How to Get My Propane Grill Hotter

Propane grills do not burn as hot as charcoal grills due to the difference between the fuels in combustion and energy release when burning.
A hotter gas grill cooks faster and seals in flavor.A hotter gas grill cooks faster and seals in flavor.
Advantages of a hotter propane grill include cooking food faster, greater fuel efficiency, and being able to quickly sear expensive cuts of meat, such as steaks, to prevent the food from drying out. Simple adjustments help you raise the temperature inside the grill so you can cook faster and burn less fuel.

Step 1

Turn the fuel valve on the propane tank counterclockwise to release the flow of gas to the grill.

Step 2

Turn the burner control knobs on the front panel to the "Start" or similar position, then press the igniter button to light the grill. You can also use a butane grill lighter with a long metal tube to light the grill burners.

Step 3

Adjust the side and top vents on the grill to the fully open position. This maximizes air flow to oxygenate the flames.

Step 4

Close the grill cover and dial the burner control knobs on the front panel clockwise to the highest setting. Wait 10 minutes for the internal heat to increase to the maximum temperature possible, then open the grill and place food on the cooking grate.

Things You Will Need

  • Butane grill lighter (optional)

About the Author

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.