A clean gas grill is a well-functioning grill. Before cooking anything on your gas grill make sure it is clean so no foreign matters mix with the food and to ensure a longer lifespan. More importantly a clean gas grill is a safe grill. Knowing how to clean the inside of a gas grill will save you a lot of trouble with having to cook in a grill that is not in top shape.
In general, gas grills have a long lifespan. If you, however, fail to properly clean and maintain gas grills, you are shortening their lifespan. The reasons to clean your gas grill are not only to extend its lifespan.
- Clogged burners can cause a massive build-up that can result to small fires.
- Grease can affect the smooth flow of gas to the ports.
- Stale food residue can mix with food you are currently cooking.
- The gas grill may emit bad and foul odor.
- Rust can infiltrate your gas grill.
Cleaning a Gas Grill
If you do not frequently use your gas grill give ita deep clean every quarter. If you frequently use it a deep clean is necessary about every other month. The best months are before and after summer. It is however a must to rid your gas grill of stuck food particles after each use.
How to Clean a Gas Grill
- Assemble all materials.
- Pre-heat the gas grill for about 15 minutes at high heat to loosen any grease and left-over food in the grill.
- Detach the gas tank from the gas grill or turn off the gas supply. It is dangerous to go on cleaning the inside of your gas grill with the gas supply on.
- Mix four teaspoons of liquid dish soap with one gallon of water.
- Detach the grill grates. Scrub the grill gates with grill brush and soapy water. Start with the inside portion. Start from the top and work toward the bottom. Scrubbing will remove carbon build-ups. Use a putty knife to remove tough build-up. Scrub both sides of the grill grates.
- Rinse the grill gates with warm water.
- Remove all covers or metal plates of the grill burner including ceramic briquettes, V-shaped metal heat tents or lava stones. Brush them until clean.
- Dip scouring pad or sponge in soapy water and scrub burner protectors.
- Remove the burners. Check the holes or gas ports for any clogs. Use toothpicks to free any objects that may be interfering with the swift flow of gas to the burners. If burners can not be removed, wipe them while in place.
- Wipe off any grime in the burners.
- Remove bottom pan and scrape with a putty knife charred food drippings from the bottom of the surface of the grill. If you cannot remove the bottom pan, use a putty knife to push burnt food towards the grease hold for easy disposal.
- Scrub the bottom with a scouting pad and water to remove grease or grime. Concentrate on the bottom of the burners where most food scraps and drippings settle.
- Clean the inside of the lid as well of grease and grime. Make sure not to scratch the metal of the underside of the lid as this ma
- Properly dispose collected grease and grime.
- Wash with soap and water the outside of the gas grill. Wipe it dry.
- Re-assemble the grill and close the lid. Run the grill on high for about 15 minutes to burn up soap or cleaners you may have used inside the gas grill.
The best summers are spent grilling with friends and family in your own backyard. In such occasions, a clean, properly functioning and safe gas grill is an important appliance.
You do not exactly need to clean your gas grill to have a perfect shine. What is important is the inside of the gas grill. That is the portion that gets into direct contact with food. It also is the part of the gas grill that ensures it runs efficiently and safely.
Grilling should be fun and the only way for this is to make sure your know how to clean the inside of a gas grill to ensure safe and healthy grilling.