Fall Grilling Cleaning Tips

It’s that time of year, the leaves are changing, daylight hours are shorter and there is a chill in the air, fall is certainly here and now is the ideal time to do some season to season grill cleaning. We’ve broken down the must dos into some simple steps below, so grab your tools and head out to the grill.

Cleaning Tips for Gas Grills

1. When the grill is cool, brush or scrape off built-up carbon on the underside of the lid. Then, brush the cooking grates to remove leftover debris from your last grilling session.

2. Using a clean brush, clear the burner tube ports of rust and debris by brushing across them, not down the length of the burner. If ports are extruded, use care when brushing around the ignition electrode to avoid damage.

3. Use a scraper to chip away any built-up debris along the sides and bottom of the cook box. Push all the debris into the slide-out grease tray.

4. Scrape any debris in the slide-out grease tray into the drip pan. Replace the drip pan after wiping out the catch pan.

5. Be sure to inspect all hoses for cracks or abrasions, and leak check all gas connections, including LP tanks, using a soapy water solution. To leak check, dab a mixture of dish soap and water on all connections. With the control knobs off, turn on the gas. If bubbles form, there is a leak.

Cleaning Tips for Charcoal Grills

1. When the grill is cool, brush or scrape off built-up carbon on the underside of the lid.

2.  Brush the cooking and charcoal grates to remove the leftover debris from your last grilling session.

3. Use a scraper to chip away any hard-to-remove debris on the inside of the bowl. Use the One-Touch Cleaning System™ to push ashes and debris into the ash catcher.

4. Make sure to empty the ash catcher – ashes left sitting in the ash catcher can promote corrosion.

Must Have Cleaning Tools

A new grill brush: Replace this as often as needed or at least once a season.

Drip Pans: Scrape all of the debris into your drip pan, throw it away and replace it with a new one. Bonus, you can also use them as disposable prep dishes or serving dishes, which makes clean up super easy.