It’s officially summer! ‘Tis the season of cooking out. Before firing up that grill for all those summer time BBQ’s, make sure to give it a good cleaning. Dirty grills can be a dangerous fire hazard. Not only will cleaning your grill reduce flare-ups, but it will also keep your food tasting great.
  1. The first step to giving your grill a deep clean is to turn on the heat. Set your temperature to it’s highest level and close the lid. Heat up your grill for 15-30 minutes. After this step, turn the valve of the propane tank off.
  2. Next, you will want to clean the grates. You can use a stiff wire brush dipped in hot soapy water. This will create steam and help remove food particles and dissolve grease. After the grates are cool, use a damp cloth and wipe down the grates to remove residue or bristles.
  3. After the grill has cooled completely, you will want to remove the propane tank, the grates, heat deflectors, and burner tubes. At this point the grill should be empty. You can use a steel wire brush dipped in hot soapy water and a putty knife to scrape all the gunk out of the inside of the grill and from under the hood. Place a bucket under the hole of your grill and rinse with a garden hose.
  4. You will then use a stiff wire brush dipped in hot soapy water to clean the heat deflectors and burners tubes. When scraping the burner tubes, be sure to brush across the ports as you don’t want to push more debris into the tube. Rinse with water and reassemble everything.
  5. Finally, clean the outside of your grill. If you have a stainless steel grill, be sure to use a cleaner for stainless steel products. If not, hot soapy water will work just fine.