Dacor OBS36 Electric Grill User Manual

Epicure Outdoor Grill
®
Use and Care Manual
Models: OB36, OBS36, OB52, OBS52, OBSB162
Style varies. Model OB52 shown.
Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s
Important Safety Instructions................................. 1
Getting to Know Your Outdoor Grill.......................... 4
Setting Up Your Outdoor Grill.................................. 6
Operating Your Outdoor Grill................................... 8
Care and Cleaning................................................17
Parts and Accessories............................................22
Before You Call for Service.....................................23
Warranty and Service............................................24
Warranty Card.........................................Back Cover
Tested in accordance with the latest edition of ANSI Z21.58 2006 ● CSA 1.6-2006 Standard for Outdoor
Cooking Gas Appliances. In Canada: Installations must be in accordance with the current CAN/CG
A-B149.1. Natural Gas Installation Code CAN/CG A-B149.2. Propane Installation Code and/or local code.
Part No. 102033 Rev. J
© 2007 Dacor. all rights reserved.
Important Safety Instructions
Installer: Leave these instructions with the
appliance.
danger
Customer: Read this use and care manual completely
before using this appliance. Save it for future reference. It contains important use and care information.
Keep your sales receipt or canceled check in a safe
place. Proof of original purchase date is required for
warranty service.
If you smell gas:
For service and warranty information see page 24.
4. If the odor continues, keep away from the appliance
and immediately call your gas supplier or your fire
department.
1. Shut off gas to the appliance.
2. Extinguish any open flame.
3. Open the canopy.
If you have any questions (other than warranty questions), call:
Dacor Customer Service
Phone: (800) 793-0093 (U.S.A. and Canada)
Monday — Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
warning
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable liquids
or vapors in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
Web site: www.Dacor.com
Have the complete model and serial number for your
appliance available when you call. The numbers are found
on the product data label, located on the back of the unit.
Write these numbers below for future reference.
warning
WARNING - NEVER use this appliance as a space
heater to heat or warm a room. Doing so may result
in carbon monoxide poisoning and overheating of the
appliance.
Model Number __________________________________
Serial Number __________________________________
Date of Purchase ________________________________
warning
Since Dacor continuously improves the quality and performance of our products, we may need to make changes to
the appliance without updating this manual.
NEVER cover any slots, holes or passages anywhere on
the appliance. Doing so blocks air flow and may cause
carbon monoxide poisoning. Aluminum foil linings may
also trap heat, causing a fire hazard.
Important Information About
Safety Instructions
warning
The Important Safety Instructions and warnings in
this manual cannot cover all possible problems and conditions that can occur. Use common sense and caution when
installing, maintaining or operating this appliance.
This outdoor cooking gas appliance is not intended to be
installed in or on a recreational vehicle and/or boats.
CALIFORNIA
PROPOSITION 65 warning
Always contact the Dacor Customer Service Team about
problems or conditions that you don’t understand.
Safety Symbols and Labels
The burning of gas cooking fuel generates some
by-products that are on the list of substances which
are known by the State of California to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. California law requires businesses
to warn customers of potential exposure to such
substances. To minimize exposure to these substances,
always operate this unit according to the use and care
manual, ensuring you provide good ventilation when
cooking with gas.
danger
Immediate hazards that WILL result in severe personal
injury or death.
warning
Hazards or unsafe actions that COULD result in severe
personal injury or death.
READ AND SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
caution
Hazards or unsafe actions that COULD result in minor
personal injury or property damage.
1
Important Safety Instructions
General Safety Precautions
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or death, follow basic safety precautions, including the
following:
warning
warning
• If the information in this manual is not followed
exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury or death.
• A MINIMUM clearance of 1/4 inch (6 mm) must be
maintained, inside the base enclosure below the
countertop material, from all vertical surfaces on the
sides of the appliance, except on model OBSB162.
On model OBSB162 a minimum clearance of 1/4 inch
(6 mm) must be maintained in back and 1/16 inch
on the sides.
• If you receive a damaged product, immediately
contact your dealer or builder. Do not install or
operate an appliance that has been damaged or
dropped. Do not operate the rotisserie motor if it is
damaged or malfunctioning.
• A MINIMUM clearance of 3/4 inch (19 mm) must be
maintained, from the bottom of the control panel to
any material for ventilation purposes. Failure to do
so will block air flow through the outdoor grill and
may cause carbon monoxide poisoning or improper
operation.
• Make sure that this appliance has been properly
installed by a qualified installer according to the
accompanying installation instructions. Have the
installer show you the location of the gas shut-off
valve and the electrical outlet so that you know
where and how to turn off the gas supply and
disconnect power to the appliance.
• Keep items that could explode, such as aerosol cans
away from the outdoor grill and burners. Do not
store flammable or explosive materials in adjacent
cabinets or areas.
• Use only the type of gas specified on the product
data label on the back of the unit.
• Use only the factory supplied gas regulator or a
Dacor approved replacement.
• To prevent hazardous combustion by-products from
being drawn inside the house or building, keep the
appliance clear of fresh air inlets.
• On models OB52 and OBS52 equipped for use with
a LP tank, use only a two stage regulator on the gas
supply line.
• Do not repair or replace any part of this appliance
unless specifically recommended in the literature
accompanying it. All other service should be done by
a qualified technician. Contact the Dacor Customer
Service Team for examination, repair or adjustment.
• IMPORTANT: The outdoor grill and rotisserie motor
are both equipped with a three prong grounding
electrical plug to minimize the possibility of an
electric shock hazard from this appliance. They must
be plugged into a grounded, electrical outlet that
meets local code for use with outdoor appliances. It
is the responsibility of the customer to make sure
the correct type of outlet, meeting local code, is
installed. Do not under any circumstances:
• Before performing any type of cleaning or service, or
moving the appliance, make sure that the gas supply
is turned off and the power plug is disconnected
from the electrical outlet.
• Do not install or use this appliance under
unprotected overhead combustible materials.
◊ Cut or remove
the third (ground)
prong from the
power cord.
• In the event of a power failure, use only the Dacor
supplied match light tool or a long stemmed match.
• A MINIMUM clearance of 10 inches (254 mm) must
be maintained, above the countertop material, from
all combustible vertical materials on the sides and
behind the outdoor grill chassis and canopy.
Three prong
grounding plug
◊ Use an adapter
plug.
◊ Use a power cord
that is frayed or
damaged.
• On all models except OBSB162, a MINIMUM
clearance of 1 1/4 inches (32 mm) must be
maintained, above the countertop material, from all
non-combustible vertical materials on the sides and
behind the outdoor grill chassis and canopy.
• If using an extension
cord, use only a
grounded cord
approved for use outdoors. Use
short as possible. Avoid routing
• On model OBSB162, a MINIMUM clearance of 2
inches (51 mm) must be maintained, above the
countertop material, from all non-combustible
vertical materials on the sides and behind the
outdoor grill chassis and canopy.
2
Grounded
electrical outlet
for outdoor use
a cord that is as
it through wet areas.
Important Safety Instructions
warning
warning
• Make sure that all of the burner parts are dry before
lighting a side burner.
• Use this gas cooking appliance only outdoors. Do not
use it inside a building, garage or any other enclosed
area.
• Do not allow food to sit for more than one hour
before or after cooking. Eating spoiled food can
result in food poisoning.
• Use this outdoor grill and the rotisserie motor only
for their intended use as described in this manual.
Use them only to cook food. They are not designed
for commercial, industrial or laboratory use.
• Keep flammable items, such as paper, cardboard,
plastic and cloth away from the burners and other
hot surfaces. Do not allow pot holders to touch hot
surfaces or gas burners.
• DO NOT TOUCH ANY OF THE COOKING SURFACES
DURING OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER USE. After use,
make sure these surfaces have had sufficient time to
cool before touching them.
• When deep fat frying:
◊ Be certain that the pan is large enough to contain the desired volume of food without overflow
caused by the bubbling of the fat. Never leave a
deep fat fryer unattended.
• To avoid the possibility of fire or burns, do not allow
clothing, potholders, towels or rags to come into
contact with hot surfaces during and immediately
after use. Do not wear loose or hanging apparel
while using the appliance. Do not use towels or bulky
cloth as pot holders.
◊ Avoid frying moist or frost-covered foods. Foods
with high water content may cause spattering or
spilling of the hot fat.
• Do not hang flammable or heat sensitive objects
over the appliance.
◊ Heat fat slowly, and stir together any combination
of oils and fats prior to applying heat. Utilize a
deep fat frying thermometer to avoid heating the
fat to temperatures above the flash point.
• To avoid the possibility of fire, do not leave the
appliance unattended when in use.
• Exercise caution when opening the canopy. Let hot
air or steam escape before looking or reaching into
the appliance.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY TO PERSONS IN THE
EVENT OF A RANGE TOP GREASE FIRE:
• SMOTHER FLAMES with a close-fitting lid, cookie
sheet or metal tray, then turn off the burner. BE
CAREFUL TO PREVENT BURNS. If the flames do not
go out immediately, EVACUATE AND CALL THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT.
• Use only dry pot holders when removing food and
cookware from the appliance. Wet pot holders can
cause steam burns.
• Use extreme caution when adding water to food
when cooking. Steam can cause serious burns or
scalds.
• NEVER PICK UP A FLAMING PAN - you may be
burned.
• Clean and maintain the appliance regularly as
instructed in the Care and Cleaning section of this
manual. Keep the entire appliance free of grease
that could catch fire. Clean the appliance thoroughly
before operating it for the first time.
• DO NOT USE WATER, including wet dish cloths or
towels - a violent steam explosion may result.
a. Use a fire extinguisher ONLY if:
b. You have a Class ABC extinguisher, and you
already know how to operate it.
• Turn the knobs to the OFF position prior to removing
them from the valve stems.
c. The fire is small and contained in the area where
it started.
• Make sure this appliance is used only by those
individuals who are able to operate it properly.
d. The fire department is being called.
• Never allow anyone, including children to sit, stand
or climb on any part of the appliance. Doing so may
cause tipping, damage, serious injury or death.
e. You can fight the fire with your back to an exit.
• Non-stick coatings, when heated, can be harmful to
birds. Remove birds to a separate, well-ventilated
area during cooking.
• Do not leave children alone or unattended in the
area around the appliance. Do not allow children to
operate it, play with the controls, pull on the handle
or touch other parts.
caution
• Do not store items of interest to children on top of
or above the appliance. Children could be burned or
injured while climbing on it.
• Do not allow acids (citrus juices, tomato sauces,
etc.) to remain on the appliance’s surfaces. The
porcelain finish may stain.
• Do not use the outdoor grill for storage.
• Never use the cooking surface as a cutting board.
3
Getting to Know Your Outdoor Grill
Outdoor Grill Features
O Rotisserie Motor Bracket: Holds the rotisserie motor
in place during rotisserie cooking.
A Illumina™ Burner Control Knobs: Use the knobs to
light and adjust the heat level for the various burners. The
matching knob illuminates when a burner is on. The trim
rings B , located behind each knob, prevent liquids from
getting into the outdoor grill’s internal parts.
P Rotisserie Rod with Forks: Put meat on the rotisserie rod to cook with the rotisserie. The adjustable forks
allow you to anchor the meat to the rod so that it does
not slip when the rod turns.
Q Smoker Box: The included smoker box allows you
to add a smoked flavor to grilled foods using specially
treated wood chips. It is inserted into the grill compartment in place of one of the grates and can be shifted
around to various locations.
C Canopy: Covers the cooking surface. It holds heat in
for more efficient cooking.
D Drip Tray: The drip tray catches grease that drips
off of the food during cooking. It must always be in place
when the outdoor grill is in use. Check and/or clean it
before each use.
R Temperature Gauge: Monitors the temperature
inside the grill compartment.
T Warming Rack: Use the removable warming rack to
warm things like buns or rolls, or to keep cooked food
warm. NOTE: The warming rack is not for cooking cold
food. Always remove it when using the rotisserie burner.
E Grates (grill compartment): The grates support the
food and cooking utensils during cooking. Remove them
for cleaning and to clean the area below them. The grates
are porcelain coated. They are also available with an
optional stainless steel finish.
F Flame Spreaders: The metal flame spreaders are
located below the grates inside the grill compartment.
They spread the heat from the burners evenly. Like the
grates, they can be removed for cleaning.
Model
Outdoor Grill Features
Standard
Sear
Burners
Burner
Side
Burners
OB36
3
None
None
G Light Switch: Turns on the grill compartment lights.
OBS36
2
1
None
H Lights: There are two temperature resistant halogen
lights to illuminate the grill compartment.
OB52
3
None
2
OBS52
2
1
2
OBSB162
None
None
2
I Standard Burners: The standard burners are “U”
shaped to provide even heating. The outdoor grill generates a spark to light the burners when you turn the
corresponding burner control knob to the LIGHT/HIGH
position.
Optional Grill Cart Features
Shelves: The grill cart comes with two fold-down shelves
(not shown). They attach to the sides of the outdoor grill
chassis.
J Sear Burner (Models OBS36 and OBS52 only):
Located on the right side of the grill compartment. The
infrared (IR) sear burner provides a more intense heat
than the standard burners. Use it for searing in the natural juices when cooking meat. On models OB36 and OB52
a third standard burner takes its place.
U Utility Drawers: Good for storing utensils and supplies. Do not store aerosol cans or flammables in the
drawer.
V LP Tank Shelf: Used for holding the LP tank for outdoor grills equipped for LP tank use.
K Side Burners (Models OB52, OBS52 and
OBSB162): Models OB52 and OBS52 are equipped with
a set of two “range type” burners on the left side. Model
OBSB162 is a stand alone set of side burners. The side
burners allow you to cook foods best cooked in pots and
pans to free up space in the grill compartment.
Warming Drawer: Model OBCW52 is equipped with a
warming drawer in place of one of the utility drawers. It
keeps food warm until you are ready to serve.
L Side Burner Grate (Models OB52, OBS52 and
OBSB162): The porcelain coated cast iron grate covers
the side burners and supports pots and pans.
Model
M Rotisserie Burner: The infrared (IR) rotisserie burner
provides an intense heat for cooking meat placed on the
rotisserie rod and forks.
N Rotisserie Motor: Turns the food on the rotisserie rod
and forks during rotisserie cooking. It is removable.
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Outdoor Grill Cart Features
For Use With
Utility
Warming
Models
Drawers
Drawer
OBC36
OB36/
OBS36
2
No
OBC52
OB52/
OBS52
2
No
OBCW52
OB52/
OBS52
1
Yes
Getting to Know Your Outdoor Grill
H
R
L
M
T
K
P
C
Grill
compartment
A
B
Q
G
N
E
F
I
P
H
O
R
M
D
A
B
J
L
T
Models OB36 and OBS36
Grill
compartment
K
C
G
N
E
U
F
I
O
D
V
A
B
J
Models OB52 and OBS52
Locking
wheels
Grill Cart: Model OBC36 Shown
Not Shown: Cart Models OBC52 and OBCW52
5
Setting Up Your Outdoor Grill
Electrical Requirements
Assembling the Cooktop
warning
Grill Compartment Assembly
• Connect the power cords for this outdoor cooking
gas appliance only to an electrically grounded outlet
that meets local codes for outdoor appliances. In
the absence of local codes, the electrical outlet
must meet National Electric Code, ANSI/NFPA 70
or Canadian Electrical Code Standards for outdoor
appliances.
warning
• Failure to remove the plastic coating and packing
materials from the appliance before use will result in
a fire hazard.
• To avoid a suffocation hazard, keep all plastic and
packing materials out of reach of children.
• Keep any electrical supply cords and the fuel supply
hose away from any heated surfaces and sharp
edges. Keep the power cords dry and up off of the
ground.
• To avoid the risk of fire, explosion or carbon
monoxide poisoning, do not attempt to use your
outdoor grill without the flame spreaders, grates and
burners completely and properly assembled.
• The outdoor grill and the rotisserie motor are
equipped with three prong grounding plugs to minimize the possibility of an electric shock hazard from
this appliance. Plug them only into a three prong
electrical outlet equipped for use with outdoor appliances that is protected by a minimum 15 Amp. circuit
breaker or fuse.
• For proper operation the outdoor grill must be level
during use.
1. Before using the outdoor grill for the first time,
remove the plastic coating from all of the outside
surfaces of the outdoor grill. Remove any excess glue
from the surfaces using Dacor Stainless Steel cleaner
(included with your outdoor grill).
• Dacor highly recommends installing a dedicated
electrical outlet for your outdoor grill according to the
requirements above.
2. Open the canopy.
3. Put the flame spreaders over the top of the burners
inside the grill compartment. Rest them on the lower
shelves toward the front and rear. The lighting holes
go toward the bottom. If the outdoor grill is equipped
with a sear burner, put one of the larger flame spreaders over it.
Electrical Connection
Electrical Connection for Built-in Installations:
• Connect the power cord from the outdoor grill to an
electrical outlet that meets the the above requirements. An outlet equipped with a ground fault interrupter (GFI) is highly recommended whether or not
it is required by local code. GFI electrical outlets are
designed to minimize the risk of injury due to an electric shock.
4. Put the grates over the top of the flame spreaders,
resting the ends on the upper shelves toward the front
and back of the compartment.
5. Make sure the grates and flame spreaders lie flat and
that there is nothing beneath them.
Electrical Connection for Dacor Cart Installations:
6. Mount the warming rack on the pins near the top of
the compartment.
Dacor OBC series grill carts are designed for a custom fit
with OB and OBS series grills. The OBC series grill cart is
equipped with a GFI type electrical outlet.
7. Insert the drip tray into the slot below the burners.
Push it all the way in until it stops.
1. Connect the outdoor grill power cord to the electrical
outlet located on the back wall at the back of the LP
tank compartment.
Optional Side Burner Assembly
1. Place the burner heads over the burner bases. Line up
the notches on the side of each burner head with the
pins on each burner base.
2. If the cart is equipped with a warming oven, plug it
into the same electrical outlet.
3. Pull open the cover on the cart power input plug and
connect an extension cord (15 Amp. minimum).
2. Put the burner caps over the top of the burner heads.
The notches on the bottom line up with the pins on
the burner base. Gently twist each cap back and forth
to make sure it seats completely.
4. Connect the other end of the extension cord to a
grounded three prong electrical outlet equipped for
use with outdoor appliances that meets the requirements above.
3. Gently set the grate on top of the side burner cooktop. Line up the legs with the corresponding dimples.
The side burner cover goes over the top of the grate
and helps keep the side burner clean when not in use.
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Setting Up Your Outdoor Grill
Side burner assembly OB52, OBS52 and OBSB162 only
Side burner
cap
Side burner cover
Side burner
head
Side burner
base
Side burner grate
Grill compartment
grates
Flame spreaders
Drip tray
Outdoor Grill Assembly - Model OBS52 shown
7
Warming rack
Operating Your Outdoor Grill
LP Tank Connection
Instructions for LP tank connection and use for outdoor grills equipped for use with a portable LP tank.
warning
• Dacor outdoor grills are factory equipped for use with either LP or natural gas. DO NOT ATTEMPT FIELD
CONVERSIONS FROM LP TO NATURAL GAS OR FROM NATURAL GAS TO LP.
• Use only a U.S. DOT or CSA approved LP gas supply tank. The LP tank must include a collar to protect the tank
valve. A LP tank must be provided with a shut-off valve terminating in a liquid petroleum (LP) gas supply cylinder
valve outlet specified, as applicable, for connection type 1. The cylinder supply system must be arranged for vapor
withdrawal and provided with a listed overfilling prevention device.
• Never use a dented or rusty LP tank. If there is any question as to the soundness of the tank, have it checked by
your LP supplier. Never use a tank with a damaged or defective shut-off valve.
• Use only the type 1 connector, hose and regulator assembly supplied with the outdoor grill, or a Dacor approved
replacement.
• When the LP tank is enclosed, it must be ventilated by openings on the sides, back and floor of the enclosure. Each
opening must have a total area of no less than 10 square inches. Keep the ventilation openings for the LP tank free
and clear from debris.
• Check the gas supply line for damage before each use. Check for leaks after every tank change. NEVER check for
leaks using a match or open flame.
• Do not use a tool to connect a LP tank. Damage resulting in an explosion hazard may occur.
• Always handle LP tanks with care. Do not drop or bump against sharp objects.
• When disconnecting and/or transporting a LP tank, always close the shut-off valve and cover the connector. Always
keep a LP tank in the upright position. Keep it away from any sources of high heat.
• Never fill and LP tank beyond 80 percent full (by weight).
• Unused or extra LP tanks must be stored outdoors in a well-ventilated area out of the direct sunlight and/or
sources of high heat, flames or sparks, out of reach of children. Do not store additional LP tanks in the enclosure
under the unit. Cover the hose connection on the tank with a cover.
• Always close the shut-off valve on the LP tank when the appliance is not in use.
• An LP cylinder not connected for use shall not be stored in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• If the outdoor grill is stored indoors, the LP tank must be disconnected and removed from the appliance.
• If the above instructions are not followed exactly, a fire or explosion causing death or serious injury may occur.
5. After hose connector installation, open (turn on) the
shut-off valve and check for leaks. Use a spray bottle
to spray a soapy solution onto all the gas connections.
If the solution bubbles, there is a leak. Close the shutoff valve and have the gas line repaired by a qualified
service technician.
Dacor outdoor grills are approved for a maximum LP tank
capacity of 20 pounds (5 gallons). The tank must be constructed and marked in accordance with the specifications
for LP-gas tanks of the U.S. Department of Transportation
(DOT) or the National Standard of Canada, CAN/CSAB339, tank, Spheres and Tubes of the Transportation of
Dangerous Goods.
6. Close the gas shut-off valve.
To Connect the LP Tank:
Gas shut-off valve
1. Check the gas connector from the outdoor grill and
the LP tank connector. Make sure no dirt has accumulated inside. If there is debris inside, brush it out with
a soft bristled brush or jet of air.
2. Put the LP tank in position under the appliance.
LP tank storage shelf
on optional cart
3. Make sure the gas shut-off valve on top of the LP tank
is completely closed.
4. Insert the hose connector into the valve outlet.
Tighten the plastic collar firmly into place. Hand
tighten only.
Flexible LP gas line
from outdoor grill
Factory equipped
regulator
LP tank
5 gallon Max.
8
Operating Your Outdoor Grill
Tank-less Gas Supply
Selecting and Using Cookware
for the Optional Side Burner
warning
warning
Dacor outdoor grills are factory equipped for use with
either LP or natural gas. DO NOT ATTEMPT FIELD
CONVERSIONS FROM LP TO NATURAL GAS OR FROM
NATURAL GAS TO LP.
• Use cookware only for its intended purpose. Check
the manufacturer’s recommendations before use to
determine if a utensil is suitable for use on a cooking
appliance. Certain types of glass, ceramic, and
earthenware are not suitable for cooking on the grill
or side burner. Personal injury or damage may result
from the improper use of cookware.
Before using your outdoor grill for the first time:
• Make sure the gas line has been install and checked
for leaks by a qualified installer.
• Locate the gas shut-off valve and make sure it is open
(in the on position).
• Utensils need to be large enough to contain the
desired quantity of food without boil-overs or spillovers. Choose pans with easy to hold handles that
will stay cool while cooking. Do not use utensils with
loose handles. Avoid using pans that are too heavy to
lift safely.
Important Operating Information
warning
• To avoid burns and scalding, always turn pan handles
to a position where they cannot be easily hit. Also,
handles should not extend over the adjacent burner.
Always set utensils gently onto the grates and center
them so that they are well-balanced.
• Always check the internal temperature of meats with
a meat thermometer to determine doneness. See the
Safe Cooking Temperature Chart on page 16.
• Do not operate the appliance without the knobs and
trim rings in place.
• Do not drag cookware across the grates. Sliding may
damage the finish. Lift utensils to reposition them. Do
not drop them on the grate.
• Do not expose the knobs or trim rings to direct flame,
hot utensils or other sources of heat.
• Before each use, make sure the drip tray is clean and
in place. Clean out any build-up in the bottom of the
tray to avoid a fire hazard.
• Cookware with rough bottoms can cause permanent
damage to the coated surfaces on the grates.
• To avoid burns or fire hazard when using the optional
side burners, reduce the flame level if it extends
beyond the bottom of the utensil. A flame that
extends up the sides of the utensil is potentially
dangerous.
• To keep the burners operating properly, keep them
clean. The more often you use your outdoor grill, the
more often you need to clean the burners. See the
Care and Cleaning section for cleaning instructions.
• Temperatures recommended in this manual are
approximations. The best cooking temperature for
your climate and weather conditions may vary.
• Avoid spills as much as possible. Porcelain grate
surfaces are acid-resistant but not acid-proof. Some
foods can cause permanent damage if allowed to
remain on porcelain surfaces.
When using cookware, select the correct cooking utensil
for the food being cooked for the sake of overall safety
and best performance. Improperly selected cooking utensils will not cook evenly or efficiently.
After Cooking
1. Remove the food to serve and close the canopy for
safety.
Use cookware that:
2. Leave the outdoor grill on an additional five minutes
to burn off excess grease. Doing so will help keep the
burners from becoming clogged and help maintain
good ignition system operation.
• Is well balanced and has flat, smooth bottoms
• Has tight fitting lids to keep heat, odors and steam in.
3. If using an LP tank, close the shut-off valve on the top
of the tank once the outdoor grill is off and cool.
The largest recommended pot size for the optional side
burners is 14 inches in diameter.
9
Operating Your Outdoor Grill
Lighting and Preheating - Grill
Compartment
Lighting the Burners
warning
1. Make sure the drip tray is in place.
2. Open the canopy to the fully open position.
• Do not light the appliance if you smell gas. Call for
service.
3. If using a LP tank, make sure all control
knobs are in the OFF position, then turn
the valve on the top of the tank counter-clockwise to the fully open position.
• To avoid a fire or explosion hazard, light the burners
only as instructed. Keep all body parts away from the
burners during lighting and use.
OFF
4. Light one burner at a time. Push in on
the knob for the burner you want to
light and turn it counter-clockwise to
the LIGHT/HIGH position. See the
facing page for knob locations. The
burner igniter will spark repeatedly until
LIGHT/HIGH
it lights. The spark makes a “clicking”
sound. The burner should light within
five seconds. If the burner does not ignite in five
seconds, turn the burner knob to the OFF position.
Keep the canopy open. Wait five minutes. Repeat the
lighting procedure. If a burner does not ignite after
three tries, you may light it manually (see page 12).
Also see the Before You Call for Service section on
page 23.
• EXPLOSION HAZARD - Do not light the outdoor grill
with the canopy closed.
• Always inspect the gas line before use. If there
is evidence of excessive abrasion or wear or it is
damaged, have it replaced by a qualified service
technician before operating the outdoor grill again.
• If using a LP tank, make sure the knobs are in the
OFF position before opening the valve on the tank.
• Never use the outdoor grill in windy conditions.
• Do not turn the knob past the LIGHT position until
lit. Doing so may result in a burst of flame that could
cause burns or damage to the surrounding area.
• Do not touch any part of a burner while the igniter is
sparking. An electrical shock may result.
5. Light all of the remaining burners (including the sear
burner if equipped) in the grill compartment.
• Never move the outdoor grill when cooking or when it
is hot. Always keep the canopy closed when moving
the grill cart.
important
• Spiders and insects can nest in the burners of this
outdoor grill. This can obstruct the proper flow of gas
into the burner and cause improper operation, fire
hazard and potential damage to the unit. Periodically
inspect the burners. If any of these symptoms occur,
immediately refer to service or the Before You Call
for Service section of this manual.
• Lighting all of the burners and preheating the grill
compartment helps keep the components clean
and makes them hot enough to vaporize juices that
drip through the grate. Without a proper preheat,
a residue will build on the components decreasing
burner performance and causing ignitor malfunction.
• For outdoor grills equipped with the optional sear
burner, see page 16 for sear burner use instructions.
• If any burner flames are blown out by wind and do
not automatically re-ignite within five seconds, turn
the knob to off and wait five minutes for the gas to
dissipate. Attempt a new ignition until you hear the
constant clicking stop and you see flame ignition.
• Light the rotisserie burner only if you will be
performing rotisserie cooking. See page 13 for more
information.
• Do not leave the canopy open when the outdoor grill
is not in use to prevent an accumulation of water/
moisture inside. If water accumulates in the grill
compartment the unit should not be used and a
service technician should be called to clean the inside
of the compartment.
6. After the burners are lit, close the canopy and preheat
with all burners on HIGH until the temperature gauge
indicates the desired grilling temperature for the food
being cooked. Normal cooking temperature varies
between 225 to 500ºF (110 to 260ºC).
• If the appliance is left out in the rain (with the canopy
shut), wait until 30 minutes after the rain storm ends
before using it.
7. Turn the burner knobs further counter-clockwise to
lower the flame and maintain the desired temperature. Preheat for five minutes more before cooking.
• BLOW BACK HAZARD IN COLD WEATHER - If
lighting the rotisserie or optional sear burner in very
cold weather, “blow back” may occur. After lighting,
if you hear a whooshing sound, immediately turn the
burner control knob off. Wait several minutes before
trying to light the burner again.
8. During cooking, check the food periodically using the
temperature information on the Safe Cooking Temperature Chart on page 16. Check the internal meat
temperature with a meat thermometer to determine
doneness. The outdoor grill cooks more rapidly with the
canopy shut, slower with it open.
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Operating Your Outdoor Grill
Lighting the Side Burners (OB52, OBS52
and OBSB162 Only)
Burner Lighting Notes
• Dacor’s automatic re-ignition system will automatically ignite an extinguished flame.
Each side burner control knob has an icon next to
it to tell you which burner it operates.
• If the igniter does not work for one of the standard
burners, it may be lit using the manual lighting
instructions. See page 12.
1. Push in on the knob and turn it counter-clockwise to the LIGHT/HIGH position. The knob
will illuminate and the igniter for the burner
will spark (click) repeatedly until it lights. The
burner should light within five seconds.
• A normal flame for the standard “U” burners and the
side burners is steady and blue in color. Foreign material in the gas line, especially in new construction,
may cause an orange flame during initial operation. It
will disappear with further use. Small orange tips on
the ends of the flames are normal when using LP gas.
2. If the gas does not ignite after five seconds or if the
flame goes out and gas escapes, turn the knob to the
OFF position. Allow at least five minutes for the gas to
dissipate.
• After a few minutes of use, the optional IR sear
burner will glow red, which is normal.
3. Repeat the lighting procedure. If a burner still does
not ignite, the igniter continues to spark or if the
flame is not spread evenly around the burner cap, see
the Before You Call for Service section on page 23.
The burner(s) may also be light manually (see page
12).
• On side burners, the flame should burn evenly around
the perimeter of the burner, except underneath
each grate support finger, where the flame height is
reduced by Dacor’s Smart-Flame™ feature.
• When a side burner is cool, the igniter may continue
to spark when the knob is set to the low position.
The burner will stop sparking when warm. To reduce
sparking when cold, operate the burner at a higher
setting for about 60 seconds, then lower the flame to
cook. The burner will also warm up faster if a utensil
is placed on the grate. The igniter will also spark automatically if the flame is distorted by the wind.
4. Place the cooking utensil on the grate.
5. Turn the control knob counter-clockwise to reduce the
flame until it covers approximately 1/3 of the utensil diameter. Doing so will ensure even heating and
reduce the likelihood of burning or scorching the food.
caution
Do not put the burner cover over the side burners while
hot. Excessive heat may cause permanent discoloration.
Side burner knobs
Standard burner knobs
(knob for optional sear
is on the right)
Rotisserie burner knob
Burner Knob Locations - Model OBS52 Shown
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Operating Your Outdoor Grill
Lighting the Burners (Continued)
To manually light the optional sear burner:
Manual Lighting Procedures - Grill
Compartment
2. Make sure all control knobs are in the OFF position.
1. Make sure the drip tray is in place.
3. Make sure the grate above the sear burner is in place.
4. If using a LP tank, turn the valve on the top of the
tank, counter-clockwise, to the fully open position.
warning
5. Use the provided match holder or a long stem match
to light the burner manually. Insert a lit match at an
angle through the grate above the sear burner. While
keeping the lit end of the match a little above the
surface of the sear burner, push in on the control knob
and turn it counter-clockwise. If you do not experience immediate ignition, turn the knob back to the
OFF position. Leave the canopy open and wait five
minutes. Repeat the lighting procedure.
Use the manual lighting procedure only in the
event that one or more of the igniters is not
working:
• Use only the Dacor supplied match light tool or a long
stemmed match.
• Do not attempt to light the optional sear burner
without the grate above it in place. Do not attempt
to light the standard burners without the flame
spreaders in place.
Sear burner
• Make sure all control knobs are in the OFF position
before performing the manual lighting procedure.
• If a flame that has been lit manually goes out,
immediately turn the control knob to the OFF position
to avoid a fire or explosion hazard. Allow five minutes
for gas to dissipate before re-lighting it.
To manually light the rotisserie burner, see page 14.
To manually light the standard U shaped burners:
1. Make sure the drip tray is in place.
2. Make sure all control knobs are in the OFF position.
6. If the burner does not light after two tries, see the
Before You Call for Service section on page 23.
3. Open the canopy and remove all of the grates above
the standard burners. If the appliance is equipped
with the optional sear burner, leave the grate above it
in place.
To manually light one of the optional sear burners:
1. Make sure the drip tray is in place.
2. Make sure all control knobs are in the OFF position.
4. If using a LP tank, turn the valve on the top of the
tank, counter-clockwise, to the fully open position.
3. If using a LP tank, turn the valve on the top of the
tank, counter-clockwise, to the fully open position.
5. Find the lighting hole in the front of the flame
spreader located directly behind the front control
panel for the burner you intend to light.
4. Use the provided match holder or a long stem match
to light the burner manually. With the end of the lit
match next to the burner holes, push in on the corresponding control knob and turn it counter-clockwise.
If you do not experience immediate ignition, turn the
knob back to the OFF position. Wait five minutes, and
repeat the lighting procedure.
6. Use the provided match holder or a long stem match
to light the burner manually. Push in on the control
knob and turn it counter-clockwise while inserting a lit
match into the lighting hole. If you do not experience
immediate ignition, turn the knob back to the OFF
position. Leave the
canopy open and wait
five minutes. Repeat
the lighting procedure. Lighting
hole
7. If the burner does not
light after two tries,
see the Before You
Call for Service section on page 23.
5. If the burner does not light after two tries, see the
Before You Call for Service section on page 23.
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Operating Your Outdoor Grill
6. Slide both forks toward the center, skewering the
meat. Tighten both forks using the attached thumb
screws.
Rotisserie Cooking
warning
7. Attach the rotisserie motor to the side of the outdoor
grill by slipping the edge of the bracket down into the
slot on the right side of the frame. The canopy must
be open.
• To avoid an explosion or fire hazard, do not use the
rotisserie burner during high wind conditions.
• To avoid an electric shock and burn hazard, keep all
body parts away from the rotisserie burner during
lighting and use.
Thumb screws
• The rotisserie burner flame may be difficult to see in
bright sunny conditions.
• To avoid damage and an electric shock hazard due to
moisture damage, unplug and remove the rotisserie
motor when not in use. Store it in a clean, dry place.
Rotisserie cooking utilizes the intense searing heat of an
infrared (IR) burner to cook many different types of meat.
As the motor slowly rotates the rotisserie rod, the meat
sears and cooks evenly on all sides, producing flavorful,
crispy-browned and juicy meats.
Rotisserie
motor
Forks
Rotisserie Rod
8. Make sure the motor switch is in the off position. Plug
the power cord into a three prong grounded electrical
outlet equipped for use with outdoor appliances. An
electrical outlet equipped with a ground fault interrupter (GFI) is highly recommended to minimize the
risk of injury due to an electric shock.
Things to Know About the Rotisserie
• The rotisserie burner can be used in conjunction with
the standard burners and the smoker box.
• The rotisserie burner does not need to be preheated
before using it. In fact, it is easier to insert the rotisserie rod before lighting.
Rotisserie Operation
important
• The maximum amount of weight that the rotisserie
can hold is 17 pounds.
• To prevent the rotisserie burner from becoming
clogged, leave it on for five minutes after removing
the meat to burn off any spattered grease.
Preparing to Use the Rotisserie
warning
• The rotisserie burner is not intended for use with the
warming rack in place. Remove the warming rack
before lighting the rotisserie burner.
If the outdoor grill is hot, use hot pads to handle the
rotisserie rod and motor. Keep hands away from the
rotisserie burner by handling the rotisserie rod near the
ends.
• When only the rotisserie burner is in use, the canopy
temperature gauge does not accurately indicate the
cooking temperature.
1. Open the canopy.
The IR rotisserie burner requires about a minute to heat
up to cooking temperature. After a few minutes of use the
burner will glow red, which is normal.
2. If the warming rack is in place inside the grill compartment, remove it.
caution
The rotisserie burner requires no preheating and can
be used in conjunction with the standard burners, the
optional sear burner and the smoker box.
Always use cotton string to truss meats. Do not use
nylon or plastic string, because it will melt.
1. Make sure the drip tray is in place.
3. Put one of the rotisserie forks on the blunt end of the
rotisserie rod with the points toward the center.
2. Insert the pointed end of the rod into the rotisserie
motor drive hole inside the compartment. Rest the
other end on the rollers on the left side.
4. Push the food onto the pointed end of the rotisserie
rod and center it.
3. Loosen the thumb screws on the rotisserie forks. Slide
the meat to center it in front of the rotisserie burner
(the white ceramic piece on the back wall of the grill
compartment). Tighten the thumb screws firmly.
5. Slide the second rotisserie fork onto the rod with the
points toward the meat.
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Continued...
Operating Your Outdoor Grill
Rotisserie Cooking (Cont.)
Manual Lighting Procedure - Rotisserie
4. Make sure the motor power cord is routed away from
all surfaces that become hot when any of the burners
are lit.
2. Make sure all control knobs are in the OFF position.
1. Make sure the drip tray is in place.
3. If using a LP tank, turn the valve on the top of the
tank, counter-clockwise, to the fully open position.
5. Turn on the motor and watch the meat rotate several times. Make sure the food is rotating evenly and
does not rub against the rotisserie burner. If necessary, turn off the motor, remove the rotisserie rod and
readjust. If the food is not rotating properly, it will not
cook evenly.
4. Use the provided match holder or a long stem match
to light the burner manually. Push in on the rotisserie
burner control knob and turn it counter-clockwise
while holding the end of the lit match just below the
rotisserie burner igniter electrodes (the two wires on
the left side of the burner). If you do not experience
immediate ignition, turn the knob back to the OFF
position. Leave the canopy open and wait five minutes. Repeat the lighting procedure.
6. Push in on the rotisserie burner control knob and
turn it counter-clockwise to the LIGHT/HIGH position. The igniter will spark repeatedly until the burner
lights. The spark makes a “clicking” sound. The burner
should light within five seconds. A minute after lighting, the rotisserie burner will begin to glow red. If the
burner does not ignite in five seconds, turn the burner
knob to the OFF position. Keep the canopy open. Wait
five minutes. Repeat the lighting procedure. If the
burner does not ignite after three tries, you may use
the manual lighting procedure. Also see the Before
You Call for Service section on page 23.
Rotisserie burner
Electrode
location
LIGHT/HIGH
5. If the burner does not light after two tries, see the
Before You Call for Service section on page 23.
Rotisserie burner knob
7. Dacor recommends that you place a rimmed pan
underneath the food to catch juices and prevent flareups.
8. Close the canopy.
9. During cooking, check the food periodically using the
temperature information on the Safe Cooking Temperature Chart on page 16. Check the internal meat
temperature with a meat thermometer to determine
doneness.
10.If the food is done, remove the entire rotisserie rod
with hot pads. Put it on a clean cookie sheet.
11.Use hot pads to loosen the thumb screws and remove
the rotisserie rod and forks.
12.Allow the meat to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before
carving.
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Operating Your Outdoor Grill
5. With the canopy closed, preheat the outdoor grill to
a temperature of 225 to 300ºF. Make sure the burner
under the smoker box is lit. Once the outdoor grill
reaches the above temperature range, allow an additional 15 to 20 minutes for smoke to gather inside the
grill compartment.
Smoker Cooking
Use the smoker box to add a smoked flavor to grilled
foods. You can also use the smoker box with the rotisserie. Smoking is always performed with the canopy
closed.
6. Open the canopy and place the food on the grates
as close to the smoker box as possible. Doing so will
allow the smoked flavor to penetrate the meat.
warning
• Smoker wood chips are soaked with liquids which
create steam and smoke while grilling. This steam
can be very hot and dangerous.
7. Close the canopy. During cooking, check the food
periodically using the temperature information on the
Safe Cooking Temperature Chart on page 16. Check
the internal meat temperature with a meat thermometer to determine doneness.
• Frequently, the smoker box will need to be refilled
during cooking. Proceed with caution. The box will
be extremely hot. Steam and hot metal surfaces can
cause personal injury and possible fire.
Adding more wood chips:
• Wood chips should smoke for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Adjust the flame under the smoker box if the wood
chips burn too quickly.
• Using wood chips that have not been properly soaked
will catch fire (small red embers will appear in the
smoker box). If the wood chips begin to catch fire,
add a small amount of water. Wear hot pads and
keep body parts clear while adding the water to avoid
steam burns.
• Replace the chips frequently during the smoking process. Use hot pads and tongs because the smoker box
will be very hot. Do not remove the hot smoker box.
Instead, have the chips drained and ready to go into
the smoker box. NOTE: When you open the canopy,
you extend cooking times due to escaping heat.
Using the Smoker Box
1. While the outdoor grill is cool, remove one of the
small grates and a small flame spreader from inside
the grill compartment. Rearrange the existing grates
and flame spreaders to leave an opening where you
want to insert the smoker box. Dacor suggests using
the far left side. NOTE: You can not put the smoker
box over the top of the optional sear burner, which is
located on the right side.
Smoker Wood Chip Types
Wood Type
2. Before lighting the outdoor grill, soak about two to
three generous handfuls of your choice of wood chips
for at least 30 minutes. Refer to the chart, right, for
wood types, characteristics and foods to smoke with
each type of wood chip.
3. Pour off the water from the soaked chips and fill the
smoker box about half way. Close the smoker box lid.
Reserve some chips to add later.
4. After loading the smoker box with the soaked wood
chips and while the outdoor grill is still cool, insert the
box into the grill compartment in place of the grate
removed in step 1.
Type of Smoke
Good for Cooking
Alder
Light delicate smoke
Various types of
fish, especially
salmon and swordfish. Also good for
chicken and pork.
Apple/
Cherry
Sweet fruity smoke
Chicken, turkey,
ham, pork and
game birds.
Hickory
Smoky, sharp flavor
for true southern
barbecue
Pork ribs and shoulder, chicken, beef,
wild game and
cheeses.
Sweet and mild
smoke
Poultry, vegetables,
ham and bacon
Sweet, burns hot,
can be bitter if
burned for a long
time
Most meats (especially beef) and
most vegetables
Distinctive and
pleasant smoke
Brisket, chicken
and pork
More subtle flavor
than hickory
Burns easily, good
for lower temperature smoking
Pork, chicken,
lamb, fish and
cheeses.
Maple
Mesquite
Oak
Pecan
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Operating Your Outdoor Grill
Using the Optional Sear Burner
Safe Cooking Temperature Chart
Models OBS36 and OBS52 Only
Below is the USDA Minimum Safe Cooking Temperature
for Various Foods.* Temperatures are obtained using a
meat thermometer inserted into the food.
The optional infrared (IR) sear burner is located on the
right side of the grill compartment. It quickly sears meat
to lock in flavor and juices. The meat also absorbs smoke
and food aroma the burner produces when it vaporizes
the grease and drippings. Once the outside of the meat
is seared, move it to a standard burner to prevent burning and to finish cooking it all the way through. The exact
amount of time required to sear the meat before transfer
varies with the type and thickness of meat. Dacor’s Sear
Control Technology™ allows you to adjust the sear burner
intensity. NOTE: The sear burner is not intended for
cooking food until done. It is intended only to sear meat
quickly before it is transferred to a standard burner.
Ground Meat and Meat Mixtures
Beef, pork veal, lamb
160°F
Turkey, chicken
165°F
Fresh Beef, Veal and Lamb
Medium rare
145°F
Medium
160°F
Well done
170°F
Poultry
Chicken and turkey, whole
(temperature taken in thigh)
165°F
Poultry breasts, roast
165°F
Poultry thighs, wings, legs
165°F
Duck and goose
165°F
Stuffing
165°F
Fresh Pork
LIGHT/HIGH
Medium
160°F
Well done
170°F
Ham
Option sear burner control knob models OBS36 and OBS52 only*
To cook using the sear burner:
Fresh (raw)
160°F
Pre-cooked (reheat)
140°F
* This information is subject to change without notice.
Contact the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline for the latest
information:
1. Light and preheat the outdoor grill according to the
instructions on page 10. The sear burner itself must
preheat on HIGH for a minimum of five minutes.
1-888-MPHotline
or www.fsis.usda.gov
2. Thaw the meat and trim the excess fat.
3. Place the meat on the grate above the sear burner.
Allow the meat to sear on one side (brown with grate
strips). The time required to sear depends on the
meat type and thickness. Adjust the heat level and/or
time accordingly to prevent burning.
4. Flip the meat and sear on the other side for about the
same amount of time.
5. Flip the meat onto one of the standard burners set on
medium heat.
6. Cook/flip the meat until it is done to your preference.
important
To prevent the sear burner from becoming clogged with
grease, leave it on for an additional five minutes after
you are done cooking.
* On models OB36 and OB52 a standard “U” burner takes
the place of the sear burner.
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Care and Cleaning
Cleaning the Grill Compartment
Cleaning Instructions
Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and
close the gas shut-off valve before cleaning.
• To keep your outdoor grill looking and operating its
best, clean it after every use. Spills that remain on
the parts may be very difficult to clean, especially if
allowed to burn on. Certain types of food, such as
tomatoes, citrus juices, vinegar, alcohol and milk can
damage the finishes if you allow them to stand for any
length of time.
Cleaning the Grill Compartment Interior and Standard
U Shaped Burners
1. When the outdoor grill is cool, open the canopy and
remove the grates and flame spreaders from the grill
compartment. Remove the drip tray.
2. The “U” burner ignitors are the two wire electrodes
located under a cover just behind the front panel,
inside the grill compartment. Each “U” burner has one
set. The ignitors must be clean for proper operation.
To clean, gently brush completely around the igniter
electrodes. A stiff toothbrush is ideal for this purpose. Use care while cleaning them because they will
not work properly if bent. The porcelain bases holding the electrodes in place can also crack or break if
not treated with care. Do not use water to clean the
igniters. If necessary, use a small amount of rubbing
alcohol to help dissolve grime.
• Porcelain parts are exposed to extremely high temperatures and acidy foods. They are also put under
a lot of stress when hot utensils are placed on them.
These severe operating conditions, cause the porcelain enamel parts on your outdoor grill to undergo a
change in appearance over time. If you care for and
clean these parts carefully, you will slow down, but
not eliminate, the aging process.
warning
• To avoid an electrical shock or fire hazard, disconnect
the power plug and close the gas shut-off valve
before cleaning.
3. Clean the “U” burners with a steel brush. Clear
blocked holes on the burners with a straightened
paper clip, needle or wire. If there is excessive grime
and grease build up, the “U” burners may be removed
from the grill compartment for cleaning. Remove the
burners also to inspect inside for insects and insect
nests. See page 21 for the burner removal instructions.
• Avoid the potential for grease fires by frequently
cleaning the drip tray.
• Check and clean the burner/venturi tubes for insects
and insect nests regularly. A clogged tube can create
a fire hazard.
• To avoid burns, make sure that all parts are cool
before cleaning or removing the drip tray.
4. Clean the inside of the grill compartment with a solution of hot dishwashing soap and the coarse side of a
sponge. Rinse and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
• Do not submerse the rotisserie motor in water or
cleaning fluids. Do not allow water or cleaning fluids
to get into the holes or slots on the rotisserie motor.
5. If there is excessive grime and grease build up around
the drip tray cover, located on the floor of the compartment, it may be removed for cleaning.
• Do not use a steam cleaner to clean the outdoor
grill or rotisserie motor. Steam could penetrate the
electrical components and cause a short circuit.
• After cleaning, make sure the burners, the flame
spreaders, the grates and the drip tray are dry and
completely reassembled before use.
Grates
• Use only the cleaners specified to clean this
appliance. Other cleaners may cause permanent
damage to surfaces. Do not use aerosol cleaners.
They may be flammable or cause corrosion of metal
parts. Use only a sponge, soft cloth, fibrous or plastic
brush or nylon pad for cleaning the surfaces of your
outdoor grill.
• Do not clean any of the outdoor grill parts in a
dishwasher. They may be damaged.
• Do not attempt to manually clean the rotisserie
burner or optional sear burner. Burn off grease and
grime according to these instructions.
Flame spreaders
• Do not try to remove heavy spills with a sharp object
such as a knife or metal spatula. Sharp objects may
scratch your outdoor grill’s surfaces.
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Drip try
Care and Cleaning
Cleaning the Porcelain Grates and Warming Rack
Cleaning the Rotisserie Parts
• The standard grates and warming rack that come with
the appliance are coated with a porcelain finish. For
everyday cleaning, use a soft cloth or non-abrasive
pad with warm soapy water to clean all of the porcelain parts.
1. Clean the rotisserie rod and forks with a solution of
hot dishwashing soap and the coarse side of a sponge.
Rinse and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
2. Wipe the outside surface of the rotisserie motor with a
soft damp cloth. Apply a small amount of dishwashing
soap to the cloth to cut grease. Be careful not to get
fluid inside the openings in the motor.
• If necessary, tough stains may be removed by applying full strength sprays such as Simple Green, Ajax
All-Purpose Cleaner or Formula 409™. To minimize
wear, use the mildest cleaner needed to get the surface clean.
• For extremely stubborn stains, you may use a mildly
abrasive cleaner or applicator, such as Soft Scrub,
Bon Ami, S.O.S. pads or other soap-filled steel wool
pads. Use these cleaners with extreme care and only
on occasion. Extensive use of these types of abrasives
will eventually damage the porcelain enamel.
Cleaning the Drip Tray, Flame Spreaders and Optional
Stainless Steel Grates and Warming Rack
Cleaning the Light Lenses
• To clean the drip tray, flame spreaders and optional
stainless steel racks, scrub with a solution of hot dishwashing soap and the coarse side of a sponge. When
you need to clean heavy soil, use a scouring pad such
as steel wool with plenty of water. Use steel wool with
extreme care and only on occasion. Do not use steel
wool on the front of the drip tray panel. You may also
use a solution of one cup of ammonia to two gallons
of water.
The light lenses are made of glass. Use any of the following to clean them:
• Non-abrasive cleaners
• Glass cleaners
• Warm soapy water
For tough stains, scrub the light lenses with the rough
side of a sponge and warm, soapy water. Be careful not to
scratch the surface.
Cleaning the Rotisserie Burner and Optional Sear
Burner
• The rotisserie burner and optional sear burner are
cleaned by leaving them on at high heat for five minutes after cooking.
• If there is excessive grime and grease build up around
the outside and below the sear burner, it may be
removed from the grill compartment for cleaning.
caution
Gently center the hole on end of the gas supply tube on
the sear burner over the feeder tube under the control
panel as you reinstall it to prevent damage.
• Over time, ash may build up on the burner surface(s).
Brush, blow or vacuum the ash from the burner
surface(s) when the burners are cool.
Cleaning the Smoker Box
• When the smoker box and
the wood remnants inside
are cool, remove it for
cleaning. Dump out the
wood remnants and wash
the smoker box with warm
water and dish soap. Rinse
the box well and dry it.
Light Fixture Locations
Reassemble the flame spreaders and grates
Reassemble the grill compartment components according to the Setting Up You Outdoor Grill section of this
manual.
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Care and Cleaning
Cleaning the Optional Side
Burners
Cleaning the Exterior
Knobs and Trim Rings
caution
important
• Do not soak the knobs in water or put them in a
dishwasher.
• Cover the side burners with the included stainless
steel burner cover when they are not in use and cool.
Doing so will protect them and help keep them clean.
• Do not remove the trim rings from the appliance.
Clean only the outside edges of the trim rings. If you
get moisture inside the trim rings, damage to the
electronic components can occur.
• The igniter will not work properly if the burner cap,
burner head, burner base or the igniter itself are
not clean. A dirty or wet igniter may not spark at
all. Keep the igniters clean and dry to reduce this
problem and avoid unnecessary service calls.
• Do not expose the knobs to hot objects, intense heat
or direct flame. Damage may result.
1. Remove the grate and disassemble the side burners
underneath for cleaning as shown. After disassembling them, check for any dirt or grime deposited on
the individual parts, including the igniters.
2. Brush completely around
the igniter, including over
and under the edge of the
metal top and porcelain
base. A stiff toothbrush is
ideal for this task. Use care
while cleaning because
the porcelain igniter base
is fragile and can crack or
break. Do not use water to
clean the igniters. If necessary, use a small amount
of rubbing alcohol to help
dissolve grime.
• Wash the knobs regularly with a solution of warm
soapy water. Dacor recommends hand dishwashing
liquid.
• Turn the knobs to the off position to remove them for
cleaning or replacement.
• Grasp each knob and pull straight back, off of the
valve shaft.
Burner cap
• Clean the outside edges of the trim rings while the
knobs are removed. Wipe them with a soft damp rag.
• To replace the knobs,
align the “D-shaped”
opening on the back
of the knob with
the end of the valve
shaft. Carefully push
the knob on until it
stops.
Burner head
Igniter
3. Examine the burner caps.
Burner base
Remove anything stuck in
the holes with a straightened paper clip, wire or needle. Be careful not to
scratch or damage it. Do not distort the shape of the
holes.
Exterior Stainless Steel Surfaces, Chrome
and Other Metal Surfaces
caution
• Always wipe stainless steel (silver colored) surfaces
with the grain.
4. Clean the burner cap and head with window cleaner
or rubbing alcohol. Use a cleaning brush with plastic
bristles or a firm tooth brush. When done, rinse the
parts well with clean water. Dry the parts thoroughly
before re-assembling them.
• To prevent scratching, do not use abrasive cleaners
or scrubbers on stainless steel or other metal
surfaces.
• Clean the exterior stainless steel surfaces with the
Dacor Stainless Steel Cleaner included with your
appliance. Use it according to the directions on the
package. See the Parts and Accessories section to
order additional cleaner.
5. Test the burners after re-assembly. If the flame is
uneven, be sure that the brass burner cap and the
burner head are properly positioned. Check for any
dirt or grime in the burner cap. If erratic clicking is
still present, make sure the igniter is completely dry.
If the unit still exhibits problems after drying, call your
local Dacor Authorized Service Agent.
• You may also use a mild solution of detergent and
warm water on stainless steel surfaces. Rinse and dry
with a soft, lint-free cloth.
• To clean other metal surfaces, use a soft cloth with a
mild solution of detergent and warm water. Rinse and
dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
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Care and Cleaning
To replace a light bulb, follow these steps:
Light Bulb Replacement
1. Replace the light bulb only with Dacor part number
100429. See the page 22 for ordering information.
warning
2. Disconnect the outdoor grill power cord from the electrical outlet.
• To avoid an electrical shock and fire hazard, be sure
to disconnect the outdoor grill power cord from the
electrical outlet and close the gas shut-off valve when
replacing the light bulb(s).
3. Hold your hand under the lens for support and gently
pry it loose using a spatula or table knife. Pull the lens
cover straight out.
• To avoid personal injury, make sure the outdoor grill
and the light bulb(s) are cool before replacing the
light bulb(s).
4. Grasp the old bulb and pull it straight out of the
socket.
5. Using a glove, insert the new bulb into the socket.
• Always make sure the lens covers are in place when
using the outdoor grill. The lens covers protect the
bulbs from breakage.
6. To reinstall the lens, first
Lens cutout
line up the lens and the
light fixture, with the cutout
toward the bottom. Gently
press the lens into its original position.
• Replacing the lens cover without lining up the cutout
with the light socket will damage the light fixture.
• Do not use a screwdriver to remove the lens.
Light bulb replacement is considered to be a homeowner
maintenance operation. Your outdoor grill has halogen
lights to enhance the view inside the canopy. Each light
assembly consists of a removable lens cover and a 20
Watt 12 Volt halogen bulb, as well as the light fixture
housing. If the light does not work, before replacing it,
please consult the Problem Solution Guide on page 23.
7. Reconnect the power cord.
Back of Lens
Light fixture
important
Bulb
To increase bulb life, use a glove when handling the
bulb. Oils from your hand may reduce bulb life.
Light
socket
Insert with lens cutout
on bottom
Lens
Light Bulb Installation
Light Fixture Locations
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Care and Cleaning
Standard “U” Burner Removal
and Replacement
Testing/Resetting the Ground
Fault Interrupter (GFI)
The optional outdoor grill cart is equipped with a GFI to
minimize the risk of injury due to an electric shock in the
event of a short circuit. If your outdoor grill is connected
to a GFI outlet that is not part of a Dacor grill cart, the
following instructions still apply.
warning
• To avoid an electrical shock and fire hazard, be sure
to disconnect the outdoor grill power cord from the
electrical outlet and close the gas shut-off valve when
cleaning or servicing the burners.
The “U” burners can be removed for cleaning and inspection. Models OB36 and OB52 are equipped with three,
models OBS36 and OBS52 are equipped with two.
A GFI detects the possibility of an electric shock condition and disconnects power to the electrical receptacles
next to the buttons. When the GFI disconnects (or trips),
the RESET button on the outlet pops out slightly. The GFI
should be tested periodically to make sure it is working
properly.
To Remove:
To test a GFI:
• Do not disassemble the appliance unless it is cool.
1. Disconnect the outdoor grill power cord from the electrical outlet.
1. Disconnect all power plugs from all of the receptacles
on the GFI electrical outlet.
2. Close the gas shut-off valve.
2. Push in on the TEST button and release.
3. Open the canopy and remove the grates and flame
spreaders from the grill compartment.
3. The RESET button should trip immediately.
4. Push in on the RESET button after it trips to turn
power back on.
4. Remove the burner cap nuts. They are located on the
inside back panel just above the end of each burner.
5. Lift the burner up at the back and slide towards the
back of the compartment to remove.
To Reinstall:
1. Slide the mounting pins and gas supply tube on each
burner into the holes on the back of the control panel
inside the grill compartment. Slide the hole on each
burner bracket over the studs at the back of the compartment.
GFI RESET and TEST
buttons, location and
appearance varies
2. Attach the burner brackets to the studs using the
existing cap nuts.
If the RESET button does not pop out during testing:
3. Re-install the flame spreaders and grates.
1. Keep all plugs disconnected from the electrical outlet.
4. Reconnect the power cord. Turn on the gas supply and
test the burners for proper operation.
2. Call a licensed electrician to have the outlet repaired.
Do not use the outlet until repairs are made.
5. On units equipped with a LP tank, close the gas shutoff valve on top after testing.
If the GFI trips when the TEST button is not being
pushed:
• Push in on the RESET button.
If the GFI trips immediately when reset or when an
appliance is turned on:
1. Disconnect all plugs from the outlet and push the
RESET button. If the GFI trips immediately, leave all
appliances disconnected and call a licensed electrician
to repair the electrical outlet. Do not use the outlet
until it is repaired.
“U” burner
cap nuts
2. If the GFI does not trip with all the appliances disconnected, plug in the appliance/rotisserie plugs and
turn them on one at a time. If the GFI trips when an
appliance/device is plugged in and turned on, call for
service. See page 24 for service information.
Model OBS36
shown
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Parts and Accessories
Description
Dacor Part Number
Dacor Stainless Steel Cleaner
A302
Replacement halogen light bulb (12 Vac, 20 Watt)
100429
Vinyl cover for built-in 36” outdoor grill
OVBC36
Vinyl cover for built-in 52” outdoor grill
OVBC52
Vinyl cover for 36” outdoor grill and cart
OVCC36
Vinyl cover for 52” outdoor grill and cart
OVCC52
Cutout trim kit for model OB36 and OBS36
OBGT36
Cutout trim kit for model OB52 and OBS52
OBGT52
20” Epicure access door assembly (storage access door for built-in installations)
OBAD20
36” Epicure access door assembly (storage access doors for built-in installations)
OBAD36
Freestanding cart for models OB36 and OBS36
OBC36
Freestanding cart for models OB52 and OBS52
OBC52
Freestanding cart with warming drawer for models OB52 and OBS52
OBC52
Rotisserie motor assembly
700482
Rotisserie rod
101179
Rotisserie forks (set of 2)
AGFS
Replacement porcelain warming rack
101154
Replacement side burner grate
72436SB
Replacement Porcelain grate (11” X 22”)
101163
Replacement Porcelain steel grate (5.5” X 22”)
101164
Stainless steel grate set
ABSG
Flame spreader (large)
62628
Flame spreader (small)
36661
Smoker box
ASBX
Standard “U” shaped burner
72153
Regulator assembly, single stage, OB36, OBS36 and OBSB162 (for use with a 20 lb. LP tank)
72310
Regulator assembly, two stage, OB52 and OBS52 (for use with a 20 lb. LP tank)
101578
Regulator assembly, LP (for use with whole house LP installations)
700597LP
Regulator assembly, natural gas (for use with whole house natural gas installations)
700597NG
Barbecue tool set
DE075
To order parts and accessories, contact your Dacor dealer or visit www.everythingdacor.com.
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Before You Call for Service
Problem Solution Guide
Problem
Nothing works. Igniters
do not spark (no clicking
sound).
Sparking, but no flame
(burners make a clicking
sound, but do not ignite).
May be caused by
What to do
Outdoor grill not connected to
electrical power.
Connect power plug to electrical outlet .
Power to electrical outlet is off.
Check for tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse.
Check also for tripped ground fault interrupter (see
page 21).
Power outage.
Contact power company.
Wet or dirty igniter.
Clean according to Care and Cleaning section.
Extension cord not providing
adequate ground.
If appliance is connected to an extension cord, check
the extension cord.
Wet or dirty igniter.
Clean and dry according to Care and Cleaning section.
Gas is turned off.
Make sure the gas shut-off valve is open.
Gas supply interrupted.
Natural gas units: Contact gas company. LP tank
units: Make sure the tank is not empty. Whole house
LP units: Check gas supply.
Burners are clogged or dirty.
Clean according to Care and Cleaning section.
Standard “U” burner flame is
distorted or uneven.
Burners are clogged or dirty
Clean according to Care and Cleaning section.
Side burner flame is distorted, yellow or very large.
Burner cap not properly positioned (side burners only).
Make sure burner is assembled according to the
Setting Up Your Outdoor Grill section.
Outdoor grill set up to use a
different type of gas (natural
or LP).
Have qualified service technician check to make sure
that the outdoor grill is set up for the type of gas.
Gas regulator is not installed,
faulty or set for wrong type of
gas.
Have qualified service technician check the gas
regulator.
Burner is cold (side burners
only).
Burners may continue to spark for up to 60 seconds
when cold and set to low. See Operating Your
Outdoor Grill section for more information on how
to minimize.
Burner cap not properly positioned (side burners only).
Make sure burner is assembled according to the
Setting Up Your Outdoor Grill section.
Flame distorted by air draft.
Minimize any air drafts around the grill.
Wet or dirty igniter.
Clean according to Care and Cleaning section.
Burners are clogged or dirty.
Clean according to Care and Cleaning section.
Low gas pressure.
Contact gas company (natural gas units only).
Electrical outlet polarity reversed.
Have a licensed electrician check the electrical outlet
for correct polarity.
Air intake holes under control
panel are covered or obstructed.
Check to make sure air holes under knobs are not
blocked. Check to make sure the appliance is properly installed so that air flows freely into the holes
under the control panel.
Low gas pressure.
Contact gas company (natural gas units only).
No power.
See Nothing Works above.
Light bulb(s) burned out.
See Care and Cleaning section.
Igniter continues to spark
(click) after flame ignites.
Flame goes out at low setting.
Lights do not work.
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Warranty and Service
Getting Help
OUTSIDE THE FIFTY STATES OF THE U.S.A., THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND CANADA:
Before you request service, please review the Before You
Call for Service section on page 23. If you have performed the checks in the Problem Solution Guide and
the problem has not been remedied, please contact us at
one of the numbers below. Prior to requesting service, it is
helpful to be familiar with the warranty terms and conditions listed in the Warranty section below.
LIMITED FIRST YEAR WARRANTY
For warranty repairs, call:
If your DACOR product fails to function within one year of
the original date of purchase, due to a defect in material
or workmanship, DACOR will furnish a new part, F.O.B.
factory, to replace the defective part. All delivery, installation, and labor costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. The owner must provide proof of purchase, upon
request, and have the appliance accessible for service.
Dacor Distinctive Service
What Is Not Covered
Phone: (877) 337-3226 (U.S.A. and Canada)
Business Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
• Service calls to educate the customer in the proper
use and care of the product.
For non-warranty repairs, call:
• Failure of the product when used for commercial,
business, rental or any application other than for residential consumer use.
Dacor Customer Service
Phone: (800) 793-0093 (U.S.A. and Canada)
Business Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
• Replacement of house fuses or fuse boxes, or resetting of circuit breakers.
Contact us through our web site at:
• Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, flood
or other acts of God.
www.Dacor.com
At Dacor, we believe that our quality of service equals
that of our product. Should your experience with our service network or product be different, please contact our
Customer Service Team and share your encounter with
us. We will do our utmost to resolve the situation for you
and deliver on our Dacor promise.
• Breakage, discoloration or damage to glass, metal
surfaces, plastic components, trim, paint or other
cosmetic finish, caused by improper usage or care,
abuse, or neglect.
THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THE ABOVE EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. THEREFORE, NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE MADE, AND
OUTSIDE THE FIFTY STATES OF THE UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND CANADA, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM THE
DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO EVENT SHALL DACOR BE
LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL EXPENSE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE MADE TO
ANY BUYER FOR RESALE.
If you need anything clarified, just let us know.
Warranty
What Is Covered
CERTIFICATE OF WARRANTIES: DACOR OUTDOOR
GRILLS
WITHIN THE FIFTY STATES OF THE U.S.A., THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND CANADA*:
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, or do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of inconsequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights that vary from state to state.
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
If your DACOR product fails to function within one year of
the original date of purchase, due to a defect in material
or workmanship, DACOR will remedy the defect without
charge to you or subsequent users. The owner must provide proof of purchase upon request, and have the appliance accessible for service.
Warranty is null and void if non-ETL approved product is
transported from the U.S.
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are very grateful that you have chosen Dacor products for your home and do not consider the sale of such information to be a proper way
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than one Dacor product, please return all forms in one envelope or activate the warranty for each product online.
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1. How were you first exposed to Dacor products? (Please check one only.)
 A. T.V. Cooking Show
 F Builder
 B. Magazine
 G. Architect/Designer
 C. Appliance Dealer Showroom
 H. Another Dacor Owner
 D. Kitchen Dealer Showroom
 I. Model Home
 E. Home Show
 J. Other
2. Where did you buy your Dacor appliances?
 A. Appliance Dealer
 B. Kitchen Dealer
 C. Builder Supplier
 D. Builder
 E. Other
3. For what purpose was the product purchased?
 A. Replacement only
 B. Part of a Remodel
 C. New Home
 D. Other
4. What is your household income?
 A. Under $75,000
 B. $75,000 – $100,000
 C. $100,000 – $150,000
 D. $150,000 – $200,000
 E. $200,000 – $250,000
 F. Over $250,000
6. Would you buy or recommend another Dacor product?
 Yes
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A. Cooktop
C. Dishwasher
B. Oven
D. Refrigerator
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