Grill Cleaning

 

Grill Cleaning: A Step By Step Guide on How to Clean Your Outdoor Gas Grill

 

      A clean grill will stick less, heat up faster, cook better, and last longer. Keeping your grill clean will help protect your investment while delivering better tasting food. The items you will need to clean your grill are simple and easy to find. There’s no need for harsh chemicals or abrasives. In fact, dish soap and a sponge or brush can tackle most of the grills cleaning areas. A simple cleaning is recommended after each use, with more in depth cleanings every couple uses, and a major cleaning before the end of each season. Cleaning your grill will only take a few minutes, and can be done in just a few simple steps.  Below you will find a step by step guide for each type of cleaning.

After Each Use

      The process of cleaning your grill after each use will ensure it is clean and ready to grill the next time you fire it up. The most important part of your grill to clean is the grates, and that’s all that needs to be cleaned each time you use the grill. Cleaning the grates is simple, the steps are as follows:

Steps:

  • After cooking, heat grill to high for 10 minutes.
  • Use a grill brush to clean the grates until all particles are gone.
  • Use a cloth and a little canola oil to rub down the freshly cleaned grates.

 

Every Five to Ten Uses  

      After grilling several times your grill will need a more thorough cleaning. Crease and food particles will begin to accumulate on the bars above the burners and in the bottom of the grill. This cleaning will still only take a few minutes, and should be performed on a room temperature grill.

Steps:

  • Clean the grates as described above and allow the grill to cool completely.
  • Replace the already clean grated and set them aside.
  • Raplace the drip pan and clean with soap and water.
  • Replace the bars above the burners.
  • Use soap, water and a sponge to clean grease and particles from the bars.
  • Dry the bars and set aside. 
  • Use a vacuum or scoop to clean the ashes from the bottom of the grill.
  • Re assemble the burner bars and grates, you’re done.

 

Every Season  

      Even if you’re going to use your grill right through the winter, it’s important to do a deep clean every grilling season to prevent build up, excess smoke, and bad taste. The best times to do this cleaning are in the late spring and at the end of the summer. This will give you a clean grill through the summer and winter.

Steps:  

  • Remove the grates, burner bars, and drip pan.
  • Soak these for 15 minutes in soap and water, clean with a sponge, dry.
  • Use a brass brush to gently clean the burners, remove them and set aside.
  • Use a scoop to remove ashes and debris from the bottom of the grill.
  • Use soap, water, and a sponge to clean the sides and bottom of the grill.
  • Use a cloth to soak up any standing water and reassemble the grill.
  • Clean the grill exterior with a sponge and soapy water.
  • Use a soft cloth and a little canola oil to go over all stainless steel parts.
  • Cover the grill and await the beautiful weather.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

   
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