how to clean your grill

Tips On How To Clean Your Grill

In Pool Tips by Platinum Pools

If there is an item as necessary for the dream backyard as the swimming pool, it has to be the barbecue grill. Grills are the heart of the party; the item that cooks your hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks and, fish to perfection.  Remember that with grills, cleanliness is the key.  You may be somebody who believes that charcoal ash is great for barbecuing and adds a great taste to your food.  No matter what your preference the bottom line when it comes to your grill is that you must keep your outdoor barbecue clean. To help you keep your grill clean we have provided tips on how to clean your grill below.

Most people who enjoy cooking with a barbecue grill either have a charcoal or gas grill, right?  The methods of cleaning each type of grill vary quite a bit.  Don’t be afraid to tackle the quest of cleaning your grill; think about how great your clean grill will look with your backyard oasis.

A 2017 survey from Consumer Goods revealed that 64% of grill owners have a gas grill, 44% own a charcoal grill and 9% own an electric grill.  The popularity of the gas grill is on the rise and will continue to rise in 2018.  For now, let’s focus on how to clean your grill, whether it be a gas or charcoal grill.

How to Clean a Gas Grill

  1. Turn on the gas and let the flames heat the grill for about 5 minutes. This will help remove any grease that may have adhered to the grill.
  2. Close the gas tank from the primary key and disconnect it from the grill.
  3. Clean the grill racks while they are still warm using a steel brush.
  4. Once cleaned and rinsed, apply a bit of cooking oil with a brush. The cooking oil will help preserve the racks and protects them from rust and will also help avoid food from sticking.
  5. Proceed with cleaning the inside of your grill, using degreaser to remove any adhered grease from areas like the burners. Also, use a scraper for places hard to reach when cleaning.  Make sure the burners are not covered with grease.
  6. Clean the grease tray with a degreaser. Remember to use a scraper to remove any hard oil.  Rinse it with water and use a clean sponge to remove any leftover liquid.
  7. If the outer parts of the grill are stainless steel, use a specialized polish to clean any dust or residue.
  8. Dust the outer part of the grill every month, even if the cover is on.
  9. If you are not planning to use your grill anytime soon, cover the burners with aluminum foil. This technique will protect dust or insects from entering inside the cylinders.
  10. Insert the racks and close the cover.
  11. Always have the grill disconnected from the gas tank when not in use and close the lid to protect it from weather elements.

How to Clean a Charcoal Grill

  1. Wait until the grill is cold to remove the tray and grill racks.
  2. The ash from the charcoal can, retain humidity and cause the equipment to rust. Wait until the grill is cold then use a small sweeper and dustpan to remove the ash from the grill.
  3. Remove the grill racks and place them in an area with water and degreaser. Use an abrasive sponge to remove any grease adhered to the metal.  You can also use the “magic stone” to help remove any built-up grease.  This product is 100% natural and works very well.
  4. Clean the charcoal tray, dry it and place aluminum foil around it to protect from any weather damage.
  5. Insert the racks and close the cover.
  6. Close the lid to protect it from weather elements.

We hope that these grill cleaning tips will help you have your grill nice and clean.

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