Grill Care

Holland Grills will help you cook fantastic meals for many years. Following our cooking and grill care tips will help you get the most out of your Holland Grill. Click on one of the following categories to review the related tips.

If your igniter definitely won't work, you can light the grill manually.


Manually lighting the grill

NOTE: (October 2008--If you recently received a bottom shell replacement kit that does NOT have an igniter or a hole cut out to manually light the grill, don't panic! You can still light the grill very easily. Click on the link below to see how.
Even if your igniter won't work, you can still light your Holland Grill with a match or a butane lighter. But DO NOT try to light the grill through the small peephole that is located on the front of the bottom half of the grill. That hole is for LOOKING only, not lighting!

Additional Information
Yes, it can happen. The igniter on your Holland Grill, even though it's rotary spark design is reliable and is not subjected to grease fires that burn out igniters on ordinary grills, can go bad. Before you light the grill manually, there is a quick test you can perform to be certain your igniter is not working. CLICK HERE to see how to check your igniter. So you've checked the igniter and it really does not work. It's broken. But don't let that stop you from enjoying another great meal on the Holland. Light it with a match or a long butane lighter. You've probably wondered what that long chain and alligator clip that hangs from your grill was for. It is actually used to hold a match to light your grill. That chain and clip is the most reliable grill lighter made. Just put a match in it, light it, hold it up by the burner and it will light every time. CLICK HERE to get more details on how and where to light your grill manually and where NOT to light it.