Getting ready for a cookout and cleaning up afterward is easy when you know how to clean a barbecue grill. Clean the grill grates before placing uncooked food on them, and clean the body of the grill after a greasy spill to make it last longer. Avoid cleaning your grill in the hot sun because the sun will make the cleaner evaporate before it can work.
What You Need:
Washbasin or Sink
Dish Detergent like Dawn
¼ Cup Lemon Juice
Scrub Brush or Scratchy Dishwashing Pad
Spray Bottle Filled with a 50/50 Mix of Lemon Juice and Water
Bounty Paper Towels
Step One: Remove the Grill Grates
Place the grill grates in the washbasin or sink. Fill the basin with enough hot water to cover the grates. Add a generous squirt of dish detergent and the lemon juice to the hot water.
Step Two: Soak the Grates in Detergent
While your grates are soaking in the hot water and detergent, work on the outer body of the grill. Spray a heavy coat of lemon-water on the outer body of the grill and let it soak in for about five minutes. Use a couple of paper towels to scrub the grill's outer body. If the grill does not come clean, spray more lemon-water on the outside of the grill. Dry the lemon-water off the grill's exterior with some paper towels.
Step Three: Use the Scrub Brush or Scratchy Pad to Scrub the Grill Grates
This is usually the hardest part of how to clean a barbecue grill, but soaking the grate reduces the amount of work required. Rinse the grate with clear water, dry it with some paper towels, and replace the grate in the grill.
Lastly, wipe the grill’s exterior and cabinet with some damp Bounty paper towels or stainless steel wipes. And that’s how to clean a grill from top to bottom. Now go grab those lamb chops (or steaks, veggies, skewers; whatever you are cookin’).