How to Clean Your Grill

After a fun afternoon spent with family and friends enjoying grilled burgers in the backyard, a less fun task presents itself: time to clean your grill grate! How can you make it a quick and effortless process? Read on for our helpful tip. (And, yes, this cleaning method applies to both gas and charcoal grills!)

Turn up the heat

After you’ve finished grilling, you likely turn the grill off, thinking you need it to cool before cleaning. Actually, you need to crank up those burners to high for a couple of minutes after you’ve finished using the grill. This intense heat will loosen and release any excess residue or gunk that’s left on it. Turn off the grill and grab a grill brush or a scraper; your cleaning job has now been made a bit easier!

Don’t forget!

Be sure to clean your grill grates after each use to prevent build-up.

A more thorough deep clean, where you focus on all parts and surfaces of the grill, must be done once per year.