It’s that time again. Warm weather, fresh cut grass, birds chirping and neighborhood cook outs. If you’re like me your grill has been outside, covered but still neglected.
Here’s a checklist to help you quickly clean your grill and get it ready for the season:
- With all dials in the off position, turn off and remove the propane tank.
- Remove grill grates and metal plates under them. Place in a bucket of hot water and dish soap.
- Cover heating elements with a piece of foil for protection.
- Use a grill brush to scrub under the hood, inside the walls and above the elements.
- Remove the drip pan, empty it over a trash can, then place into the bucket to soak.
- Remove the grates and drip pan from the bucket, scrub them with a grill brush then rinse.
- Remove the foil and swipe the elements with the grill brush.
- Replace the metal plates, the grates, drip pan and reconnect the propane tank.
- Clean food preparation areas and sweep out any debris from the cabinet.
- Clean the grill’s exterior with either stainless-steel wipes or a damp cotton cloth.
- It’s grillin’ time!
Make cleaning your grill part of your spring cleaning regimen and your backyard barbecues will always be a hit.