Make grill clean-up easy! Follow these tips so that you can get back to enjoying your outdoor space with friends and family.
- There are multiple options to scrub away buildup on the grates once the grill has cooled (various brush types and cleaning blocks).
- Squirt grease-cutting dishwashing detergent on grill and grates (once cool).
- Scrub with brush or abrasive pad, then rinse. A repeat may be necessary.
- For tougher jobs, place cool grill grates inside a plastic garbage bag and spray them with oven cleaner. Tie the bag shut and let it sit outside for a few hours. Wearing rubber gloves, place grates on a newspaper and then scrub with abrasive brush or scrub pad. Rinse with water.
- You can also spray oven cleaner in the bowl of the grill and, wearing rubber gloves, wipe the residue out using crumpled newspaper.
Grill Brush Safety
If you opt to use a brush with bristles to clean your grill, follow these safety steps:
- In many ways, grill brushes are like toothbrushes. When you see the bristles beginning to flatten or lose their efficacy, it’s time to replace.
- Apply the “tweezer test”: take a pair of tweezers, randomly select five to 10 bristles and gently pull – if any bristles come off, it’s time to replace.
- We don’t recommend leaving grill brushes exposed to the elements when not in use. The rain, sunlight, humidity, snow, etc., can age them prematurely.
- Above all, treat your grill brush just as you would any part of your grill and grilling environment: Follow manufacturers’ instructions and continuously inspect before and after using.