The Easy Guide to Cleaning Barbecue Grills

Whether you are using it for the Super Bowl or the Fourth of July, your barbecue grill will need to be cleaned and properly maintained. Not only does this help you prepare the perfect barbecue, but taking the time to keep the grill in good condition also serves as an essential safety measure.

You don’t want to leave your grill uncleaned for long as it can result in grease fires and smoke build up. However, considering how difficult it is to clean the grill, you might want to take the right steps as you get to it. 

With that being said, here are a few easy tips to follow when cleaning barbecue grills:

Keep the gas off

When cleaning your grills, you will want to keep the gas off. Make sure the grill isn’t active before you actually start cleaning it. 

As an extra precaution, wear gloves and a face mask to avoid contact with grease and prevent yourself from inhaling smoke. 

Clean the grates

The grates may have accumulated a lot of grease and charred leftover food from your previous cookouts, so it’s best to take these out for cleaning. 

Start by soaking the grates in hot, soapy water for at least an hour before taking them back out and scrubbing them thoroughly with a wire brush. This should help get rid of any charred food and tough grease. 

Clean out collection tray or drip pan

Remove your collection tray or drip pan and empty it out before throwing it away if it’s disposable. If it isn’t disposable, soak the tray or pan in hot, soapy water. You can use a plastic spoon or scraper to remove any remaining gunk. Once that’s done, you can finish the job by wiping it down with a paper towel.

Wipe down the outside layer

After cleaning its essential parts, you will need to focus on the outside layer of your grill.

Depending on the material, you will need to use a grill cleaner that is meant to dissolve grease, charred-on messes, and spills. For heavy-duty cleaning, you might want to use a wire brush that’s dishwasher safe. 

This might take some time, but make the most out of the job by reaching into narrow gaps and blind spots. 

Apart from your barbecue grill, you also need to take a great deal of time to clean your kitchen thoroughly. 

Luckily, Easy Breezy is here to help you deal with even the most stubborn food spills and other messes. Give us a call today and see how we can help you achieve a fresher, safer, and healthier kitchen!