All About Ribs

How to buy them, how to cook them, what to serve with them—and how to clean up after them.
  • Minute 1:Make sure that all dials are in the off position. While the grill is slightly warm, turn off and disconnect the propane tank.
  • Minute 2:Wearing work gloves, remove the grates and the metal plates under them. Place in a bucket of hot water mixed with dish soap.
  • Minutes 3 and 4:Loosely cover the heating elements with a big piece of foil to protect them. With the grill brush, scrub the underside of the hood. (That residue that looks like peeling paint is actually a harmless buildup of carbon from grease and smoke.)
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