Cleaning your grill is essential to not only keeping your food tasting wonderful, but also to increasing the longevity of your grill. Here are some tips that will make cleaning your grill easier.
First off, you should already be cleaning your grates between each use with a wire brush. The best time to do this is while the grill is still warm preventing the food particles from hardening to the grates. A best practice would be to scrape the grates shortly after using your grill, and then next time you use your grill turn the unit on high for about 5-10 minutes and scrape with a wire brush again.
Depending on how much use your grill gets, you also will need to give your grill a major cleaning 1-2 times a year.
If you have a self-cleaning oven, one trick many people use to cleaning the grates is to put them in the oven while running a self clean cycle. After that, it makes all of the rest of the steps below much easier, but is not necessary.
Remember regular cleaning will keep the cleaning easy, increase the longevity of your grill, and keep your food cooking to perfection!
Also take a look at this great video courtesy of Lowe’s on cleaning your grill.