How to Clean A Grill Properly

Close Up of Grill Grates

May is National Barbecue Month, and Memorial Day is tied with Labor Day as the second-most popular grilling day of the year, according to the “2020 State of the Barbecue Industry” survey by the national Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. 

As many are currently planning what will be on the grill this upcoming holiday (check out our Blossman Family grilling recipes for inspiration), we recommend planning ahead on you how you will clean your gas grill.

Blossman Gas provides step-by-step instructions on how to clean a grill properly.

Material List:

  • Grill Brush
  • Bucket
  • Soap
  • Sponge
  • White Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Towel

What To Do:

  1. Create a soapy water mixture in your bucket. Remove the grates and panels, submerge in your bucket. Let them soak for at least 30 minutes.
  2. After the grates and panels have soaked, take them out and scrub them with your grill brush.
  3. For really stubborn gunk, mix a paste of white vinegar and baking soda and apply it directly to the worst caked-on food bits.
  4. Rinse all surfaces clean, making sure to thoroughly dry cast-iron grates to avoid rusting.
  5. Empty the bucket of dirty water, then refill it with clean water and a few squirts of dish soap.
  6. Scrub down the entire outside of the grill using a large kitchen sponge. Be aware the steel wool, metal sponges, and coarse scouring pads can cause scratches, so avoid using them on finished surfaces. 
  7. After washing the outside of the grill, use an absorbent towel to wipe down and dry all surfaces.