It’s that time of year. Cold, dark winter days are slowly becoming longer and warmer, which can only mean one thing…grilling season is back!!!
Soon it will be time to fire up your gas grill and start enjoying the great outdoors, but before you throw those steaks and burgers on you’ll want to give your grill a thorough cleaning to ensure it’s ready to go! Cleaning your grill before its first seasonal use will help extend it’s life, as well as improve the flavor of the food you cook.
Whether you own a tried and true stand-alone gas grill or the latest in built-in island luxury, the following steps will help ensure that you get the most from your appliance.
What You’ll Need:
- A bucket of hot soapy water
- A Wire scrub brush
- A sponge
- Cleaning cloth or rag
- Make sure your gas source is off
- Remove the grates
- Scrub grates with the soapy water and wire scrub brush
- Remove the metal plates that protect the burners, and clean using your sponge
- Use your rag or cloth to wipe down the burners with the soapy water
- Remove any food drippings or burned bits from the bottom of the grill
- Replace the grates
- Turn on your gas source and fire the grill up to high
- Close the lid and let the heat finish the job by burning off any remaining food bits or residue
- Use a clean cloth and tongs to distribute an even coat of canola oil over the grate this will help keep food from sticking