How to Turn off a Gas Grill? 3 Methods for Different Gas Grills

It’s expected that many people may wonder why would anyone ask this question, how may one doesn’t know how to turn off a gas grill? Well, even though the answer is pretty familiar to many, it may not be the same for those people who are newcomers to the BBQ field. 

Turning off a gas grill may sound pretty easy, but is it so? If you don’t know how to do this properly then you may cause a catastrophic incident anytime. Therefore, if you’re already mature in gas grilling, just take some time to read the article to confirm that your knowledge about turning off a gas grill is proper.

On the other hand, if you’re an amateur, don’t worry! This post will lead you to successfully put out a gas grill. So, without any further ado, let’s get started.

How to Turn off a Gas Grill

How Do You Turn off a Gas Grill?

If you’re a rookie in this field, before getting into the methods, you’ve to understand that all gas grills aren’t the same. There are mostly two types of gas grills available, those are natural gas grills and propane gas grills. Therefore, the ways of turning them off will be different too. That’s why we’re providing methods for both of them separately. Check them out and apply accordingly –

Method 1: For Natural Gas Grill

If you own a natural gas grill, first of all, turn all burner control knobs to the off position along with the side burner (if available). After that, on the gas supply line, turn off the shut-off valve. That’s it!

Method 2: For Propane Gas Grill (Portable)

If you own a portable propane gas grill and use a disposable propane canister to power up the grill, all you need to do is use the control knob to turn it off. On the other hand, if you use the general 20lb tank with an adapter hose, turn off the control knob first. After that, on the propane tank’s top, turn off the valve. 

NOTE: If you use the propane canister for your grill, you need to disconnect it while setting the grill indoors or moving the grill outside when the grill is inactive. 

Method 3: For Propane Gas Grill (Full size)

If you own a full-size propane gas grill, do the same as a natural gas grill, turn off it using all the burner control knobs along with the side burner. Finally, turn off the propane tank’s valve on the top.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there any emergency shut-off for grills?

Yes, there is. With this feature, you can turn off the grill when it’s an emergency. There’s an emergency button for this purpose, you just have to press it. Then the grill will get turned off without requiring any other input. It’s quite helpful when you encounter a sudden gas leakage.

What should you turn off on a gas grill first?

First and foremost, you should turn off the propane section in order to put out the gas grill. Doing so will cut off the supply of the gas. After that, at the next moment, you should turn off the grill’s control knobs. This way the flame will be stopped from further use.

Should I close the grill or leave it open?

It’s highly recommended to close the grill lid after finishing the grilling. Because if you leave it open, there’s a higher chance that dust or debris can be accumulated on the grill basket, making it unhygienic. And if there’s already any greasy, oily residue; it’ll get that dirt and make them harder to clean off.


Thus far, we’ve shared all the methods that’ll help you to turn off all types of gas grills. If you apply the methods according to the gas grill types, you can definitely make your gas grill turned off. Just remember the relevant method for your gas grill. Let us know if you get help with this post. 

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