First, make sure that your grill is clean.
The grill chamber and drip pan should be free from grease and residues.
1. Plug in the power cord and pre-heat the Electric-Q, while the lid is closed at the highest setting, for about 20 minutes. If the grill is completely heated, the red light on the control unit will turn off.
2. As soon as the grill is full heated, you can open the lid and use your brush to clean the cooking grates of any remaining grease and food. We recommend to wear gloves to protect your hands from the heat.
3. After that you can set the grill to the desired temperature and start grilling.