Use and Care

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8. Check the regulator, hoses, burner ports, air shutter, and venturi / valve section carefully.
Always turn off gas at the source (tank or supply line) prior to inspecting parts.
9. When lighting a burner, always pay close attention to what you are doing. Be certain you are
turning the correct knob labeled for the burner you intend to use. If any burner does not
light, or goes out during operation, turn off all gas control knobs, open the hood and wait
five (5) minutes before attempting to re-light. See the LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS section
of this manual.
10. Portable LP cylinders - Always shut off the main valve on the liquid propane (LP) cylinder
after each use. Never use a dented or rusted LP cylinder. Never attach or disconnect an LP
cylinder, or move or alter gas fittings when the grill is in operation or is hot.
11. Inspect LP gas supply hose prior to each use of the grill. The hose must be kept away from
heated areas of the grill. If there is evidence of excessive abrasion or wear, or the hose is
cut, it must be replaced before using the grill. The hose and LP regulator are supplied as a
complete assembly and must be replaced together. Do not attempt to repair or replace the
hose itself. Contact your Hestan dealer for genuine replacement P/N 014309.
12. Keep any electrical supply cord away from the heated areas of the grill. The cord is provided
with a 3-prong grounding plug which should not be removed or altered. Do not use this
appliance with an ungrounded, 2-prong adapter. The cord must be plugged into a properly
grounded GFCI-protected outlet. See INSTALLATION section of this manual.
13. Spiders and insects like to nest in the burners, venturis, valves, and orifices of a grill,
disrupting the gas flow in the burner. This very dangerous condition can cause a fire behind
the control panel, damaging the grill and risking personal injury. If your grill has been
unused for a long time, inspect and clean the burners, venturis, valves, and orifices. It is
recommended you inspect your grill at least twice a year. See BURNER ADJUSTMENT
section of this manual for details.
14. Keep the areas surrounding the grill free from combustible materials, trash, or combustible
fluids and vapors such as gasoline or charcoal lighter fluid. Do not obstruct the flow of
combustion gases (rear) and ventilation airways (front).
15. If your grill is mounted on a cart, keep the rear area free and clear of debris, extra LP
cylinders, etc. Do not block the ventilation louvers of the cart.
16. If your grill is mounted on a cart and stored indoors, ensure that it is cool before moving.
If propane is used, the LP cylinder must be disconnected and stored OUTSIDE in a well-
ventilated area, out of the reach of children. A grill cover is recommended, even when stored
17. Never move the grill when hot. When in use, portions of the grill are hot enough to cause
severe burns.
18. Always have an “ABC” type fire extinguisher accessible – never attempt to extinguish a grease
fire with water or other liquids.
19. Avoid wearing loose-fitting garments or long sleeves while grilling. They could ignite.
For personal safety, wear proper apparel while grilling. Some synthetic fabrics are highly
flammable and should not be worn while grilling.
20. Never let pot holders, grill covers, or other flammable materials come in contact with or
too close to any cooking grate, burner, or hot surface until it has cooled down sufficiently.
Fabrics may ignite and result in personal injury. Use only dry potholders. Moist or damp
potholders on hot surfaces may cause burns from steam. Do not use a towel or bulky cloth
in place of potholders. Do not let potholders touch hot portions of the cooking grates or
warming racks.