How To Clean A BBQ Grill Like A Pro
Have you ever been cooking out on a charcoal grill and tried to scrub the grates? It’s difficult because the soot built up is deep. In this article, I’ll provide professional ways that you can clean your barbecue grill like a pro!
What is required for cleaning a grill?
Clean the grill with a stiff brush. Work the bristles in an anticlockwise direction. Scrubbing will remove the built-up grease, food residue, and ash. Rinse the grill with water to remove all the scrubbing solution. Dry it off with a cloth.
Things to keep in mind when cleaning a grill
- Remove all the grates and any coverings, such as ashtrays or food containers.
- Wipe down the grill with a damp cloth.
- Scrub off any food residue with a stiff brush or an abrasive pad.
- Rinse off the grill with clean water.
- Apply a coat of cooking oil to the grill surface and heat until hot.
- Scrub off the oil with a clean dishcloth.
How to clean your grill using the right tools
If you’ve ever had to clean your grill, you know it’s not the easiest task. But with the right tools and a bit of know-how, cleaning your bbq grill can be a breeze. Here are four tips for cleaning your grill like a pro:
- Use a grill brush – A grill brush is essential for cleaning grates and other areas where food particles may accumulate.
- Use soapy water and a scrubbing pad – Soapy water and a scrubbing pad work great for cleaning grease and dirt from Grill grates and stainless steel surfaces.
- Clean with a solution of vinegar and water -vinegar mixed with water is perfect for cleaning BBQ grills, porches, decks, windows, and other outdoor surfaces.
- Use a wire brush on hard-to-reach places – If necessary, use a wire brush to get into hard-to-reach places on the grill surface.
Cleaning out the ash
BBQ grills are notorious for producing a lot of ash. If not cleaned out on a regular basis, the ash can build up and cause problems with your grill. Follow these steps to clean out the ash on your BBQ grill like a pro:
- Open the grill and remove all of the ash and debris.
- Pour a pot of water onto the grill and turn it to medium-high heat.
- When the water is hot, place the ash into the pot and stir until all of the ash is wet.
- Use a wire brush to scrub the ash clean.
- Pour a pot of fresh water onto the grill and turn it to high heat.
- Scrub the grill clean with a wire brush, then pour fresh water onto it and turn it off.
- Let the grill dry for at least 12 hours before using it again
Cleaning up with water and soap
If you’ve ever had to clean your grill after cooking, you know how frustrating it can be. The residue from the food can make the grill difficult to clean and leave a greasy film on the metal surfaces. Here are four tips for cleaning your grill like a pro:
- Start by soaking the grill in water. Add enough so that it covers the entire surface and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. This will loosen any build-up on the grates.
- Use a stiff brush to scrub off all of the residue. Be sure to use hot water and soap to clean all of the nooks and crannies. Just be careful not to burn yourself with the hot steam.
- Dry off the grill with a cloth before applying a new layer of grill paint or coating. Make sure that all of the water is gone before finishing up.
- Store your grill in a dry place when not in use to prevent rusting.
Cleaning the grates and lid handle
If you’re anything like me, the first thing you do when you get home from a BBQ is to dump all of the charcoal and ash out of the grill.
One of the biggest challenges of cleaning a BBQ grill is getting all of the soot and grease off of the grates and lid handle. Here are my tips for cleaning both:
- Use a grill brush to scrub off any dirt, ash, or debris on the grates. Pay special attention to around the edges where food tends to accumulate.
- Fill a spray bottle with hot water and pour it over the lid handle. Swish it around to loosen any built-up grease or soot. Pour a little bit of soap into your hand and work it into the bristles of the brush, then scrub away.
- Wipe down the grates and lid handle with a clean cloth or paper towel. Don’t forget to get into those tight corners!