After hosting a bunch of backyard parties, we can say that our outdoor grill has done its duty. But a lot of people tend to forget about their grills now that the cold weather is arriving. If you haven’t used your grill in a while, the chances are that the grill won’t be ready to use when the time comes. We have created a perfect guide on getting your grill back to perfect condition, so our guests won’t be disappointed.
Cleaning Supplies and Equipment Required
Cleaning your outdoor grill should not be a difficult task if you have the proper tools and equipment. Delicate clothing and toothbrushes will not suffice to remove accumulated grease, grime, and oil.
The following are the materials and tools required for the job:
- Worn-out clothing that can get dirty
- Dish detergent
- Grill brush
- Cleaner solution for the grill
- Toilet paper
- Spray Bottle
- Baking powder
You can use a powerful grill cleaner instead of a soap and water solution if you find one. If you prefer not to use a commercial cleaner, you can make a powerful cleaning solution by combining dish soap and warm water. Including baking soda will also be helpful for getting that grease off the grill.
Deep Cleaning an Outdoor Grill
If you didn't clean the grill after the last use, grime has most likely accumulated on the surface of the grates and the grill's bottom. When this happens, a thorough cleaning is required before using it again.
Here's what you need to do to thoroughly clean your outdoor grill:
Warm some water and combine it with dishwashing solution and baking soda in a spray bottle. Before using, thoroughly mix it. To make it more efficient, add some lemon juice to the mix.
Remove the grill grates and any other detachable components. Place all of the parts in a location where they can be thoroughly cleaned. Removing them will also give you access to the grill's bottom.Spray the solution on all areas of the grill where grease has accumulated. Allow the solution to do its work before beginning to brush away the oil, ash, and grime.
Begin scrubbing the grates and the grill's surface with a bristle brush. Use as much force is needed to remove the grease and other substances. Pour more cleaning solution over the grill once the grease has been removed. Rub the solution all over the surface with a cloth. Wash the solution away with warm water and dry the grill with a paper towel.
After following these steps, your outdoor grill should be in working condition and will be ready for the next time you need to fire the grill up. Please note that you should always perform an annual inspection of the fuel lines and ignition system. If you notice any issues with your grill's internal mechanism, you should send it in for service or purchase a new model. I hope you enjoyed reading this!