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12 Easy Steps to Spring Clean Your Grill

12 Easy Steps to Spring Clean Your Grill Are you starting to notice a weird taste on your foods after grilling? Well that’s your sign that it’s time to give your grill a good cleaning. To get the best flavor from your grill, you have to clean it regularly.

No, it doesn’t sound like the most fun task to do on the weekend. But we promise it’ll be well worth your time when you notice your grill burning better, and your foods tasting their best!

To clean your charcoal or gas grill, just follow these easy steps:
  1. Fill a small bucket or pan with warm soapy water.
  2. Remove cooking grates and set them in the warm soapy water to soak.
  3. If it’s a CHARCOAL GRILL then remove the coal grate and brush out the insides.If it’s a GAS GRILL, remove briquettes, lava rocks or metal flame shield to expose burner.
  4. Clean out ash and residue from around burner, careful to make sure the burner is in place when done.
  5. Use a stiff wire brush and a little soapy water to gently scrub the inside surfaces of the grill.
  6. Remove any particles from grill and reassemble.
  7. If gas, brush off briquettes or lava rocks or wash metal flame shield in warm soapy water.
  8. If the gas jets are clogged, consider replacing the burners or carefully clean them with a soft wire brush.
  9. Remove cooking grates from water and brush clean with the wire brush.
  10. Coat inside surfaces and cooking grates with cooking oil or spray.
  11. Put grates back on grill and allow the whole grill to air dr
  12. Allow an extra five minutes of heating time the next time you grill to make sure any cleaning residue has burned off.
We strongly suggest keeping grill surfaces lightly coated with cooking oil or spray to make clean up much quicker the next time around. And remember, regular cleaning makes the job much easier and helps your BBQ soak up the flavors that you want.

Do you have any grill cleaning tips to share? If so, let’s hear them!