How to Keep Your Grill Clean

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This past Sunday I decided it was time to clean our grill. Did you know that according to the annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, 38 percent of grill owners say they clean their grill only once to a few times a year. So, when was the last time you cleaned your grill?

The best way to clean your grill is by keeping it clean. Yes, just do a little bit of work every time you use it and you will make it easier on you. So, how do you keep your grill clean? Do the following after each use:

  • Remove cooked food and turn flame to low
  • Brush the grates with a grill brush for a few seconds, turn off burners, let them cool
  • Then spray the surface with vegetable oil, which loosens more food from the grates.
  • If you have a cast iron grate brush on some oil with a paper towel to keep your grate in proper shape and avoid rusting.

At least once a year do a deep cleaning of the grill: Here is a tip I found: use a putty knife to scrape away old residue. Clean the fat dripping tray. I used baking soda to cut through all that grease very easily. Also, you can get ten of these Weber Aluminum Drip Pans for $6 from Amazon. I just covered the original tray with a double coat of heavy duty aluminum foil for now.

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