If grilling is an art, your grill is your canvas. No one wants to create art on a charred up, greasy canvas. It’s time to clean things up on your gas and charcoal grills. Here’s how:
- Make sure all dials are turned OFF.
- Disconnect the propane and allow the grill to cool off.
- Put on heat-safe gloves and remove the grates and any other removable metal pieces from the grill.
- Place all removable metal pieces in a bucket full of warm water mixed with dish soap.
- While everything is soaking, place foil over the internal heating elements to protect them.
- Use a grill brush and scrub the underside of the hood with warm water and dish soap. This will remove the thin black film of grease and smoke that cakes onto the metal.
- Gently scrub the inner walls and wipe excess debris onto the aluminum foil with a damp towel.
- Wipe the hood and walls down with a damp towel. Be careful not to drip into the heating elements.
- Take the grill pans and grates out of the soapy bucket and give them a good scrub before rinsing with clean water.
- Place the grates and pans back and reconnect the propane.
- Wipe down any outside metal with stainless steel wipes and brush any debris out of extra drawers, cabinets and counters on your grill.
- Remove the grate and let it soak in warm water mixed with dish soap.
- Empty out any coals and ash. Be sure to place them in a trash bag before disposing.
- Use a grill brush to gently scrub the inner walls.
- Wipe the hood and walls down with a damp towel.
- Take the grates out of the soapy bucket and give them a good scrub before rinsing with clean water.
- Place the grates and pans back and wipe them down with a damp towel.
- Wipe down any outside metal with stainless steel wipes and brush any debris out of extra drawers, cabinets, and counters on your grill.
- If you don’t have a grill brush, a wad of aluminum foil gets the job done.
- Make sure to place any ash or debris in a trash bag. This will keep your dumpster clean and will make your trash pickup service happy.
- Only use gentle cleaning products. The key is to keep your grill safe as well as your guests. Strong chemicals can burn off when grilling and leave a bad taste.
Don’t forget the toast!
A dirty grill is the sign of a full stomach
A clean grill is the sign of a happy grill master
May your stomachs stay full and your grill stay sparkling!