How do I light a gas grill?

The first rule of lighting a gas grill is to always keep the lid raised while lighting. If you don't leave the lid open, the grill chamber will fill with gas and when you hit the ignition or stick in a match, you'll really, really spoil your party.
Another big rule is that if it is real windy, have someone hold up a shield of some kind or move the grill to an area where it is less windy to keep the wind from blowing out the flame or match. You don't want to use more gas than necessary when you're trying to get a match to light. Also, do not light or use in an enclosed area!

After you've memorized those big three rules, look at your grill's instruction manual and go through their steps to lighting the grill. If that doesn't work, or if you've lost your instruction manual follow these steps:

First, raise the lid of your gas grill. Second, turn on the gas at the propane tank. Next, turn on one of the gas burners on the grill. Then, press the auto light or ignition button if your grill has one.

That should do it. If it doesn't light, and there are holes in the bottom of your unit, then you can stick a match near the burner from that position. If not, then use a long match from the top. If that is not available, throw a match in near the burners.

After the grill is lit, turn on the other burners. Allow the entire grill to burn for about 5 to 10 minutes on high. This will burn off any remaining food and grease accumulations on the diffusers below. Once the smoke subsides and it appears to be burning smoother and cleaner, then you can turn the burners back down to low and you're ready for business.

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