If you love to grill, you will love to keep your Gas Grill clean.
Your grill often has a long lifespan but can be shorten if it's not properly clean & maintain. It may ended up clogged pipe, rust grates or even become dangerous that cause small fire - totally ruin your once-beautiful cooking grill.
Although you need to put some effort to clean your grill - luckily cleaning it and maintenance it doesn't take too much effort with our cleaning tips.
Experts seem to agree that your grill only needs to be deep cleaned 1-2 times per year, but I’d say that with regular year-round grilling it should be done every few months.
Here's how you can do it:
#1 - Scrub the Grates
After stopping the high heat, the first thing to clean is to clean the grill grate. The fact that food will come into direct contact with it—most of your cleaning attention should be focused here.
A grill brush and some grease will easily do the job for you. Just a little force can help you scrub off the chunks and those stubborn charred meat flesh.
Tip: Take the grates out and brush the side of the grate well enough
#2 - Wash the protectors
Keep your protectors clean from grease let your grill last much longer. These protectors can be dirty and got clog. Pull them out from the ledges and give them a good scrub with soapy water and sponge. Leave them dry before fixing them back.
#3 - Wipe the grime
Some grimes can be remove easily, but if can't, you can still clean it easily with a soapy sponge.
Wet the sponge with some soapy water and wipe them down to clear off the grease. You can be surprised at how much grimes came off.
#4 - Clear the Bottom
It's normal to have large pieces of chunk or grimes at the bottom of your grill. Some may have stick on the edge and you can scrape them off onto your bottom tray.
#5 - Remove the Gunk
All grill comes with removable tray which usually sit beneath the burners. You just need to slid it out and remove the gunk away.
At this point, you can wash away the grease on the tray with soapy sponge and water. It may not be perfect, but at least the grill are clean.
Cleaning can be easy but if you maintenance the gas grill in top shape, you can even cut down the hassle of cleaning.
Following the few tips below will ensure you many years of safe cooking:
1. Routine check for gas leaks. Recommended on a monthly basis, run some soapy water along the gas line and connections (with the propane turned on). If you see bubbles form, you know there’s a leak, and you either need to tighten the connection or replace the line.
2. Cover your grill. Keep your grill covered when not in use. Most brands make their own covers, which of course have to be bought separately, but they’re well worth it. Protecting your grill can keeps it from rusting and becoming dirtier than it needs to be.
3. Clean it regularly. Beyond the detailed cleaning below — which should be done every few months when grilling a lot — you should also spot clean it after each use. Brush the grates, and wipe down the exterior, and you’re good to go. It’s also a good idea to turn the grill up to high for 15 minutes once a week or so to burn off some of the excess gunk. Doing this ensures that grime doesn’t build up too much, which can happen quicker than you expect it to.