Regularly cleaning your built in BBQ grills helps ensure that they will perform at top level for many years. Regular cleaning will also keep your BBQ from having a burnt or strange taste.
Unfortunately, while many homeowners would never think of leaving their indoor kitchen appliances severely dirty after use, there are numerous people who believe that it is okay to do with their BBQ Islands and stand-alone grills. Doing this actually makes clean up more time consuming and difficult. It also decreases the efficiency and life of your grill.
Grill Cleaning Basics
After each use, let the grill cool until it is warm to the touch. Take a wire brush and scrape down the build up on your grates. There are different types of grates-- porcelain, cast iron, and stainless steel-- and you should check your owner's manual for specific clean up instructions. Cast iron grates are prone to rust and it is usually suggested that you rub them down with oil after scraping them to prevent rust from forming.
With charcoal grills you can actually line the inside of the grill with aluminum foil. Then when you are done cooking, you would just let the grill cool and take out the aluminum to throw it away. If you do not do this, just make sure that after you scrape down your grates you take out the ash catcher and dispose of any ash and debris that it's caught.
Some gas grills have "clean" settings that burn away any remnants of food that have fallen into the grill. After you have scraped down the grill, turn on this setting for a few minutes.
You should occasionally clean the outside of your grill. Make sure that you use a cleaner that will work with your specific grill. If you have a stainless steel grill you should use a stainless steel cleaner. Wipe down the grill lid and other exterior parts of your grill. With stainless steel you should rub in the direction of the grain and never use steel or wire wool. Both materials will permanently scratch the surface of your grill.
At least once or twice a year, you need to give your built in BBQ grills a deep cleaning. When doing this, Below are some tips that you should always follow. All you'll need is a regular scrub brush, a wire brush, a bucket, and detergent. If you would like to protect your patio floor, you can also use rubber gloves to keep your hands clean and a drop cloth.
Your Annual or Semi-Annual Cleaning
Take out your grates and place them in a solution of warm soapy water. Let them soak a while and then scrape them down with your wire brush.
Turn off the gas at the source if you have a gas grill. If you have a propane grill, disconnect the propane tank.
Disconnect the ignitor wires, remove the ignitors, remove the burners, and remove the flame guards.
Scrape the inside floor of your grill to remove and loosen debris build up. Take your scrub brush and wash the entire inside area of your grill with warm soapy water.
Check your gas tubes. Insects or pest may have gotten inside of them restricting proper gas flow. Scrape the outside of the tubes gently with your wire brush. Also check them for cracks or holes that should not be BBQ Parts there. If there are any holes or cracks replace your gas tubes.
Check your burners. , if they are severely clogged it may be time to replace them.. Also gently scrape down your burners with your wire brush.
Check them to make sure that they are not encrusted with a lot of food debris if you use lava rocks or briquettes. If they are they will produce a burnt flavor and you should replace them.
, if your grates are rusted you should replace them as well.
Built in BBQ grills are today's best choice in grills. These BBQ Islands make outdoor grilling easy by virtually bringing your indoor kitchen outside. You can customize them just about any way you want with counters, bar space, drawers, refrigerators, sinks, televisions, and more. You can even have one custom built for your stand-alone grill.
With charcoal grills you can actually line the inside of the grill with aluminum foil. You should occasionally clean the outside of your grill. Wipe down the grill lid and other exterior parts of your grill. At least once or twice a year, you need to give your built in BBQ grills a deep cleaning. Built in BBQ grills are today's best choice in grills.