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How To Clean Your Grill

Lawn & Garden

Extending the life of your grill means protecting and cleaning it regularly. You should give your a grill a thorough cleaning at the beginning and end of grilling season or even more frequently if you use it a lot.

Follow these six easy steps, then fire it up:

Step 1

Use a stiff bristle brush to scrub gates.

Step 2

Clean burner protectors with a scrubby sponge and soapy water. Then wipe grime from the burners themselves.

Step 3

Empty ash, char and gunk by removing the grill’s bottom plates or tray. With a charcoal grill, make sure you empty the ash catcher.

Step 4

Clean the inside of the grill hood or lid with a brush and soapy water.

Step 5

Exchange your empty propane tank for a full one, or stock your charcoal grill with new coals.

Step 6

Keep your grill clean by use drip pans/aluminum foil when cooking and investing in a grill cover to protect it from the elements.

Now you’re all set for grilling season. If you need supplies to start the process, view our weekly ad and stop at Lewis for a few grill-cleaning tools:

  • Grill brush
  • Sponges and bucket
  • Propane tank or charcoals
  • Grill cover
  • Drip pans/aluminum foil
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