How to clean your grill

Summer time has arrived! It’s time for pools, parties, and outdoor cooking. I don’t know about you but I sure love to fire up the grill on a summer night, but how do you keep your grill clean? Below you will find some helpful tips to keep your grill clean and working properly all summer long:


  • Burn off the left on food and grease.

After you use your grill be sure to leave the grill burning for 15 minutes or until the grill is no longer smoking from burning food residue. This allows any remaining grease or food particles to be burned into ash and easily removed.


  • Clean the grates.

When the grilling grates are no longer hot to the touch, but still warm, turn off and disconnect the gas supply if using propane. Then brush off any loose particles of food and grease with a steel grill brush.

For a deeper clean you can remove the grates from the grill and use a sponge dipped in soapy water to wipe them down after you have brushed them.


  • Clean the exterior.

Soapy water is the safest cleaning solution for most grills. You can just make a cleaning solution with water and a squirt or two of mild dishwashing soap. Just be sure to use a rag dipped in clean water to remove the soap residue and then dry the exterior of the grill thoroughly.

*Note- If you have a stainless steel grill you can use stainless steel cleaner to clean the exterior.



  • Keep it covered.

When you’re not using your grill make sure you keep it covered in order to protect it from the outside elements and also prevent it from getting dirtier than necessary.




Be sure to keep CHS in mind for all your home cleaning needs.


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