Cleaning GuidesHow to Clean Barbecue Grill Grates
If you decide to use a grill brush when cleaning your stainless steel grill, choose one with a solid head. Always check if the bristles are still intact after each use!
Ah, summer! Every grill enthusiast’s dream season. The time of year back gardens become packed with people looking to socialise and enjoy some tasty, home-grilled delicacies. It’s also the perfect time to show off with your new gas grill to friends and family. However, regular BBQ gatherings, although fun, come with much-unwanted responsibilities.
A good example of such is the often required stainless steel grill maintenance. And as we all know, that can be a bit of a chore. Especially, when you don’t know how and where to start. Lucky for you, this guide is here to help you choose the best way to clean your stainless steel grill (from top to bottom).
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When cleaning your grill, it’s always a good idea to start with the grates. Not only are they the parts that accumulate the most burnt grease and grime, but are also the first thing your guests see when they look at your grill. And to top it all off, their bad state can even taint the taste of your otherwise high-quality steaks. However, to your benefit, there are a few ways you can easily restore your grates to their former glory.
To do this, place the grates inside the grill, close the lid and crank it up to the highest temperature. Wait for around 10-15 minutes and turn the grill off. Thanks to the high heat, the grease will loosen and become brittle. Follow up by using a quality grill brush to remove the leftover residue from the grates. Finish things off with a good hose down in case there’s any remaining debris.
“Can you clean grill grates with soap and water?” is a question that pops up around online now and then. The answer to it is quite simple – yes, you can! Dipping your grill grates in soapy water is a great way to loosen all the burnt food and grease stuck to them.
Start by filling a plastic tub with hot water and a considerable amount of washing detergent. Be sure to use a tub big enough to fit the grates you’re looking to clean. Add half a cup of baking soda to the mix and stir the mixture thoroughly. Once the soda has dissolved, place the stainless steel grill grates in the tub and let them sit there for a few hours.
When the time comes, use an industrial scrub pad to scrub all the debris off the grates. Add the finishing touches by rinsing the grills with your trusted hose and voila!
This method is not only completely eco-friendly but also very effective in cleaning rust from the grill grates. All you will need is a sturdy plastic bag, vinegar, and some baking soda.
Every grill enthusiast knows that the interior is where all the magic happens! However, when used frequently without proper maintenance, a grill can start showing its wear and tear. Therefore, it’s good to keep the interior of your gas grill not only sanitary but also well maintained to make sure your stainless steel love lasts you for years to come.
So, here is how to clean and maintain the inside of a stainless steel grill.
And that is how you clean the inside of your gas, stainless steel grill.
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As all of us here know, stainless steel grills are a thing of glory. They’re sleek, shiny and look amazing in just about anyone’s back garden. Their only downfall is that they easily attract dirt, grime, oil, and other unsavoury for the eyes, junk. So, here’s how to clean your stainless steel BBQ exterior.
Spray the stainless steel grill hood with a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner. Make sure it’s one designed for outdoor products and grills. With the help of a microfibre cloth, scrub in the direction of the grain of the stainless steel. This method works for any exterior stainless steel surface of the grill.
These parts should be cleaned only using warm soapy water. Be sure to wipe them with a good microfibre cloth. Once done with that, rinse them and leave them to dry well.
Having a nice outdoor stainless steel grill can make for some great BBQs but it does come with its responsibilities. Maintaining and cleaning it may seem tricky and tedious. That, however, isn’t really the case. With some good old elbow grease and knowledge of grill cleaning hacks, you’ll be a grill cleaning pro before you even know it!
We hope you found this article a helpful, interesting and fun read! If you have some stainless steel grill cleaning tricks of your own, be sure to let us know in the comment section below!
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