If you’re just joining us, you may have missed part one of our blog series that’s all about cleaning your grill. Fortunately for you, you can get all caught up by reading part one right here. Once you’re all caught up, head back here to get to the brass tacks of what you’ll need to do to actually clean your grill fully.

Wondering what it takes to make your grill shine like new? Keep reading to find out!

How To Go About Cleaning Your Grill

Start with the outside of your grill and give it a good scrub with your soapy water. From there, wipe the outside down and rinse it off. You can use the stainless steel cleaner at this point if your grill is made of stainless steel. Your grill likely has a bit of buildup even if you have a cover on it. (You are using a grill cover, aren’t you?) That’s totally normal, but now is the time to make sure it gets taken care of.

Once the outside is looking a-okay, open the lid and start to remove hardened grease with your grill brush as well as a cleaning product to get it nice and shiny. This task can seem nearly impossible, but trust us when we say that if you put your back into it a little bit, it will look as good as new by the time you’re done.

From there, remove your grill grates entirely, douse them with soapy water, and get in there will the grill brush to remove all of the grease, smoke, and leftover bits of food that have stuck to them. Once again, this can take a fair bit of time, so don’t hesitate to break out a sponge and really get in there.

You’ll also want to be sure to get the burners on your grill. Start by brushing the length of the burners, then move on to the heat deflectors to remove any excess buildup. Don’t forget to remove the catch tray and clean it off with soapy water as well!

If there’s anything you missed, don’t hesitate to dig back in and make sure it’s nice and shiny. Take this opportunity to really clean any problem areas or spaces that require your attention. It really is as simple as that! Don’t hesitate to use the paint scraper to get anything that’s really stuck on there.

Once everything has been cleaned and is dry, start reassembling your grill and you’re off to the races.

Stay Tuned For More

At the end of the day, cleaning your grill isn’t the type of thing that most people get terribly excited about, but the truth is that you’ll be incredibly thankful once it’s done. And hey, you only really need to do it every so often, right?

Of course you’ll also want to make sure you have a fresh propane tank to grill with, so swing by a Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange location near you and make sure you’re all set!