Gas grill/griddle models MCB, RCB, PCB, MBI, MG, Pizza oven models PZ, and Fryer models PF are all available in Natural Gas. The order model will end in NG (Natural Gas). Example: MCB-36PKG-NG.
Natural Gas units come with a 10’ quick-disconnect gas hose. Gas grill/griddle models MCB, RCB, PCB, MBI, MG, and Pizza Oven models PZ in propane are designed to use standard 20-lb propane tanks that can be sourced in many locations. Models that are 24, 30, or 36 in size use one 20-lb tank. Models that are 48, 60, and 72 in size use two 20-lb propane tanks. Models ending in LP (Liquid Propane) are designed to use the standard size 20-lb propane tanks. Tanks do not come with the units. Propane grills that do include tanks with the units are models CCB and MCC. CCB models include two horizontal 30-lb propane tanks, and MCC models include two 50-lb propane tanks. If you are connecting the grill to a bulk propane tank that you want, or order a model that ends with SI (Single Inlet), look for the ending BULK. Example: RCB-60RGP-SI-BULK. If you plan to use tanks larger than the standard 20-lb propane tanks and plan on hooking your propane unit up to 50-lb or 100-lb propane tanks, order a model that ends with SI (Single Inlet) 50/100. Example: RCB-60RGP-SI-50/100. For built-in (BI) models of gas grills, order the model and appropriate gas type. For Natural Gas, the model number will end in NG. For Liquid Propane gas, the model will end in LP. For Patio Heaters, all models of CV-2650 and models of CV-2670 use a standard 20-lb or 30-lb propane tank. Only model CV-3050-NG is available for use with Natural Gas.
No, all units will include the appropriate gas hose(s). Exceptions are built-in grills and side burners.
These do include a gas regulator, but a gas hose is not included as these are typically plumbed to a gas line by a licenced gas fitter.
We recommend a light cleaning with warm, soapy water. Use your griddle as you would a flat top in a restaurant.
Oil is recommended to prevent sticking.
Kosher salt mixed with the juice of half of a lemon generally does the job. Apply with warm, soapy water, and ensure you dry your griddle thoroughly before storing it.
Apply degreaser or oven cleaner on the inside of the grill. Let it sit for 30 - 60 minutes.
Use a garden hose or preferably a power washer and spray off your grill in a secluded area. Always make sure you are following directions for protective equipment when cleaning with caustic materials.
We recommend draining and rinsing your grease tray regularly, especially in the summertime, as this is where grease and fat build up. Here’s a pro tip from Crown Verity to make it easier: add a little bit of dish soap to the water when changing it.
This can help prevent the grease from building up on the stainless steel surfaces.
Once you are finished, let the unit cool a bit. Use a vat or steel pail to contain the grease when you drain it, and please make sure it has a tight-fitting lid to avoid the chance of getting burnt by hot grease.
From there, pour warm, soapy water into the reservoir and use a light brush to move it around. Make sure you are washing the walls lightly. Next, drain the soapy water and repeat the cleaning. Rinse with water until the tank runs clean and clear.
Before you begin, uncrate your unit. Ensure that you peel all the protective film off the grill, including the film on the grease tray and the back of the unit.
- Prior to lighting the grill, always fill the pans under the unit with water. You must keep water in the pans at all times while in the grill is in use. Water will evaporate while cooking, so refill the water pans with water during cooking if needed.
- If you have a MCB model unit, mount one or two standard 20-lb propane tanks to the back of the unit. MCB-30 and MCB-36 models hold one tank, while MCB-48, MCB-60, and MCB-72 models hold two tanks. The foot of the tank rests in the lower bracket, and the upper bracket slides onto the top ring of the tank to hold the tanks on the unit.
- There are hose hangers under the rear legs of the unit to hang the gas hoses on when they’re not in use. Please hang the hoses on the hangers under the rear legs of the unit during transportation.
- Connect the gas hose(s) to the propane tanks. Make sure the green nut on the gas hose/regulator is securely tightened to the tank.
- Open the hood(s)/dome(s) on the grill.
- Ensure that all valve knobs (black knobs) are in the OFF position (clockwise).
- Turn on the propane tank valve(s) slowly. WAIT 15 SECONDS, and do not crack open the tank valve like you would a water faucet. Open the valve on tanks slowly.
- Turn the lighter tube valve (pilot – red knob) to the ON position (note: two lighter tubes are on units that hold two tanks - one for the left side and one for the right side). Insert a long safety lighter into the hole provided on the front of the grill. There is a single lighting hole on 30” and 36” units and two lighting holes on 48”, 60”, and 72” units. You need to light both sides of the units with two tanks.
- Visually check to ensure the lighter tube is burning. Once the lighter tube has been lit, the main burners will ignite off of the lighter tube when they are turned on. (Push in the black knobs and turn to “high”.) The unlit burners will then light automatically.
- Visually check to ensure that all burners that are intended to be ON are lit.
- Adjust individual burners as desired.
- Ensure all gas control knobs are in the OFF position.
- Turn off gas valves on propane tanks, disconnect gas hoses from propane tanks, and remove tanks from the unit. Hang gas hoses in hose hangers located under the rear legs of the unit.
- Empty water pans of water and debris. Be careful, as these pans will remain hot for some time after the unit has been turned off.
- Thoroughly clean unit using soap and water. Dawn detergent is a good liquid soap to use. The water pans can be filled with soap and water, and the cooking grids can be placed inside of the water pans to let them soak.
- After removing the primary debris, the unit should be cleaned with a degreaser. The Crown Verity BBQ Cleaner works best and is designed to be used when the unit is cool and dry. More than one application may be required in order to thoroughly clean the unit.
- The hood(s) of the unit will slide off the unit by lifting the two pins located on the back lip of the cooking grid on each side of the unit and sliding the hood(s) off. This will make it easier to access various areas of the grill for cleaning.
- After degreasing the unit, clean it again with soap and water. The unit can be cleaned with a pressure washer – just be careful not to spray water up into the burners from the underside of the unit. Instead, spray from the top down.
- Ensure everything is put back in its proper position. Cooking grids, hood(s) and aligning pins, warming rack(s) inside of hood(s), and end shelves can be stored under the unit on the lower shelf. Make sure gas hoses are hung on the hose hangers under the rear legs of the unit.
IMPORTANT - All gas connections should be made by a qualified technician. The installation and all installer-supplied parts must conform to local codes.
In the absence of local codes, the installation and all parts should conform to the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA 54, or Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.1. Your Crown Verity gas appliance is supplied with a factory set regulator. The regulator is necessary to “regulate” the gas pressures coming to the appliance to a specified value that will provide the correct operating pressures for the appliance. If the pressure is too high the flame will be too large and will not combust properly. If the pressures are too low, the flame will be too small, affecting heat, and could go out completely, letting gas escape. In either case, these conditions can pose a safety risk. There is a rating plate on all Crown Verity gas appliances that specifies the proper operating pressures. For your safety, all gas appliance connections need to be made by a qualified gas technician.
We do not provide a hose with built-in units because a built-in grill is a fixed unit, and we do not know how far your gas source will be from the grill. Your licensed gas fitter should only use a flexible, corrugated, stainless steel hose.
It should not be installed with a hard pipe.