Anyone who loves cooking its hard for them to resist the temptation of using a shiny outlooking stainless steel grill. When the weather is rejuvenating, their joy of barbecuing at home and enjoying the meal with family members or friends is out of this universe.
However, to ensure a healthy and delicious duck roast or BBQ or even Rib-Eye steak, your stainless steel grill must be clean and hygienic. Since grease, oil spill, food particles, moisture, and outdoor exposure all take their legitimate tole on the stainless steel gas grill, cleaning them sometimes might become a daunting task.
But fear not since we have compiled the most convenient way on how to clean a stainless steel grill with easy maintenance guidelines.
Let’s start then.
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Best Way to Clean Stainless Steel Grill
When we talk about clean a grill made of stainless steel, we focus on three different cleaning sessions. These are
- Scrubbing the grates of the steel.
- Cleaning the interior of the gas stainless steel grill
- Cleaning the exterior of the stainless steel grill
In the following in-depth sections, we are going to unveil each of these washing processes with the utmost clarity for easy understanding.
Scrubbing Grates of The Stainless Steel
Stainless still grill grates refer to the upper-head on which we generally put the meat or fish for BBQ. It is commonly made using steel, cast irons, and porcelain. If you want to scrub the grates, you should follow these steps. These are pretty straightforward.
You will need to create a mixture using baking soda and normal water to clean the stainless steel grate of the grill. The paste will work as a cleanser for the grate.
Take 60-85ml of mildly warm water into a cup and pour 45gm of baking soda into it. If you lack a measuring tool, ¼ cup of baking soda will do. Now, stir the mixture with a spoon until it mixes properly to make a paste.
Either use your hands or a rag to apply the baking soda paste on the grate. Make sure that the paste has reached every part of the grate. Now let it sit on the grate for the next few minutes. This will loosen up the debris on the grate.
Also, you must remove the grate from the grill structure so that you can reach both sides of the grate.
Sometimes debris such as food particles and oil spills will concentrate more on some particular parts of the grate. It mostly happens when the stainless steel grill grate hasn’t been cleaned for a while.
In such cases, you may need to apply an oven cleaner on those tough to clean sports and let it sit overnight. You may also choose a specialized grill cleaner for the purpose.
After you have let the baking soda paste and cleanser set on the grate to loosen up the debris, its time to scrub them forever. We recommend you to use a grill wire brush to rub the paste and thereby, removing the residue.
Be careful that you have reached and scrubbed every inch of the grate to rub off the food residue and other debris.
Once you have scrubbed the whole grate for at least twice, rinse off the remaining residue and paste from the furnace. You can use a proper garden hose or take the furnace underneath a water tap to complete the rinsing.
Then with a clean piece of cloth, wipe out the water and let the grate dry for a few minutes. You should get a shining grill like you have bought a new one.
Cleaning the Stainless Steel Grill Interior
It is the interior of the stainless steel grill interior that receives the most tole as you BBQ on the grill. So, it is essential that you maintain the grill interior for healthy food and consistent performance.
- At first, clean the debris from the flam tamer. For those who don’t recognize the flame tamer, it is in between the grate and burner, preventing the furnace from direct burning. You can use the baking soda paste to remove the debris. Later use the wire brush to scrub the debris from the flame tamer.
- After that, you need to clean the burner underneath the flame tamer. Due to food and other debris buildups on the stove, it can experience failure and uneven heat. This causes undone or overdone BBQ. Use the wire brush to clean all the parts of the burner, such as cast burner, U-shape, flat, and tube. And lastly, with the utmost caution, clean the burner port.
- Gas burners use venturi for supplying gas throughout the stove evenly. It would help if you washed them also. Once you have removed the venturi from the setup (do it by following the user-manual), apply soapy water on the venturi. You may use cloth for it.
- After that, pour water on the venturi to rinse off the soapy water and use another piece of clean cloth to wipe off the water. Let the venturi dry out for a few minutes.
- Sometimes insects or other food particles might clog the holes of the venturi. Use a small piece of wire brush to clean all these from the venturi tube holes. After that, following the user-manual reposition, the venturi tubes and burners.
Cleaning the Stainless Steel Grill Exterior
Likewise, the interior, the surface of a stainless steel grill, may get dirty over time. However, cleaning it is pretty straightforward. Firstly, pour a soapy detergent on the exterior and wait for 3-5 minutes to allow the soap to unfold its magic.
After that, use a soft brush or microfiber cloth to wipe out the detergent from the exterior. It will eventually remove any residue presenting you with a shiny surface. Then rinse the exterior for the one last time with water.
Lastly, use the mesh cloth once again to rinse off any leftover residue and let it dry and replace the exterior on the original position. That’s it- your stainless steel grill is all set to work like a horse once again.
The three cleaning and maintenance steps mentioned above should gift you a gorgeous and stunning looking stainless steel grill. So, what have you been waiting for?
Go fire up the grill and BBQ a turkey- yummy. However, before wrapping up, here’s a suggestion for you, don’t use stainless steel polisher to get a shinier outlook, for it will only heat up with the burner on and would make the grill look worse; not better.