Your grill works hard all summer long and could use a good scrubbing before another season of grilling. Here are some quick tips on how to clean and properly maintain it.
Note: This type of cleaning should be done after every 8-10 uses.
Step 1: Prep
Before you start, make sure your grill is off and cooled down. If you have a gas grill, make sure to disconnect the propane tank. Fill a bucket or pan with warm, soapy water and place the grates inside to soak.
Step 2: Remove Ash & Residue
If you have a charcoal grill, remove the coal grate and brush out the insides. If you have a gas grill, remove the briquettes, lava rocks, or … Read more...
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Let’s face it… your grill needs a good spring cleaning to welcome in the summer season. In just 5 steps you’ll have a clean BBQ and even better tasting food on Memorial Day. So without further ado, let’s get to work!
Before you begin, please make sure your grill is off and the propane tank is disconnected.
Fill … Read more...