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How to Clean Gas Grill Burners

Flame tamers help protect the burners from a lot of the grease and drippings that fall down the grates while cooking, but the burners still get messy. And, it’s important that you regularly clean the interior and exterior of the grill burners.

Dirty burners won’t get hot enough to grill your food; and if they’re too grimy, they may not even light.

When cleaning the gas grill burners, you want to disconnect the propane tank first. Then, check your grill manual for tips on how to safely remove the burners. Once you’ve removed the burners, it’s time to clean…

Clean the Burner Ports


The ports allow propane to flow through so the burners can properly heat and cook your food. When these ports get clogged, the propane flow is limited, and the burners may not get hot enough. Use a burner cleaning rod or a thin wire to unclog any debris in the holes.

Clean the Exterior of the Burners


When a buildup starts to form on the outside of the burners, they do not function efficiently. Use dish soap and water for light buildup, scrubbing the burner with a soft cloth or nylon cleaning brush. If the burners have a thick buildup, soak them in a mix of vinegar and baking soda for a few hours; then use a cloth or cleaning brush to scrub off the remaining grime.

Reattach the Burners


Once the grill burners are dry, reattach them in the grill. Connect the propane tank to the grill, and you’re ready to get started grilling.