When it comes to cooking outside, gas grilling is where most Americans turn.
Gas grills are quick, efficient, and more convenient than the alternatives. They’re also cleaner, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have to take good care of them. Knowing how to keep your grill shining bright also keeps it cooking right!
To clean your gas grill there are two maintenance must-haves:
1) Post-cooking cleaning
2) Routine deep cleaning
Clean Your Gas Grill After Cooking
Every cooking session grimes up your grill and leaves the potential to mess with the taste of your next meal. A simple but thorough cleaning, using warm water mixed with dishwashing liquid, will prevent this.
First things first: shut off the valve to your grill, where it connects at the propane tank.
Next, scrub all areas of your grill, using a wire scourer or brush to pay close attention to the grates. Be sure to go over each grate at least twice to scrape away any burnt-on food. When that’s done, rub cooking oil over the grates to ward off rust. Finish up by giving any food preparation areas of the grill a quick scrub.
How to Deep Clean Your Gas Grill
An annual deeper clean of your grill will help to keep the many layers of equipment underneath the regular cooking surface in good working order. To keep your gas grill running well, this deep clean routine is essential.
After shutting off the valve, remove the grates on your grill and take off component parts like the burner units, covers and briquette elements. Wash everything with dishwashing liquid in warm water, checking closely for any especially hard or grimy build-ups. Make sure these are scrubbed off and use de-greaser on any stubborn sections.
Replace all the parts and turn the gas back on. Let it burn for 15 minutes at 500 degrees to burn off any excess cleaner.
These routines will get you set for a great outdoor cooking season. Happy grilling!