How Will You Clean Your Grill – Are you using your gas grill daily and getting it filthy? Remember, a filthy gas grill can never be safe even you are using it on a daily basis or putting it away for the next season. You need it to be cleaned to start a new grilling. Only then it will be safe, look great and work better. The very first step what you have to do is to go through a thorough cleaning process. Let’s gather some knowledge about the cleaning of your gas grill.
Why You Should Clean Your Grill
Your daily grilling practices produce carbon deposits on virtually even surface of your grill like the grates, interior of the firebox, hood, flavorizing bars, burner tubes etc. this carbon looks very ugly. But this is not everything. Grease and sugary can stick to them and harbor bacteria. And even the excessive carbon build up can cause the grill to heat unevenly. As a result it won’t get full operating temperature. The most dangerous thing is that your gas-burner tubes can fail prematurely. Now, you must understand how important is to clean your best value gas grill.
What You Need
- Grill brush or other cleaning brush
- Cleaning rags or paper towels
- Bristle brush or putty knife
- Soap and water
- Canola oil
Now, have a look on the steps on cleaning process.
1. Turn off the Gas Supply to the Grill
- You should not have dangerous gasses buildup during the cleaning procedure. It can cause injury. Look, there is a gas supply valve on the propane tank for LP grills.
- Turn the knob clockwise to shut off the gas supply to the grill.
- Turning right or clockwise is for the closing and turning left or anti-clockwise is for the opening valves. It’s a ‘righty-tighty, lefty-loosey’ method.
2. Remove the Grates and Scrub using wire Brush and Soapy Water
- To clean your grill grates, use soapy water and wire brush. Clean the both side of the grates.
- Fill a bucket with water put a teaspoon of liquid dish soap.
3. Clean the Burners and Burners Protectors
- There are plates which protect the burners and help to disperse the heat. Clean these burner protectors by scrubbing with sponge or scouring pad dipped in that soapy water.
- Check the holes of the burners. You can use a toothpick to dislodge the objects that are blocking the flow of the gas. Otherwise, you can gently wipe any grime off the burners.
4. Clear the Grill Surface
The grill surface can be of two kinds. One is like removal bottom pan and the other is secured in a place. If you can remove your pan, take it out and acrape all the debris away. And if it is secured, use a metal spatula to push any burnt scraps through the grease hole and catch them in a trash bag.
5. Clean the Bottom of the Grills
If you already cleaned all the chunks, scrub now the bottom with a sponge and soapy water. There can be lot of drippings and food scraps tend to build up under the burners of the gas grill. It can cause corrosion. So, clean it carefully.
6. Clean the Sides and the Undersides
Pay attention so that the metal does not get any scratch. Use the grill scraper gently to clean the flecks off the underside of the lid and wipe it with a soapy sponge.
7. Replace Burner Covers and Grill Grates.
Remember to reassemble everything back in the reverse order you removed it.
8. Turn on the Gas
The soap and cleaners that you have used to clean the interior surface of your grill, should be soaked. So, turn the grill on high and close the lid for 15 minutes to burn off the remaining.
9. Turn off the Burners and oil the Grates
- If you oil your gas grill, it will help you to prevent your food from sticking to the surface.
- Dip a paper towel in Canola oil.
- Rub the oily towel over the surface of the hot grates.
10. Wipe the Exterior Surface
- Clean the entire exterior surface of the gas grill to avoid the corrosion.
- Use an old rag dipped in soapy water.
- Be careful to the areas around the knobs to remove any drips that may have accumulated.
- Wipe the side panels too with that soapy water.
Some Tips for the Cleaning Process
- Oil the surface grates before each use
- Check your gas line for leaks
- Rinse any soap away with a gentle spray after the each use
- Clean the grates with wire brush after each use
- Cover your grill in between uses.