1. Start Off By Cooling DownBefore you do anything, it's important that you give it time to cool by waiting a minute or so. While a little heat can help clean a little, you want to make sure you don't hurt yourself in any way.
2. Give Tough-to-Clean Items a Good SoakOnce it all cools down, you can get started on the grill. Remove the grates and plates while wearing gloves and soak them in hot water. After waiting about 8 minutes, lean the soaked grates and plates against the wall, scrub them, then rinse them down with a hose.
3. Scrub, Scrub, ScrubWhile things are soaking, it's a great time to get scrubbing with your grill brush. Use the grill brush to scrubbing all the inside elements. In addition, it's a great idea to loosen cover heating elements with foil while you scrub the hood.
What Else Should You Do?In addition to the tips above, it's important to remember to do all the following:
- Put all grates, plates, and other elements back in their place
- If your propane gas grill has a cabinet, sweep it out to get leaves and debris
- Use stainless still cleaning wipes or a cotton cloth with soap water to wipe down the exterior of your grill