How To Clean A Propane BBQ Grill

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Summer is just around the corner here in Southern Maryland, and grilling season is underway!

But there’s one thing you need to do now: give your propane BBQ grill a thorough cleaning and inspection. That will help your propane grill operate correctly and safely.

We’ve put together an easy guide to help you clean your grill.

Grill Cleaning 101

The first thing to do is give your grill a good inspection. Keep an eye out for signs of wear or rust. Insects often make themselves at home in the burner tubes, so inspect those well and clean them according to manufacturer’s instructions.

For regular maintenance cleaning, you’ll need rubber gloves, a bucket of hot and soapy water (dish soap is recommended), aluminum foil, paper towels, and a grill brush.

  1. Make sure all the grill burners are off and that the dials are in the “OFF” position.
  2. Turn off and disconnect the propane tank. If you’ve just finished grilling, wait until the grill is barely warm before cleaning it.
  3. Remove the grease trap and turn it upside-down over a garbage to drip.
  4. Put on the rubber gloves and remove the grates as well as the burner protectors under them. Put the grates and burner protectors in the bucket of hot, soapy water for a good soak. Put the grease trap in as well.
  5. Use aluminum foil to cover the burner tubes and other heating elements.
  6. Thoroughly clean the underside of the hood and the inside walls. Wipe dry with paper towels.
  7. Take the grates, burner protectors, and grease traps out of the bucket and clean those. Rinse well and wipe dry.
  8. Take the foil off the burner tubes and gently wipe the tubes. Carefully check burner holes with a toothpick to dislodge any clogs.
  9. Replace the burner covers, grates and grease trap.
  10. Clean the grill exterior with a manufacturer-recommended cleaner.

Clean your grill at least once a month. Make sure to clean it after a big cookout, as there may be more grease than usual in the grease trap.

Cleaning cleaning debris off the grates after each use, and keeping the grill covered when not in use, will help your grill stay cleaner and make cleaning it a much easier chore.

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