How often should you clean your grill?
Nobody likes the task, but as a grill owner it is one of the most important thing to do regularly. When you do not clean your grill grease, carbon, and other carcinogenic deposits build up. This is damaging to your grill and when you cook food on it it can be damaging to your health. So cleaning your grill is very important.
After every use.
You should do a simple grill cleaning after every use. It is best to do this after you are done cooking. When the grate cools down and is still pretty warm take your grill brush and clean any food particles that are stuck on the grate. The only thing needed for this is a wire brush.
Every 6 months.
Every 6 months you should do a thorough cleaning of your grill. If you're a regular griller than it is important to do a deep clean and inspection of your grill. This involves disassembling the grill down to the burners, inspecting the gas flow, checking for signs of rust on your grill grates, and more.
Professional Grill cleaning
A lot of people are cleaning grills these days, but not everybody is doing it correctly. Nobody wants to pay to have their grill cleaned and have it done the wrong way! Here are a few things to check for when you hire someone to clean your grill.
- Are they cleaning under the lid and other hard to clean areas?
Make sure they are going to clean your ENTIRE grill. Nobody wants to pay to have your grill cleaned and realize afterwards that you payed for a surface level cleaning job.
- Are they checking for broken parts?
Are they taking the time to inspect the grill? And if they do inspect the grill they should be reporting the condition of your grill. If you need a new part they should know what part you need.
- Do they know grills?
Are they familiar with grills. Someone who is not experienced in handling grills could break your grill. They could use improper cleaning techniques and damage your grill. Do they know how to look for rust, where to look for built-up residue, or properly disassemble it for cleaning?