In our previous blog, we reviewed some safety reminders so you can enjoy an accident-free barbecue season in your backyard. We want to continue this focus on grill safety by taking a deep dive on how to clean your grill in a thorough way.
Be prepared: this is not about doing a few scrapes across your grill with a wire brush. Of course, you should always use a grill brush to scrape off any food residue every time after you finish cooking. This will help avoid flare-ups. But we’re talking here about a deep cleaning.
You should invest some time to do this at least once a year—or more if you use your grill a lot. This will keep it running properly and safely. (About half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns that could have been avoided.)
As you’re cleaning your grill, don’t forget to make sure your propane cylinder has enough propane. It’s always a good idea to have a back-up cylinder on hand in case you do run out. Your propane company may be able to connect your grill to the main propane tank so you can stop worrying about running out of fuel while you’re in the middle of grilling.
You don’t need any high-tech tools to do a thorough job of cleaning a propane grill from top to bottom. All you need are some basics: rubber gloves, aluminum foil, a grill brush, and a large bucket of hot and soapy water. Dish soap is recommended.
Please visit this page to read more information and tips on overall propane safety.