How To Clean A Gas Grill
Every self-respecting barbecue master should know how to clean a gas grill. In fact, a clean gas grill is an important part of the entire barbecuing experience. A dirty grill can affect the flavor, taste and quality of the meat being cooked. In addition, a grill that is caked with dirt, grease and grime can pose potentially hazardous risks, such as causing fires or increasing the chances of someone being burnt. The good news is that cleaning a gas grill is a relatively easy process and it will reward you by increasing the life of your grill and improving the quality of your grilling experience.
Things you'll need:
- Wire brush
- Steel wool
- Degreasing spray
- Spray-on oven cleaner
- Hose/bucket of water
- Your gas grill should be cleaned before and after every use. After cooking, while the grill is still warm, use the wire brush to remove any excess grease or food build-up from the grates.
- While cleaning directly after the grill has been used is important, you should also clean the grill before each use. This will cut down on greasy build-up. Remove the grates from the grill and place them in a sink or tub of warm, soapy water. Use the steel wool to clean the grates. Take note that spray-on oven cleaner also works well.
- Of course, while it is important to clean before and after every use, you will still need to participate in a deep cleaning process once every year or twice a year if you grill gets especially dirty. Deep cleaning will rid your gas grill of any potentially hazardous and harmful greasy materials.
- Begin deep cleaning by taking the gas grill apart. This includes disconnecting the propane tank. Detaching the lid from the base of the grill, and removing all of the grates.
- Soak these detached parts in an outdoor tub or sink full of soapy water. Use the steel or wire brush to clean off all of the excess grease and grime.
- Spray the rest of the gas grill with the degreasing spray or spray-on oven cleaner. Allow the spray to soak in thoroughly before you begin scrubbing.
- While the spray is soaking in, take the time to inspect and clean the burners. Check the burners for any defections or cracks. Look for clogs and try to remove them. You will also want to carefully wipe off and clean around the burners, making sure to remove all the grease.
- Use the water hose to spray off the grill. While the degreasing spray will probably cut down on a lot of the scrubbing, you will still need to scrub any particularly troublesome areas.
Your final step is to reassemble the gas grill. You grill is now clean and ready to barbecue up some tender and delicious meat.