Tips for Cleaning Your Grill

May 20, 2019 6:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Just about everyone has either a gas or charcoal grill for backyard cookouts. With spring finally here in Wisconsin and summer just around the corner, grilling season has arrived in full force.

To keep your grill in good condition all season long and for years to come, it’s important to regularly clean it out. Here are a few grill cleaning tips in Wausau, WI from our experts.

Cleaning a charcoal grill

  • Cleaning the grates: You can simply cook off a lot of the debris and grease from your previous grilling session. Light a fire and allow the grill grates to heat up and then, after about 15 minutes, you should be able to scrape off the grate with a long-handled grill brush. It can help to grease the grates with a paper towel you dipped in vegetable oil, which will prevent sticking and make it easier to clean in the future.
  • Remove ashes: When you’ve finished grilling, make sure to remove your ashes, allowing them to cool completely before you dispose of them. You should only place them in sealed metal containers.
  • Wash: At the end of the grilling season each year, you should wash out the interior of the grill. Scrub the walls with steel wool and warm, soapy water and try to remove as much of the dust and debris as you can. This will help you ensure you’re able to start the next grilling season with a clean grill that’s in good condition.

Cleaning a gas grill

  • Clean slightly after each use: Every time you use your gas grill, you should perform at least a small spot cleaning. You can turn the grill on high at the end of each session for about 15 minutes, which should burn off some excess food debris. Brush the grates and wipe the interior once it’s cooled down.
  • Deep clean at the end of each season: You should thoroughly clean your gas grill at the end of each grilling season. Scrub the grates, soak the burner protectors in warm, soapy water and wipe away the grime from the burners with an old rag or sponge. You can then wash the interior walls with steel wool, remove the plates from the bottom of the grill to clean them, and scrape away any debris that was left on the bottom of the grill before sliding the tray out to clean it as well. After scrubbing and rinsing all of the parts you’ve taken off the grill, reassemble it and then cover it up for the remainder of the year until you start grilling again.

There are some people who will grill all year long, in which case you should simply pick a convenient time of the year to clean your grill, rather than waiting for an “end” of the grilling season that never actually comes.

For more information about the best and most effective grill cleaning tips in Wausau, WI, we encourage you to visit Marcell’s Specialties Inc. or contact our team today.

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