Just got a new Genesis Gold C grill and I've got some questions for veteran grillers.
First, it lit on the first ignition and preheated to 500 degrees in under 3 minutes. That's FAST. But, when it is heating that fast I'm seeing some smoke under the hood at temps above around 400 degrees or so.
Also, the flavorizer bars, particularly the one in the middle and the two above the other two burners to a lesser degree, turned a golden to brown color. I noticed that the flames had some orange coloring on the high setting, but were all blue at the medium settings.
My questions are these:
1. Should I be concerned by the fact that the flavorizer bars are turning colors or is that part of the natural process of "breaking in" or "seasonin" of a new grill?
2. Is the orange flame issue on the high setting a concern? Could I have the propane gauge open too high? Should I lower the level of the propane or are the burners just that powerful?
3. Same thing with the smoke. Is that just part of the fact that it is preheating up that fast?
4. The flavorizer bars and cooking surface are both stainless. Is that okay? Is there something better?
I haven't cooked anything on it yet, but I am stoked to do so quickly. Thanks for all of your help.