How to Properly Clean Your Gas Grill from Grates to Grease Tray

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Before We Get Started, Some Common Sense…

BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO CLEAN YOUR GAS GRILL, MAKE SURE THAT YOU DISCONNECT THE LP/NG TANK. The grill used in the video above is not a gas grill. It’s a Nexgrill Cart-Style Charcoal Grill.

Clean Your Cooking Grids While the Grill’s Still Warm

One of the best times to clean your grill is while it’s still warm. It’s much easier to scrub off any residual grease or food from your grill’s surfaces while they’re still hot from the cook. If you wait until your grill cools, any leftovers have a better chance to harden and stick to your grill’s surfaces.

Grab Your Grill Brush for Quick, Clean Grates

Unlike cast iron, the grates on your Nexgrill are not designed to lock in any seasoning, so there’s no reason to leave oil on it overnight.

nexgrill grill brush cleaning a grill

Take your handy grill brush and give those grates a nice, easy scrub. Any leftover food should come off without much effort. If you dip your grill brush in a bowl of water before you scrub, the steam actually helps the cleaning process. Dip frequently, and be sure to wear a grill mitt to protect your hand from the heat and steam.

CLEANING THE STAINLESS STEEL ON YOUR GAS GRILL

When it comes to cleaning stainless steel, we recommend starting with the mildest cleaning procedure. There are many different stainless steel cleaners available on store shelves that can help you to scrub off leftover grease.

If you look closely at the stainless steel on your Nexgrill, you’ll notice that it has a grain. Be sure to scrub in same the direction of the grain to help avoid scratching.

close up of nexgrill stainless steel hood

Specks of grease can also gather on the surfaces of your stainless steel, and bake onto the surface over time, giving the appearance of corrosion. To remove these spots, we recommend using a mild abrasive pad in conjunction with a stainless steel cleaner. Be sure to scrub with the grain to avoid scratching the surface.

CLEANING THE GRILL BURNERS ON YOUR GAS GRILL

From time to time, depending on how often you grill, you may want to clean the burners on your Nexgrill. Over time, grease and food remains can cause blockages on your burners, and even small blockages have the potential to become a fire hazard.

One more time for common sense: BEFORE REMOVING THE BURNER FOR CLEANING, MAKE SURE THAT YOU DISCONNECT THE LP/NG TANK. AND PLEASE MAKE SURE THE RANGE TOP BURNER IS COOL BEFORE REMOVAL.

knobs on a nexgrill turned off

To remove the grill burner on your Nexgrill gas grill, remove the screws and the cotter clip that hold it in place. Set aside the screws and clip, and lift the burner out of the grill.

Clean the exterior of the burner with soapy water and a wire brush. Scrub stubborn remains with a metal scraper. Clear any clogged ports with a straightened paper clip. (Never use a wooden toothpick as it may break off and clog the port.)

Please note: If insects or other obstructions are blocking the flow of gas through the burner, try blowing out the burner with a can of compressed air. If there are still obstructions, call our Customer Service line before attempting to grill again. U.S.A. 1-800-913-8999

After your clean burner has been allowed to dry, take extreme care to reinsert it correctly. Your burner must be centered with the gas supply orifice. Do not attempt to relight the grill if the burner is not correctly positioned within the gas supply orifice.

Finally, reattach the gas burner using the screws and cotter pin you set aside, and bingo! Clean grill burner.

SPECKS OF GREASE CAN ALSO GATHER ON THE SURFACES OF YOUR STAINLESS STEEL, AND BAKE ONTO THE SURFACE OVER TIME, GIVING THE APPEARANCE OF CORROSION.


CLEANING THE GREASE TRAY/CUP ON YOUR GAS GRILL

The grease tray/cup on your Nexgrill should be emptied and wiped down periodically, and washed with a mild detergent and warm water solution. We all know how dirty grilling can get. Don’t allow excess grease to accumulate and overflow out of the grease tray/cup.

Pro tip: You can place a small amount of sand in the bottom of the grease tray to absorb the grease.

Your Nexgrill is your outdoor cooking companion. You saved for it, you’ve prepare delicious meals on it, and you should also take care of it. To ensure maximum quality and efficiency, be sure to follow these tips for cleaning your gas grill.

Hey there! Did you know that every piece of your Nexgrill has at least a 1-year warranty? And many of our gas grills have a 5-year warranty on the main burners. That’s why it’s important to keep your receipt. So that our Customer Service staff (lovely people, really) can ensure that your warranty is honored, and your Nexgrill keeps providing.

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