With the turn of Spring, there is no better time than now to learn how to clean a grill.
To clean a grill, start by removing the grates, diffusers, and any other removable parts. Then remove the ash and scrape any built-up gunk from the inside of the grill and clean the burners. Finally, clean the grill grates either by soaking in water overnight or heating them so you can scrape them clean.
A dirty grill is not just messy and unpleasant; it is also a potential fire hazard. When food gets stuck on your grates and grills, it can catch fire the next time that you light up. So keeping your grill clean at all times is a must. Combine that with the fact that a dirty grill is also much more likely to cause your food to taste bad, and you’ll quickly understand why cleaning a grill is essential.
If you want to learn how to grill an amazing steak, view our post on how to grill a steak.
Introduction to Types of Grills
- Gas grill: These often use either bottled propane or natural gas.
- Charcoal grill: These use charcoal briquettes that you have to light up.
- Electric grill: Uses heated grill plates, and there is no actual fire needed with this one.
- Portable grill: These are small grills that you can take with you anywhere.