Keep your barbeque grill clean and in tip-top shape, and you’ll be grillin’ like a villain all year long! Here’s what you need to know…
One of the most important parts of your grill to keep clean is the grate area, so regular maintenance is essential. Every time you grill, you should brush your grill grates clean with your grill brush. Do this with warm water while your grill is turned off, yet still warm. It’s handy timing because your meat can rest, and anything sticking to your grill grates will be easier to remove before your grill gets cold. Just remember, when your grill gets cold, the sticky stuff gets bold!
While your grill is cool, regularly wiping down the exterior of your grill with stainless steel wipes and keeping your drip pan empty are also recommended.
Ok, on to the heavy lifting, so to speak. For deep cleaning grill grates, disconnect your propane tank, put on a pair of gloves and remove your grill grates. Place them in a large bucket full of soapy, hot water to soak. Don’t forget to empty the grease from your drip pan to avoid any greasy spills before you continue.
Then it’s time to look under the hood. I promise you it won’t be as pleasing as looking under the hood of a cherry classic car. Carbon build-up can look like peeling paint and there may also be ash and other debris. So, what you want to do next is cover your heating elements by laying a piece of foil over them. Then you can scrub all that yucky stuff away with your grill brush and/or a scrub sponge. Now that your grill grates have had time to soak, scrub them and rinse them with the hose, and you’re good to go!