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Fall Grilling Cleaning Tips

Steps to prep your grill for the season!

It's that time of year, the leaves are changing, daylight hours are shorter and there is a chill in the air, fall is certainly here and now is the ideal time to do some season to season grill cleaning. We've broken down the must dos into some simple steps below, so grab your tools and head out to the grill. 

Season to Season Cleaning Tips for Gas Grills

1. When the grill is cool, brush or scrape off built-up carbon on the underside of the lid. Then, brush the cooking grates to remove leftover debris from your last grilling session.

2. Brush or scrape the Flavorizer Bars® and Heat Deflectors (if equipped) until they are free of debris.

3. Using a clean brush, clear the burner tube ports of rust and debris by brushing across them, not down the length of the burner. If ports are extruded, use care when brushing around the ignition electrode to avoid damage.

4. Use a scraper to chip away any built-up debris along the sides and bottom of the cookbox. Push all the debris into the slide-out grease tray.

5. Scrape any debris in the slide-out grease tray into the drip pan. Replace the drip pan after wiping out the catch pan.

6. Be sure to inspect all hoses for cracks or abrasions, and leak check all gas connections, including LP tanks, using a soapy water solution. To leak check, dab a mixture of dish soap and water on all connections. With the control knobs off, turn on the gas. If bubbles form, there is a leak.

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7. Use our exterior grill cleaner to clean the outside lid and side tables of your grill.

Season to Season Cleaning Tips for Charcoal Grills

1. When the grill is cool, brush or scrape off built-up carbon on the underside of the lid.

2.  Brush the cooking and charcoal grates to remove the leftover debris from your last grilling session. 

3. Use a scraper to chip away any hard-to-remove debris on the inside of the bowl. Use the One-Touch Cleaning System™ to push ashes and debris into the ash catcher. 

4. Make sure to empty the ash catcher - ashes left sitting in the ash catcher can promote corrosion.

5. Use our exterior grill cleaner to clean the outside lid and side tables of your grill.

Must Have Cleaning Tools

1. A new grill brush. Replace this as often as needed or at least once a season. Check out our other blog post to know when to replace.

2. Drip Pans. Scrape all of the debris into your drip pan, throw it away and replace it with a new one. Bonus, you can also use them as disposable prep dishes or serving dishes, which makes clean up super easy. 

3. Our maintenance kitsThis kit will certainly help make your grill look new again!