Charcoal & Gas Grill Cleaning & Maintenance

Whether you’re cooking with one of our charcoal grills or a natural gas grill, one thing remains the same, regular cleaning & maintenance is necessary for proper grilling. To ensure your grill is running safely, you’ll need the following materials:

  • Rags or paper towels
  • Cooking oil
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Wire brush
  1. Brush off any debris with a wire brush off of the flame tamers. Flame tamers cover the burners. Once you’re done cleaning, make sure not to put any oil on the flame tamers.
  2. As you remove the flame tamers, make sure you are checking the tube, u-shape, flat & cast burners. If you have clogged burners, it can lead to uneven cooking or early burner failure. To remove any food particles or grease, scrub burners with a wire brush. If you’re cleaning ceramic burners, you need to treat them differently as they are delicate. To remove grease & food, turn burners on for 10 min & use tweezers to remove any large pieces of debris.
  3. With the different types of grills, come different ways to clean the cooking gates.
  • Gas grills-Before you begin cleaning, make sure your burners are turned off. Grill stones will remove any excess residue & don’t require any water. Once the cooking grates are cleaned, spray them with cooking oil.
  • Charcoal grills-While the grill is still hot, clean all of the surfaces. You can use a grill brush that distributes water or splash water on the brush to steam-clean the grates.
  • Cast iron grates-To prevent rusting, use a vegetable oil after cleaning.
  • Chrome wire gates-Use a vegetable oil after cleaning to avoid rusting.

4. Before you grill, you should be checking your fuel line for any cracks. To check your lines, use soapy water on the connections. While the gas is running, if bubbles form, you’ll need to tighten your connections or replace the line.

5. You want to make sure you are cleaning the venturi tubes. These tubes mix air & gas & deliver to the burners. If not cleared, venturi tubes will not work correctly. Spiders & insects like to make these tubes into their homes, which is why any small obstruction can become a fire hazard. To clean venturi tubes, remove the burner & clean with soap & water. Using a wire brush, clean the holes & replace when dry.

For more information on grills or to purchase one, contact Beach Sales at 781-284-0130.

Allergy Season 2015

Scratchy eyes? Runny nose? Those who suffer from allergies know the feeling, and you’re definitely not alone; many have said the 2015 allergy season has been the worst they’ve ever experienced.ac3

Allergy experts have issued a two word warning to us all: “pollen tsunami”. With more blooming flowers and branches, pollen will be everywhere, collecting on top of cars and in clumps coating the ground.

Usually pollen hits us in the early spring, but with the long, brutal winter we had, it has started hitting allergy sufferers now; it may be late, but pollen has returned, with vengeance!

Allergy researchers say that because of climate change, allergy season will last longer than ever before, and it is predicted that by 2040, pollen levels will be twice the levels they were at in early 2000’s.

Solution? Well, we aren’t doctors, but we do have one solution to help alleviate your allergy symptoms: keep your windows closed! Yes, when it’s beautiful out, opening your windows is a great idea, unless you’re one of the millions who suffer from pollen allergies; in this case, leave you windows closed and crank up that AC unit of yours.

Don’t have an AC? Not to worry, here at Beach Sales, we have a huge selection of AC’s of all sizes that will keep your home cool during the warmer months!ac1

Some of the AC brands we sell include:

Yes, this year’s allergy season has been one of the worst in our lifetime; one of the ways to help ease the suffering in the comfort of your own home is to keep the windows shut, and to crank up the AC to keep cool!

For more information about our AC systems, please feel free to give Beach Sales a call at 781-284-0130.

Spring Clean Your Refrigerator

Spring time is here and while you’re cleaning the house, don’t forget to hit the fridge; between spills and expired products, your fridge could use a good cleaning.

Between splattered chili, and old spilt milk, the odor and look of your fridge is probably not very pleasant; not to mention the bacteria and odor from these splats and spills can spread through other compartments and foods throughout your fridge.

To avoid this stomach turning event, here are some tips to quickly and effectively clean out your fridge this spring season:

When To Tackle The Job

Make sure to choose a day when your fridge isn’t very full, so probably the day before you would typically go grocery shopping.

When you find a day, switch off the power, for safety reasons and start cleaning!

Cleaning Kit Handy

You should have a cleaning kit handy, located right next to the fridge; this will help clean up messes and spills that happen immediately. Cleaning up spills before they dry will save you scrubbing and scraping duty in the long run.

Organize Your Food

While cleaning, why not organize your food? This will help keep all food and products visible, leaving “no man” behind, or in this case, food won’t be pushed to the back of the fridge where they will spill and be forgotten for weeks to come!

When organizing your food, do some research on the best location to pack certain foods; for example you shouldn’t pack onions next to apples, as apples get overwhelmed by the strong scent of the onions. Using containers and putting each category of food into that container will help organize your fridge significantly. Also, be sure to store fish and other foods that spoil easily into coolers.

Placing Removable Parts into Tub Filled with Water & Baking Soda

Place removable parts, like shelves and draws into a sink filled with water and baking soda; we recommend filling the tub with baking soda instead of liquid soap, because some people have claimed that some residue of the soap remained on the shelves, altering the taste of their food.

Take a Top to Bottom Approach

While tackling the task of cleaning your fridge, you should start from the top and work your way down; that way dirty water from the top won’t trickle down onto surfaces below that were already cleaned.

Tips for a Healthy & Lean BBQ Season

Believe it or not, warm weather is on its way; a fact all New Englanders need to hear after a brutal 2015 winter season. Here at Beach Sales, we sell a variety of gas and charcoal grills with big names, for great prices to help you welcome the warm weather!MEODEUTBYILM

To help you prepare for the BBQ season, here are a few grilling tips to help you have a healthier cookout:

  1. Add bold ingredients to sauces and marinades. You can add flavor to your food without adding too many calories.
  2. Marinate your chicken or meat using sealable plastic bags. Place the chicken or whatever you’re grilling into a large bag, place that bag of food into a bowl, and sprinkle the marinade on top of the food. Once you’re done marinating, place the bag in the fridge until you’re ready to grill.
  3. A small amount of sweet ingredients is all you need; sweet ingredients can include sugar, fruit juice, honey, etc. adding a small amount of these ingredients will help increase the flavor of your sauce or marinades. If you add too much of this ingredient, not only are the sodium levels high, but they could cause the meat or chicken to burn.
  4. Grill some vegetables! For some reason, grilled vegetables seem to taste better, than vegetables cooked any other way, and they are good for you, too! When grilling vegetables, you don’t have to worry about overcooking them, as you do with various types of meat.
  5. Take all of the skin off when grilling chicken. Most of the fat from the chicken comes from the skin. Be sure to take the skin of before you start grilling, not at the dinner table. If you remove the skin after it’s finished grilling, you’ll remove all of the sauce and seasonings.
  6. Remove any visible fat before cooking and try to use lean cuts of beef or pork.

BBQ season is always a great time to enjoy grilled food with family and friends. We sell the most reliable grills on the market that will help you grill like a master chef!

The tips above will help you grill in a more health conscious way, for more information on grills and grilling, please give Beach Sales a call at 781-284-0130.

No Sales Tax on Major House Appliances in MA

Beach Sales is having a “Save the Tax Sale” on all major appliances this weekend only; the sale will begin Saturday February 14th and extend through Monday, February 16th. It is our way of celebrating President’s Day!2

To accommodate our customers with the busiest schedules, we have increased our hours to the following:

  • Saturday Feb 14: 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday Feb 15: 10am – 5pm
  • Monday Feb 16: 9am – 6pm

Just to state the obvious, you will save 6.25% on your total purchase, so don’t miss out on one of the biggest sales of the year.

Some of the top brand appliances will be included in this sale, including, but not limited to:

Not only will you save the tax on major appliances, but you will also receive additional savings, such as rebates with your final purchase. You will receive even more rebates when you 54purchase one of our Energy Efficient Appliances.

In addition to great deals, we also offer our quick delivery and installation services, so you can enjoy your newly purchased appliance faster than ever.

We have been serving Boston’s North Shore for over 60 years, and we still remain the number one appliance store in price and customer service!

Restrictions on some brands apply, please feel free to give Beach Sales a call at 781-284-0130 for more information! We are looking forward to helping you save big this weekend on your next appliance purchase.