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A backyard barbecue is the perfect way to bring family and friends together. Making sure your appliances are cleaned properly will help extend the life of your grill so you can get the most out of it. We’ll be giving you recommendations on how best to clean a stainless steel grill to avoid surface corrosion and keep it in good working order.
Things to Consider
There are a few precautions to consider when it comes to keeping your grill clean. One thing is whether or not you keep your grill in a corrosive environment. A corrosive environment could include:
- Coastal regions with salty air
- Near a pool or water with exposure to corrosive pool chemicals like chlorine
- Areas where corrosive cleaning solutions may be present. This could include muriatic acid (hydrocholoric acid) used to clean concrete and masonry
- Areas where cutting stone or mixing cement creates corrosive masonry dust or debris
If you live in an area where these conditions could exist, it is important to keep your grill dry and covered when not in use. If you are storing your grill away for the season, this step is even more important.
Some things to note about cleaning stainless steel is that if you see corrosion on the grill rack it is usually corrosive particles that have been deposited on the surface and not the actual stainless steel corroding. Avoid using steel wool to clean your grill and opt for a mild abrasive pad with a stainless-steel cleaner.
How to Clean a Grill after Each Use
To clean the heavy duty stainless steel grates, the best method is to use a grill cleaning brush immediately after cooking while the grill is still hot. Be mindful to wear heat protection so the steam or heat does not burn your hand. Dip the brush frequently in tap water and scrub the grates to help loosen food particles stuck on the grill. If you need to deep clean, try soaking grill grates in vinegar and baking soda.
Ceramic Briquette Tray
Cleaning the briquettes is not necessary after each grilling because they burn themselves clean the next time you cook. If you prefer, you can burn them clean by placing the briquette tray upside down, lighting the grill and burning the briquettes on high for 30 minutes. Occasionally, take the trays out, shake away loose debris and wipe the trays clean.
Clean your burners by soaking them in water and using a wire brush to clean any stuck on food. Check for clogs in each port hole and remove any blockage with a wire pin.
Your drip pan is there to collect any grease, liquid or fallen food particles off your grill. Cleaning this part is essential because if grease is allowed to collect at the bottom it could potentially start a grease fire. After the pan is completely cooled, slide the grill tray out and wipe it clean and fully insert it back into the grill.
Using these cleaning recommendations will increase your grill’s longevity and performance. If you are looking for a grill that’s easy to clean and stands the test of time, Twin Eagles products are all made of welded stainless steel that is non-rusting. All Twin Eagles products have all been tested rigorously and have proven that the 304 stainless steel grills can withstand exposure over long periods of time. For more information visit TwinEagles.com.