BBQ Grill Cleaning is a tough and messy job. We’ve been at it for a long
time and have all the best tools for the job. However, if you would like to try here’s what you need to know.
1. Start by dismantling the BBQ Grill. This involves the grates, metal flavor bars or briquette tray, burners and drip pan. Scrubbing with a heavy duty scrub pad will get a lot of it done. Make sure no holes are clogged so that grease can get into the drip pan correctly. Once done you should see something like this:
2. The cooking grates can be tough too. Sometimes not though depending on how long it’s been since its last cleaning. Here you will need to get detailed in your cleaning because there are many nooks and crannies to get into. We use a drill with a wire wheel and that makes it so much easier. Soaking them in hot soapy water for a bit is a good idea. There are many cleaning agents that will work, but Vinegar is good if you want to stay away from heavy duty chemicals.
3. The Valve Orifice also needs attention. You can remove the burner and check that no obstructions exist such as spiders or other insects (another reason to clean your outdoor grill. We know from experience how much bugs love BBQ grills. It is best to consult the owner’s manual for this. There are certain tubes “Venturi Tubes” you will see and they are to be left alone.)
4. With the burners, the most important thing is making sure none of the holes are clogged. A lot of grease clogs them and this will diminish, if not eliminate its functionality. You can use many things like a nail, tooth pick or even drill, but be sure not to make the holes bigger, however.
5. Check the igniters to make sure they have a fresh battery and that the electrode is one-eighth of an inch from the burner to generate a spark (not necessary with electronic igniters).
6. Check the igniter’s battery or replace it with a fresh one. It can be tricky to get the igniter to spark sometimes. This is often due to the igniter being too far from burner. You want them 1/8 inch away.
7. Flavor trays and briquettes are to be cleaned with a brush. A good trick also is to turn the briquette upside down to burn off the waste.
8. The hood can be cleaned and polished with many different products. Sheila Shine, and even WD-40 for keeping the outside weather protected and shinney is good, but again a vinegar solution can work well here. This is especially important if you’re by a cost line. Our BBQ Grill Cleaning Jupiter FL division sees rust decay all the time because of the salty humid air in that area.
And you’re done. This is a time consuming and messy process that’s why so many people leave it Grill Tanks Plus to do, and we are happy to do so!
Grill Tanks Plus has been in business since 2011 and has well over 100 5 Star reviews. We are licensed with the Department of Agriculture and boast a 2 million dollar insurance policy. BBQ Grill Cleaning, Repair, and Propane Tank Exchange are the services we offer. If you have any questions we are glad to help. Give us a call at 561-244-2534.