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Gas Grill: Cleaning & Maintenance

Gas Grill: Cleaning & Maintenance

Gas Grill: Cleaning And Maintenance

Napoleon Built-in 500 Series 32" Gas Grill, Stainless Steel - BI32NSS | BI32PSS

Nothing says summer like the sound of a burger sizzling, the taste of a hot-off-the-grill hotdog, or the smell of pork ribs being smoked. Grilling can be a cherished summer pastime, unless your grill hasn’t been receiving the proper maintenance. Dirty grates, blocked burners, or a clogged ignition can hamper your grill’s performance, or stop it from operating altogether. Whether your grill gets used year-round or just during the warm months, a full cleaning every 5-10 uses or at least twice a year is recommended.


A Clean Grill Is A Happy Grill!

Here are some good points to remember when giving your grill a thorough cleaning.

Clean the Grates

clean rod grill grates

The grates of the grill should be given a quick scrub after each use while they are still warm. There are a few ways to do this:

  • Grill Brush. A brass or stainless bristle grill brush works for all grate types. Simply hold the brush at a 45-degree angle and let it slide over the grates. A better option is the scrubber-type grill brush but these cannot be used on porcelain grates.
  • Aluminum Foil. You can crumple up a piece of aluminum foil and, while holding it with tongs, use it to scrub the grates. Another method is to cover the grates with one or two sheets of aluminum foil, shut the grill, and turn it on high for about 25 minutes. Let it cool down and slowly remove the foil with tongs. Any grime should be easy to wipe away with a cloth.
  • Grill Stone. A grill stone is a pumice-like cleaning slab, usually made from recycled materials. These stones are safe for all grills and you do not need water to use them.
  • Onion. Spray the grates with white vinegar or lemon juice to assist in the breakdown of food. Cut an onion in half and stick a grill fork in the rounded side. Using the flat side of the onion, scrub the grill grates to loosen the grime.


Cleaning the Interior and Heating Elements

a close up of the internal heating elements of RCS grill

Scrub the flame tamers that cover the burners and the actual burners themselves (tube, u-shape, flat, and cast burners) gently with a dry, wire brush to remove food residue. If the burners are very dirty and clogged, they will have to be removed to adequately scrub out the food. Do not use chemicals of any kind to clean burners. Ceramic burners are more delicate and need to have the leftover food burned off.

Clean heating elements can be covered with foil for protection. Scrub the inside walls and interior lid of the grill with a grill brush and finish by wiping them down with a damp paper towel. Remove and empty the drip pan. Soak it in a bucket of hot soapy water.



Cleaning the Exterior

American Renaissance Grill 42 inch close up image of the exterior and knobs

Stainless steel grills easily wipe down with stainless-steel wipes. Cast-iron and ceramic grills wipe down best with a wet cloth, followed by a dry cloth. It’s important to check your grill’s manufacturer’s instructions to ensure proper grill maintenance.

Don’t let a dirty grill ruin the taste of your next feast. Keep your grill in top working condition by cleaning the grates after every use and giving the whole system a careful cleaning on a regular basis. If you have any questions at all about cleaning your grill, feel free to give us a call at (844) 305-0125. We’d be happy to go over your outdoor appliance needs, whether its cleaning materials or suggestions, replacement parts, or a whole new grill.


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an AOG 3 piece kitchen package

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Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Honey Ricotta

Grilled desserts bring a burst of creativity to the culinary world, offering a harmonious blend of smoky, sweet, and charred flavors. Their versatile nature, interactive appeal, and ability to transform even the simplest ingredients into extraordinary delights make them a positive and enticing addition to any dessert menu or home cooking adventure.  We have a wide variety of grills for every lifestyle! We recommend brands like RCSArtisanDCSVintageViking, and more!


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