Camp Chef Woodwind 36 Assembly: A Step-By-Step Guide To Setting Up Your Grill

Are you excited to start grilling on your new Camp Chef Woodwind 36 grill? Setting up a new grill can be a daunting task, but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the assembly process so you can get your grill up and running in no time.

First things first, it’s important to unbox your grill and do an inventory check to make sure you have all the necessary pieces. Once you’ve confirmed everything is there, it’s time to start assembling.

From attaching the legs to seasoning your grill, we’ll cover each step in detail to ensure a smooth assembly process.

So let’s get started and have you grilling in no time!

Unboxing and Inventory Check

Let’s start by unboxing the Camp Chef Woodwind 36 and taking inventory to make sure we have all the necessary parts and pieces. Begin by opening the box and carefully removing each item.

You should see the main grill body, the lid, the pellet hopper, the side shelf, the grease management system, and numerous screws, bolts, and other small parts.

Once you have everything out of the box, take some time to check that you have all the necessary pieces. Refer to the instruction manual to ensure you’ve got all the parts included in the package. It’s better to take a few minutes to double-check now than to realize you’re missing something later on in the assembly process.

It’s important to note that the Camp Chef Woodwind 36 is a relatively easy grill to assemble, even for those with little experience in this area. You’ll find that the instructions are clear and detailed, and the parts are all well-labeled, making it easy to identify everything you need.

So, take your time, follow the instructions, and enjoy the process of putting together your new grill.

Attaching the Legs

Now it’s time to attach the legs and give your new grill some stability. This is an important step in the assembly process, so take your time and make sure everything is securely fastened. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Locate the four legs and the hardware bag that came with your grill. Check to make sure you’ve got all the necessary pieces before you begin.

  2. Flip the grill over onto its back so that the bottom is facing up. This will make it easier to attach the legs.

  3. Use the provided screws and washers to attach each leg to the bottom of the grill. Make sure to tighten them securely, but don’t overtighten and strip the threads.

Once all four legs are attached, flip the grill back over and take a moment to admire your handiwork.

Attaching the legs is a crucial step in the assembly process because it provides the foundation for your grill. By taking your time and following the instructions carefully, you can ensure that your grill will be stable and secure for years to come. Don’t rush through this step, and be sure to double-check that all screws and washers are tightened properly.

With the legs attached, your grill is one step closer to being fully functional and ready to use.

Assembling the Grease Management System

Get excited about assembling the grease management system – with this crucial component in place, you’ll be one step closer to grilling up a storm and impressing your friends and family.

The grease management system is designed to keep your grill clean, prevent flare-ups, and make maintenance a breeze. It consists of a drip tray, a grease bucket, and a grease drain hose.

To assemble the grease management system, start by attaching the drip tray to the back of the grill using the provided screws. Then, slide the grease bucket into its designated slot on the underside of the drip tray. Finally, attach the grease drain hose to the bottom of the drip tray and route it to a safe location away from the grill.

Once you’ve assembled the grease management system, you’ll be ready to fire up your grill and start cooking. Remember to check the grease bucket regularly and empty it as needed to ensure that it doesn’t overflow.

With this system in place, you can focus on creating delicious meals for your loved ones without worrying about cleaning up afterwards.

Attaching the Side Shelf and Front Shelf

Now that you’ve assembled the Grease Management System, it’s time to attach the Side Shelf and Front Shelf. Keep in mind that you can adjust the height of these shelves to your liking.

Make sure to secure them firmly with bolts to ensure they stay in place while you’re grilling.

Adjusting the Height

To adjust the height of your Camp Chef Woodwind 36 grill, simply use the lever located on the side and move the grill grates up or down to your desired height. This feature is especially useful when cooking different types of food that require different levels of heat. For example, you can lower the grates when cooking thicker cuts of meat to ensure they are cooked evenly, or raise the grates when grilling vegetables or fish to prevent them from overcooking.

To make things easier, we’ve included a table below that shows the recommended height for various types of food. Keep in mind that these are just suggestions and the best way to determine the ideal height is to experiment with different settings and monitor the food as it cooks. With the ability to adjust the height of your grill grates, you’ll have more control over the cooking process and be able to achieve the perfect results every time.

Type of Food Recommended Height
Steak Low
Burgers Medium
Chicken Medium-High
Fish High
Vegetables High

Securing with Bolts

Once you’ve adjusted the height of your grill grates to your liking, it’s time to secure them in place with the bolts provided. Follow these steps to do so:

  • Take the bolts and nuts out of the packaging and place them nearby.
  • Using a wrench, tighten each bolt securely into the designated hole on each corner of the grill grate.

Repeat this process for each corner until all bolts and nuts have been used.

Double-check that all bolts are tightly secured to ensure a stable cooking surface.

Now that your grill grates are securely attached, you’re ready to start grilling your favorite dishes!

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your grill grates are securely attached and ready for use. Don’t forget to regularly check the bolts to make sure they remain tightly secured and provide a stable cooking surface. Happy grilling!

Assembling the Pellet Hopper

You’ll notice the pellet hopper is a large, rectangular-shaped component with a lid. This is where the wood pellets will be stored and fed into the grill.

To assemble the pellet hopper, you’ll need to attach the hopper body to the hopper lid using the provided bolts and washers. Make sure to tighten the bolts securely to prevent any leaks.

Next, attach the pellet hopper to the grill body using the provided bolts and washers. The hopper should fit snugly against the grill, with the hopper lid facing forward. Again, make sure to tighten the bolts securely to prevent any movement or leaks.

Finally, attach the pellet hopper door handle and latch using the provided screws. The handle should be attached to the front of the hopper lid, and the latch should be attached to the side of the hopper body. Make sure the latch is functioning properly by testing it with the hopper door.

Once everything is securely attached, you can fill the hopper with wood pellets and get ready to start grilling!

Installing the Cooking Grates

Now that you’ve successfully assembled the pellet hopper, it’s time to move on to installing the cooking grates.

But before you do that, you need to make sure you’ve properly placed the heat diffuser and positioned the grease tray. These two components are essential to ensuring even cooking and easy cleanup.

So, let’s get started!

Placing the Heat Diffuser

To properly distribute heat and protect your grill from flare-ups, it’s important to carefully place the heat diffuser in the bottom of the grill. The heat diffuser is a metal plate that sits between the burner and the cooking grates. It helps to spread the heat evenly throughout the grill, preventing hot spots and ensuring that your food cooks evenly.

To place the heat diffuser, simply slide it into the bottom of the grill, making sure it sits flush against the back and sides. It should rest just above the burner, allowing heat to radiate evenly throughout the grill.

Once you’ve placed the heat diffuser, you’re ready to move on to the next step and install the grease tray and catch bucket.

By following these steps carefully, you’ll be well on your way to assembling your Camp Chef Woodwind 36 and enjoying delicious grilled meals in no time!

Positioning the Grease Tray

Let’s talk about how to position the grease tray to keep your grill clean and safe while cooking. The grease tray is an important component of the Camp Chef Woodwind 36 assembly that helps catch drippings from your food. Here’s how you can position it properly:

  • First, locate the two tabs on the bottom of the grease tray and insert them into the corresponding slots on the bottom of the grill body.
  • Make sure the tray is level and flush with the grill body to prevent any grease from spilling out.

Once the tray is in place, slide the grease bucket under the tray to collect the drippings.

It’s important to empty the bucket regularly and dispose of the grease properly to avoid any fire hazards.

By positioning the grease tray correctly, you can keep your grill clean and avoid any flare-ups that can cause damage to your grill or even lead to a fire. Remember to clean the grease tray and bucket regularly to ensure your grill stays in top condition for years to come.

Testing and Seasoning Your Grill

Before you start grilling, make sure to test and season your Camp Chef Woodwind 36 to ensure optimal performance and delicious flavor.

Testing your grill involves turning it on and checking if all the burners are working properly. You can also check the temperature gauge to make sure it’s accurate. If you notice any issues, contact Camp Chef customer service for assistance.

Seasoning your grill is an important step to ensure that your food doesn’t stick to the grates and that it has a delicious smoky flavor. To season your grill, start by coating the grates with a high smoke point oil like canola or vegetable oil.

Turn on the grill and let it heat up to 350-400°F for about 30 minutes. This will burn off any residue from the manufacturing process and create a non-stick surface on the grates.

After seasoning your grill, you’re ready to start grilling! Remember to always preheat your grill before cooking and to clean it after each use to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

With proper testing, seasoning, and maintenance, your Camp Chef Woodwind 36 will provide you with delicious meals for years to come.