Grill Maintenance and Cooking Tips
How to clean a gas grill!
I don't know how many times that I went over to a friend's
house for a barbecue and noticed food residue left on the grates from
their previous cook out. Guys, it is not seasoning for future cook-outs,
it's contaminate food. So here are some tips for how to clean a gas
grill, so that your next steak taste like steak and not chicken. Always
read the manufactures cleaning instructions before using any cleaning
Quick clean up tips:
- Wrap your grill grates tightly in aluminum foil, with
the shinny side out, and place back into the grill. Light all of the
grill's burners and turn flame to high. Bake the wrapped grates for
10 - 15 minutes then allow them to cool down before removing aluminum
- Don't have any aluminum foil, then bake off any food
remnants by turning on all burners to high for 15 - 20. Before shutting
off burners, clean grates with a grill (wire) brush. Be careful not
to touch the hood with your hand.
- Place your grates in your sink filled with hot, soapy
water and a splash of ammonia. The ammonia act as a degreaser, but
be careful not to inhale the fumes. Thoroughly raise the grates before
- For very dirty grills, use a no fume oven cleaner,
easy-off oven cleaner comes to mind.* Before starting, make sure the
grill is off and if possible, disconnect or shut off the gas line.
Remove the grates & spray the cleaner in a smaller, unnoticeable area
and check for any discoloration. If all is well, then continue to
spray the cleaner inside the grill and allow it to sit and clean for
a few hours. Return with a bucket of warm water and rag and thoroughly
wipe down the inside of the grill. Finally, turn on the grill for
15 minutes to burn off any remaining oven cleaner.
- For cleaning the outside of the grill, use warm water
mixed with dawn dish soap and a cloth or rag. Do not use any type
of abrasive cleaning pad on stainless steel without sampling a small
area first to see if it leaves any scratches. The best way to keep
the outside of your grill clean is with a
* LA Custom Grill Islands is not responsible for
any damages that may be caused to the grill by using any suggested chemicals
use in our tips for grill maintenance.
- Before lighting the grill, lightly spraying or rub
on vegetable oil to help prevent food from sticking to the grates.
- Preheat grill for 5 - 10 minutes before placing meat
- Sear steak & chicken and cook with the lid down for
perfectly grilled food every time.
Meat cooking chart for outdoor gas or charcoal grills.
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