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How to Clean a Barbeque Grill in 15 Minutes

You should always be prepared for an impromtu cookout. Make sure your grill is ready to go too.

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Disconnect Propane and Soak Grates

Minutes 1 and 2: Make sure that all the dials are in the off position. While the grill is slightly warm, turn off and disconnect the propane tank.

Wearing work gloves, remove the grates and the metal plates under them. Place in a bucket of hot water and regular dish soap.

Cleaning grates

Scrub the Under the Hood

Minutes 3 and 4: Loosely cover the heating elements with a big piece of foil to protect them. With the grill brush, scrub the underside of the hood. (That residue that looks like peeling paint is actually a harmless buildup of carbon from grease and smoke.)

Dirty Grill

Clean the Inside Walls

Minutes 5 through 8: Use the grill brush to scrub the inside walls above the elements. (Ash and debris will fall onto the foil.) Wipe the walls with a damp paper towel.

Dirty Grill

Scrub and Rinse Grates

Minutes 9 through 11: Take the grates and the drip pan out of the bucket. Lean them on a wall, scrub them with the grill brush then rinse with a hose spray.

Replace Innards

Minute 12: Toss the foil and wipe the elements with the grill brush. Replace metal plate and grates and drip pan. Reconnect the propane tank.

Clean Out the Cabinet

Minute 13: If your grill has a cabinet, sweep out any leaves or debris with a whisk broom.

Clean the Exterior

Minutes 14 and 15: Clean the exterior and the cabinet interior with stainless steel wipes.

Content provided by Hadyn Lazarow, landscape expert and regular contributor to Yard Attack. Visit his website, Garden By Design.

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