Grill Cleaning Tips

Make grilling clean-up easy! Follow these tips so that you can get back to enjoying your outdoor space with friends and family.

  • Before lighting the grill, apply non-stick spray on the grates. The protective spray cuts down the clean-up time afterwards.
    For charcoal grills, line the bowl with aluminum foil. After grilling, and once the grill and coals are cool (as a rule of thumb, always allow coals to burn out completely and let ashes cool* at least 48 hours before disposing), simply discard the foil with the coals and ash. Then, wash and reline with foil for next time.

** If you must dispose of coals and ashes before completely cooled, place them in heavy-duty foil and soak with water completely before disposing in a non-combustible container.

  • Use a wire brush or even crumbled aluminum foil to scrub away buildup on the grates once the grill has cooled.
  • Squirt grease-cutting dishwashing detergent on grill and grates (once cool). 
  • Scrub with brush or abrasive pad, then rinse. A repeat may be necessary. 
  • For tougher jobs, place cool grill grates inside a plastic garbage bag and spray them with oven cleaner. Tie the bag shut and let it sit outside for a few hours. Wearing rubber gloves, place grates on a newspaper and then scrub with abrasive brush or scrub pad. Rinse with water.
  • You can also spray oven cleaner in the bowl of the grill and, wearing rubber gloves, wipe the residue out using crumpled newspaper.