sure there are no obstructions of airflow to the burner. Spiders and insects can nest
within and clog the burner/venturi tube at the orifice. A clogged burner tube can lead to a fire
beneath the appliance.
3. Control knob must be in the “ OFF” position
(Figure 7).
4. Connect LP gas tank per “Installing LP Gas Tank” section.
5. Turn LP gas tank valve to “OPEN.”
6. Select burner to light. Push and turn control knob to (HIGH). The burner should light. Repeat
up to three times.
7. If ignition does not occur in 5 seconds, turn burner control knob “ OFF,” wait 5 minutes and
repeat lighting procedure.
8. If igniter does not light burner, use a lit match secured with the lighting rod provided to light
burner manually. Position the lit match near side of the burner (Figure 8).
9. After lighting, observe the burner flame, make sure all burner ports are lit and flame height
matches illustration (Figure 5).
Note: Each burner lights independently - repeat steps
5-9 for the other burners.
CAUTION: If burner flame goes out
during operation, immediately turn the
control knobs to the (OFF) position,
turn the LP gas tank valve to “CLOSED”
and open lid to let the gas clear for 5
minutes before re-lighting.
Turning Off
1. Turn LP gas tank valve to “CLOSED.”
2. Turn all control knobs clockwise to the “ OFF” position.
Note: A “poof” sound is normal as the last of the LP gas is burned.
3. Disconnect LP gas tank per “Disconnect LP Gas Tank” instructions.
Direct Cooking
CAUTION: Do not leave grill unattended while preheating, cooking or burning
off food residue on (HIGH). If grill has not been cleaned, a grease fire can
occur.
Cooking directly over lit burners is ideal for searing in juices and grilling food requiring less than
25 minutes of grilling time, such as steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken parts, vegetables
and fruit.
1. Open lid and ignite the desired burner(s) per “Lighting Instructions” section.
2. Close lid and preheat grill on (HIGH).
3. Wear protective gloves, and use long handle tongs to place food onto cooking grids above
the lit burners.
4. Adjust controls to desired flame height.
5. With lid open or closed, cook until desired internal food temperatures are achieved.
6. Turn grill OFF per “Turning Off” instructions.
For more tips on direct cooking please see “Tips for Better Cookouts and Longer Grill Life.”
Indirect Cooking
CAUTION: Do not leave grill unattended while preheating, cooking or burning
off food residue on (HIGH). If grill has not been cleaned, a grease fire can
occur.
Not cooking directly over lit burners is ideal for slow cooking and foods requiring more than 25
minutes such as most roasts, loins, chops, whole chickens, turkey, fish and baked goods.
1. Open lid and ignite the desired burner(s) per “Lighting Instructions” section.
2. Close lid and preheat grill on (HIGH).
3. Wear protective gloves, and use long handle tongs to place food onto cooking grids above
the un-lit burners.
4. Adjust controls to desired flame height.
5. With lid closed, cook until desired internal food temperatures are achieved.
6. Turn grill OFF per “Turning Off” instructions.
For more tips on indirect cooking please see “Tips for Better Cookouts and Longer Grill Life.”
Controlling Flare-ups
WCAUTION: Putting out grease fires by closing the lid is not possible.
1. If a grease fire develops, turn knobs “ OFF” and LP gas tank valve
“CLOSED.” Do not use water on a grease fire. This can cause the
grease to splatter and could result in serious burns, bodily harm
or other damage.
2. Do not leave grill unattended while preheating or burning off food
residue on (HIGH). If grill has not been cleaned, a grease fire can
occur that may damage the product.
WWARNING: When cooking, fire extinguishing materials shall be
readily accessible. In the event of an oil/grease fire. Use type BC dry
chemical fire extinguisher or smother with dirt, sand or baking soda.
Do not attempt to extinguish with water.
Flare-ups are a part of cooking meats on a grill, and adds to the unique flavor of grilling.
Excessive flare-ups can over-cook your food and cause a dangerous situation for you
and your grill.
Important: Excessive flare-ups result from the build-up of grease in the bottom of your grill.
If a grease fire occurs, close the turn AND lid the control knob(s) to “ OFF,” until the grease
burns out. Use caution when opening the lid as sudden flare-ups may occur.
If excessive flare-ups occur, DO NOT pour water onto the flames.
Minimize Flare-ups:
1. Trim excess fat from meats prior to cooking.
2. Cook high fat contents meats on (LOW) setting or indirectly.
3. Ensure that your grill is on a hard, level, non-combustible surface and the grease is
allowed to drain into grease cup.
Figure 6
Burner
Flame Slight
Yellow
Slight
Blue
Dark
Blue
Figure 7
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