How to deep clean a gas grill and get ready for the summer!
It’s summer time! Well, we’re almost there. Before we start families gathering after a long waiting and restrictions, don’t forget to create a list of things that needs your attention before the party starts. What about your grilling items? It was sitting there all winter and probably needs your attention. We will cover here how to deep clean your gas grill before you start cooking again.
Things you would need.
- Heavy duty gloves. All the scrubbing, soapy water and grease from deep clean of gas grill, won’t be nice to your hands. Use a good protection to make sure your hands will stay dry and protected.
- Dish soap. Use any kind of soap that you prefer personally. Any type of soap is strong enough to fight the grease. The technique here is more important than the detergent that you’re going to use. When in doubts, we recommend blue Dawn. It’s a versatile dish soap that helps with many household tasks.
- Bucket. You will need lots of water and to collect dirty run-offs as well.
- Grill scrub brush. Choose the one that have hard bristles, so it will be good enough for a yearly heavy-duty cleaning. It can be with a scraper but we would recommend to get a scraper separately.
How to clean.
First, to deep clean a gas grill, start with pre-heating grill for 15 minutes. This will help to warm-up the grease and make it softer so it’s easier to remove. Same principle as when you clean an oven. Before applying an oven cleaner, it’s easier to warm up an oven and go from there.
Turn off the gas using propane tank valve. Prepare bucket of warm water with a few drops of dish soap in it. Simply dip a grill scrub brush into the water and start cleaning the grates. Steam from hot grates will help to loosen dirt and grease.
When you’re done, don’t forget to cover grates with cooking oil so food won’t stick next time.
Next step is to remove and clean deflectors in the bucket with soapy water. This will help to reduce smoke and burnouts next time you cook.
Same way remove and clean gas burners. Grease and dirt can cause some blockage so it’s very important to clean them and then rinse with fresh water from inside.
Move to the inside grill then and clean a cook box. Simply put the bucket to collect dirty water underneath the grill but remove propane tank first. Use garden hose to rinse the box. Wipe dry all the parts and place them back.
Finish with stainless steel cleaner and wipe down the top part of the grill.
We hope this was useful and you will have a great BBQ party this summer! For all other cleaning related issues, we’re always here for you: https://rocketmaidsla.com/book-now/.
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