How To Clean Your BBQ Grill

How to clean your BBQ grill. The best way to clean your charcoal and gas grill.

How to clean your BBQ grill. The best way to clean your charcoal and gas grill.

Safety: When cleaning grills with bristle brushes, always thoroughly wipe down the cleaned area afterwards in order to remove any bristles that may have come off during the cleaning process and stuck to the grill. Also, cleaning while the grilling surface is warm can make the job easier, but remember to wait until the surface has cooled enough that it will not burn you.

To clean a charcoal grill you will need:

  • Long-handled stiff-wire grill brush
  • Paper towels
  • Dawn Dish detergent
  • Vegetable oil
  • Rags
  • Watch video below for instructions

Instruction to clean a gas grill:

  • Pre-heat the grill for 15 minutes on high heat then turn off the grill. • Turn the gas off – either on the propane tank or the gas line.
  • Clean the grill using a stiff wire brush dipped in water. Do not lean over the grill while cleaning, as this should create plenty of steam.
  • For tough grease spots, add Dawn dish soap to the water or a grill cleaner.
  • Once the surface has cooled, wipe the grate with a damp cloth to remove residue or brush bristles.
  • Remove burners from the gas supply line and remove blockages to the burner’s gas ports using a dry wire brush. Clean the ports by brushing side-to-side instead of up-and-down, as the vertical motion may push debris into the ports.
  • Clean the burner valve with soapy water and run water through the inside of the valve.
  • Clean the inside of of the grill using a wire brush and warm soapy water and rinse with water. Towel dry the burners and reinstall.
  • When washing the outside of a stainless steel grill, use a specially formulated stainless steel cleaner and micro fiber cloth. Ceramic, porcelain and painted steel surfaces can be cleaned using soap and water.
  • If you have a propane grill, you can store it outside with the propane tank attached. If storing inside, remove the propane tank and keep outside away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep the grill protected with a grill cover.
  • Replace your grill brush annually.

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