How to Clean Your Home Propane Grill

It’s our favorite time of year again: grilling season! While you’re busy cookin’ up your family’s favorite foods, ThompsonGas wants to remind all of our propane gas service customers the importance of maintaining and cleaning their grills. Properly cleaning your residential propane grill after each use will not only make your food taste better but also prolong the life and functionality of your grill. Follow these steps for cleaning your propane grill.
Grill Cleaning Prep
  • Before cleaning your home propane grill, make sure to shut off the valve at the top of the propane tank to prevent gas from igniting.
  • Let the grill cool down to prevent burn injuries, then proceed with cleaning.
Cleaning the Outside of the Grill
  • Use an approved propane gas service grill cleaner spray and paper towels or dry rags to remove outside debris.
  • Avoid using any flammable cleaning products on the outside of the grill. ALWAYS verify that the products you’re using are nonflammable.
Cleaning the Inside of the Grill
  • Remove cooking grates from the grill. Use a soft wire brush to remove dirt or grime from the grates.
  • Use a putty knife to scrape debris from the sear plates. Use a soft wire brush to remove any remaining debris.
  • Remove the sear plates from the grill. Scrape any grease or debris from the drip pan with a putty knife. Depending on how often you use your home propane grill, the drip pan may need replaced (usually about once a month during grilling season).
  • Once everything is cleaned, put all parts back inside the grill.
Cleaning the Gas Grill Burner
  • When using your residential propane grill, the burner flame should be blue. If you see a red or orange flame, the burner needs cleaned.
  • To begin cleaning the burners, first make sure the gas is shut off at the propane tank valve. Then, disconnect the burners from the grill.
  • Mix a solution of 1 cup white distilled vinegar and 1 teaspoon of grease removing dish detergent with 1 gallon of hot water.
  • Place the burners in the solution for 30 minutes to remove debris.
  • Remove the burners from the solution. Clean any remaining debris with a soft wire brush. Rinse the burners in the solution until all debris is removed.
  • To dry the burners, use a soft dry cloth.
  • Reattach the burners to your propane gas service grill.

Extra Tip: After you’ve cleaned your residential propane grill and burners, spray it down with some cooking oil. This prevents your grill from rusting. To polish your grill, sprinkle some baking soda on a sponge and clean off exterior.

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