It’s that time of year again. Spring is here, grill covers are coming off and grills are being fired up again after a long winters nap. If your like me you might open up your grill and realize it is quite dirty from last seasons grilling (or maybe the last 4 years of grilling, oops!). I recommend giving your grill grates a good cleaning even if they don’t appear to be too dirty. This is where your food will be cooking, so it’s always good to have a nice clean surface.
Follow the steps below and you will have very clean grill grates just in time for the start of grilling season. After this make sure you keep up with cleaning your grill grates after each use. This will make this deep cleaning go a lot smoother each year. You will find how to do this here: How To Clean Your Grill Grates After Each Use.
How To Give Your Grill Grates a Deep Clean
- Grill Grates
- Dish Soap
- Baking Soda
- Scrubbing Sponge
- Grill Brush
- Fill your bucket with hot water.
- Mix dish soap in with water.
- Mix baking soda in with water.
- Place grill grates in the water/soap/baking soda mixture.
- Let sit for 60 minutes. (or a day if yours are really bad like mine!)
- Scrub the grill grates with a sponge to break up any debris on them.
- Rinse with water.
- Place grates back on your grill.
- Run your grill for 15-30 minutes.
- Use your grill brush to remove any remaining debris.
And to prove to you that this works very well check out the below photo gallery.