When was the last time you cleaned your grill (Does not include Mesh Basket ). ? I know mine is due for a total-body scrub-down. As I write this, it’s August, and the first half of the grilling season is behind us. To keep a grill well maintained, you need to scrape grates, clean the grease trap, and/or dump the ash every time you cook. But to make sure your grill performs its best for years to come, you have to periodically get in there and scrub. Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through it.

Cleaning Your BBQ

Over the winter, clean your BBQ thoroughly before putting it away for the year – it’s a nightmare firing the grill up on the first nice day of spring and finding an inch-thick layer of grease and half an incinerated sausage!

To clean your BBQ, light the burners and turn the flame up as high as it will go to burn any food particles – they’ll be much easier to scrape off with the BBQ brush if they’re burnt and crispy. Allow to cool, remove the grates, and wash them in warm, soapy water. You can also use warm, soapy water to clean the inside of the lid, and to wipe down the outside of the BBQ to keep it looking good.

Grill cover, grill cover, grill cover. It may be obvious, but covering your grill is a must if you're keeping it outdoors. When I first moved into an apartment with a proper grilling space, I immediately ran to the closest Target and picked up one of those knee-high 12-inch square grills and passed on a cover. Fast forward two months: the thing was a rusty mess and beyond use. Sadly, I let that grill die an early death by keeping it exposed to the elements.

Back at the store, I opted for a 22-inch Weber kettle knock-off, this time purchasing a cover at the same time. I'm proud to say that cheap-o grill is still going strong after six years; now enjoying a good life of churning out great food at my cousin's place, thanks in large part to keeping it covered when it was not in use.

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