Here are the steps to deep clean and “re-set” your GrillGrates:
- Use the GrateTool on each panel starting at the hinge and scrape the build-up off as much as possible.
- Soak in a large (long) plastic container. I used Simple Green this year based on positive feedback from customers. 10:1 dilution. Soak for minimum of 3 hours, even overnight.
- You can also use brillo on the raised rails if they are not smooth and slick after using the scrubby.
- Hose off to rinse any remaining residue away.
- Back to the grills for a long summer ahead of grate grilling!
Other Deep Cleaning Methods:
- Power washing also works well.
- Face-down burn-off, just don't go to your neighbors for a beer! This will dry out the cooking rails requiring re-seasoning.
- Self cleaning oven works well but only if you have good exhaust. Do not use your oven to burn off without good exhaust- the smell is not something you want in the house. This will also require re-seasoning.
Do NOT Use:
- Aluminum foil over hot GrillGrates as it can cause temperatures to spike to over 1000F and cause warping or even melting.
- Oven cleaner or other caustic degreasers as they will pit and tarnish GrillGrates over time.
Got any tips to share how your care and clean your GrillGrates?