Grilling Tip-Start With a Clean Grill

Grilling Tip of the Day – Start with a clean grill.

It may seem like common sense, but keeping your grill clean is very important in successful grilling.  Not only does it prevent last night’s hamburger from getting on tonight’s chicken, it also helps prevent your food from sticking to the grates.

To clean you grill, wait until it has cooled down a little after cooking, but is still warm enough that leftover food has not hardened and stuck to the grates.  Another option is to clean the grill next time you light it and are ready to begin cooking.  Simply use a grill brush and scrape off any remaining food particles.

While you don’t need to scrub your gas grill to shiny perfection every time you use it, you should definitely give it a good deep clean occasionally to be sure it runs safely and efficiently.  To give your grill a thorough cleaning, follow these simple steps:

  • Turn off natural gas supply.
  • Remove grill grates and scrub them with a grill brush or coarse cleaning brush.
  • With a dry brush, clean metal heat tents, ceramic briquettes, lava stones, or any parts that cover the burners.
  • Lightly brush the burner tubes to be sure all of the gas ports are clean and open.
  • Wipe any debris out of the bottom of the grill and clean the inside grill lid with a cleaning brush or putty knife to scrape off debris.
  • Wipe down the outside of the grill with soap and water.
  • Put the grill back together and enjoy your clean grill!