Here's how to start a gas grill:

  • Always begin by opening the lid to prevent gas from building up in the cooking chamber.
  • If using a grill fueled by liquid propane, completely open the valve on the top of the propane tank by turning the knob counter-clockwise until it stops.
  • If your grill has an igniter button, simply turn the first burner knob all the way up and push the button.
  • For grills that don’t have an ignition button, use a long fireplace match or a lighter wand to light the initial burner after turning it on.
  • Once the first burner is lit, turn the other burners on high.
  • Close the lid and allow the temperature to heat up for 10- to 15-minutes.