You see them at the curb all the time: gas grills left for the trash haulers. In some cases, all the grill needs is a little refurbishing. When money is tight, consider asking your neighbor to hand over the discarded grill so you can work some magic on it. The smell of your burgers wafting over the fence will make him or her jealous about donating the grill to you.
You will need:
Step 1: Turn off the gas supply to the grill. Disconnect the propane tank from the grill.
Step 2: Remove the burner cover bars and cooking grates from the grill. Soak them in warm water and clean them with a scouring pad. If they are deeply pitted, replace them.
Step 3: Remove the warming rack and clean it with warm water and a scouring pad. If the rack is beyond cleaning or is damaged, replace it.
Step 4: Inspect the burner assembly. If it is salvageable, clean and scrub it. If not, replace it. Use a small, sharp tool to remove any clogs from burner holes.
Step 5: Use a putty knife to scrape the interior and hood of the grill.
Step 6: Spray the interior with the degreasing cleaner and allow this to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse out the inside of the grill with water from the hose.
Step 7: Scrub off remaining residue with the scouring pad, rinsing and repeating as necessary. Allow the grill to dry.
Step 8: Reassemble the grill and reconnect the gas supply. Test each button and function and repair or replace anything that is malfunctioning.