Before you do anything else, make sure the propane tank or natural gas source is off.
With the weather getting warmer, it’s a great time to clean your grill. And if grilling year-round, you might also want to clean it more often.
We get it. No one wants to clean a grill. But taking the time for a quick scrub down on a regular basis will make your grill last longer and keep it lookin’ good. Not to mention, your food will taste better as well. Follow this step-by-step guide that takes you through how to clean your gas grill.
How to Clean Your Gas Grill
Start by cleaning the interior. Spread newspapers or a tarp over your work area.
There are 2 options when it comes to cleaning your grates. Choose whichever works best for you.
- Using Char-Broil® Grate Cleaner, spray the grates and warming rack 8 to 12 inches from the surface of the grates. Allow 3 to 5 minutes for the cleaner to penetrate the grease.
- Scrub with the Char-Broil® Cool-Clean™ Brush and wipe it off with a soft, dry cloth.
- Scrub the grates with the Char-Broil® Cool-Clean™ Brush to remove any food residue.
- Remove the (porcelain-coated) grates and wash thoroughly in warm soapy water with a sponge.
- Scrub the emitters with the Char-Broil® Cool-Clean™ Brush to remove any food residue. Then scrape off any debris that’s left using the TRU-Infrared™ cleaning tool.
- Remove emitters from the grill and clean in warm soapy water using a sponge.
- Wipe with a dry cloth and place the clean emitters and grates back on the grill.
- Pour baking soda on grease stains.
- Use a spray bottle, filled with water, to wet the baking soda.
- Wait 20 minutes. Then wipe clean with a sponge.
- Using tongs and a folded paper towel, apply a light coating of cooking oil to the grill grates and emitters (TRU-Infrared grills ONLY).
- Turn the gas back on and fire up every burner to medium heat.
- Close the lid and wait 30 minutes for the seasoning process to be complete.
Your grill is ready to use.