How To Clean A Blackstone Grill?

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How To Clean A Blackstone Grill?

The Blackstone Grill is a great addition to any backyard. It’s easy to use and cooks food evenly, making it a perfect option for grillers of all levels of experience. However, like any other piece of equipment, it needs to be cleaned regularly in order to ensure optimal performance and longevity. 

In this blog post, we’ll provide you with detailed instructions on how to clean your Blackstone Grill. So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, keep reading for the information you need!
How To Clean A Blackstone Grill

How Often To Clean Your Blackstone Grill?

Depending on how often you use your Blackstone grill, there is no set timeline as to when you should clean it. The best answer we can give is once per usage if you are using it frequently. However, if being stored for extended periods of time, wipe down or wash all residues away with warm soapy water before storing them away. For a less-frequent approach, you may also clean it every few months with a commercial cleaner or a simple mix of water and vinegar.

Step-By-Step Guide: How To Clean A Blackstone Grill?

While it is easy to quickly cook your food on a Blackstone grill, it is important to clean the quality of your griddle so that you can continue to use it for years.

Step 1 – Remove Your Griddle From Its Case or Cart

First, you need to remove the griddle from its housing so that you can safely clean it. After you have set up your Blackstone grill, remove the griddle plate by gently sliding it out of the metal frame. Set your griddle down on a flat surface where it will not be damaged. It is also important to remove the screws that allow you to fasten your griddle plate in place before cleaning so that you do not lose them.

Step 2 – Scrape Off Any Remaining Grease or Food

Even though food may look like it’s cooked onto your grill, the majority of the surface is just dried on. Using a putty knife or scraper, gently scrape off as much food as you can from your grill. Make sure that you do not damage any parts of your griddle since this could cause cracks in the metal.

Step 3 – Take Your Grill To The Water

Fill your sink with cold water and dish soap if it is safe for use on metal surfaces. If you are using a plastic sink, make sure that it will not be damaged by the metal griddle plate. Place your Blackstone griddle into the water so that it completely covers its surface area. Allow the griddle to soak for five minutes before returning to clean off any remaining cooked food or grease. You may need to repeat this process several times in order to completely clean your griddle.

Step 4 – Use A Dry Towel To Get The Rest Of The Grease Off

After you have removed as much food and grease from your grill surface, take a dry towel and wipe away any excess residue that has been left behind. Scrub off any especially stuck on pieces of food with a putty knife or kitchen scrubby. If the food is extremely stubborn, use a few drops of dish soap onto the metal surface before wiping it down again. You can also add water to your metal griddle plate so that it runs over the top portion for easier cleaning. Once you have wiped down all parts of your griddle, rinse it quickly in cold water before setting it out to dry.

Step 5 – Reassemble Your Grill Plate If Needed

If you lost any screws or washers when you removed your Blackstone griddle, follow the steps below in reassembling the pieces back onto your grill plate. Make sure that all screws are hand tightened in place before using the griddle since they could vibrate loose over time if not properly installed.

*Note: You may want to purchase a small bottle of metal polish to clean off any parts of your Blackstone grill that look rusty or dirty. This will allow it to shine just like new again after cleaning.

  • Place your metal griddle plate into its housing so that it can rest against the bottom portion of the frame. Use a screwdriver to fasten the griddle plate in place with your screws and washers.
  • Use a dry towel to wipe off any water droplets from your Blackstone grill. Make sure that you can see all metal surfaces of your griddle as well as the frame it is prominently mounted on. Dry this area for several minutes using a clean cloth or paper towel until no moisture remains on the surface.
  • Once your Blackstone grill has been properly dried, take a small amount of metal polish onto a clean rag and rub down both sides of its surface along with any other parts that look rusty or dirty. If you have purchased a stainless steel cleaner, follow the included directions for its use on outdoor cooking surfaces before cleaning up any remaining residue with a dry towel.

Step 6 – Keep Your Griddle Clean With A Water Bottle And Drying Cloth After Each Use

After you have finished cooking on your Blackstone grill, wipe down its surface with a dry cloth to remove any excess food or grease that has built up throughout the day. Take a water bottle filled with cold water and spray it over the top of your griddle so that any leftover dirt is washed away from its surface area. If there are any stubborn pieces of food stuck on through this process, use a plastic scrubby or putty knife to scrape them off after spraying an extra amount of water onto the metal plate. Dry this area completely before storing your Blackstone grill inside your home or in an outdoor shed. By keeping your grill clean after every use, you could extend its lifespan by years to come.

Step-By-Step Guide: How To Clean A Rusty Griddle?

Rust is a bane of the griddle user. All commercial flat-top griddles come with instruction manuals that include recommended cleaning schedules, usually monthly. Many home users will find this frequency of maintenance too often if they are only cooking once or twice a month on their stove top–even though rust may already be present after just one use! A stainless steel griddle with even moderate surface oxidation will not conduct heat evenly, causing hot spots where protein stuck-on are baked into cooked-on layers that are hard to remove. If you’ve ever felt your stainless steel griddle’s surface and noticed rough patches due to rusting, you’ll require more than elbow grease to get it clean. If your stainless steel griddle’s surface is badly rusted, you may be forced to replace or resurface the griddle top entirely. Rust removal and prevention is a balancing act for home users: too little attention and rust forms; too much attention and time spent cleaning corroded metal.

Step 1: Scrape Off Protein Stuck-Ons

Assemble your own scraping tools from items in your kitchen if you do not have commercial scrapers. Wooden spoons with slightly rough edges will work in most cases, while rubber scrapers are particularly well-suited for removing cooked-on foods without damaging the griddle’s surface finish. Avoid using metal utensils that can gouge the griddle surface, especially when cleaning cast-iron or anodized aluminum surfaces.

Step 2: Wash with Warm, Soapy Water

Use warm water and a mild detergent (classic Ivory dish soap is your best bet; avoid abrasive degreasers) to wash away loosened rust particles. Soak overnight for faster results if you live in hard water areas or have particularly corroded griddles. You can use a brush to work the soapy solution into the damaged metal’s crevices, but do not scrub clean! Excessive pressure from a bristle brush can scratch the griddle material, even more, creating smoother but less effective cooking surfaces. Once rinsed thoroughly, wipe down any damp surfaces with a clean, dry towel.

Step 3: Buff Surface 

Dryness is rust’s BFF, so take care not to trap moisture in the form of puddles, steam, or sticky soap film when you wash your griddle. Dry griddles completely by wiping down every surface with a soft dishcloth or paper towels before replacing on the stove top or storing them away.

Step 4: Apply Lubricant 

Rust particles are metal filings that oxidize when exposed to oxygen and water vapor. As they are “shed” from the damaged metal surface, these particles will continue to migrate across the stainless steel griddle’s cooking area even after cleaning–this is why prevention must be included in your routine maintenance tasks! Your goal is to create a barrier between the metal griddle surface and oxidizing air particles. Apply an even coat of cooking oil (peanut or canola are your best choices, olive oil should be avoided) to all surfaces that come into contact with food. Allow 20-30 minutes for the rust inhibitor to fully settle before turning on your griddle.

Step 5: Season & Store 

After daily use, wipe down cooking surfaces with a clean cloth dipped in vegetable oil. Clean again after heavy use or long periods without use. Your stainless steel griddle is ready for storage when no excess stickiness remains on cooking surfaces, and should be kept dry at all times except during use.

Step-By-Step Guide: How To Do A Deep Clean On Your Blackstone Griddle?

A deep clean on your Blackstone flat top griddle is something that you should do at least once every few years. The photo above shows the griddle after it had been used for one long cook and then left dirty overnight.

Step 1: Remove all food, grease, and other debris from the griddle surface. If there are any pieces of stuck-on food, use a metal scraper and some water to clean it off.

Step 2: Fill your sink with hot, soapy water and wash the griddle surface thoroughly using rags or paper towels. Add more fresh, hot water as needed to help rinse off any soap that remains on the griddle’s surface.

Step 3: Wipe the griddle dry with a clean rag or paper towels. The surface should be free from any standing water for safety considerations as well as to ensure that it dries properly. 

Step 4: Use a metal scraper and oil to remove any rust from the griddle’s cooking surfaces. To prevent further rusting, apply a thin film of vegetable or canola oil.

Step-by-Step Guide: How To Clean Blackstone Grill Burners?

These are not self-cleaning, so you will have to spend some time manually cleaning them. However, you don’t need to worry as it is actually quite an easy and quick process. And once done, your grill will be good as new.

Before you start cleaning the burners, make sure they are cool to touch. We all know that grease is flammable and can cause serious injury, therefore it would be best to handle these while they are cold.

Here is what you will need:

  • Baking soda 
  • Water or vinegar (1/2 ratio)
  • Steel wire brush

Instructions:

  1. Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup water in a small bowl.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda over the burners and leave it overnight. Do not scrub or wipe anything at this point.
  3. The next day, use your steel wire brush to scrub the burners. You can use the wire brush dipped in baking soda mixture for better results.
  4. Now with a wet cloth, wipe down all of the burners and scrub thoroughly. Make sure there is no cleaning solution or baking soda left on any parts as this will cause corrosion over time.
  5. Once done, leave your grill to dry overnight.
  6. Next day, fire up your Blackstone Grill and see it in full glory all clean and shiny! And hey if you want, you can even apply some cooking oil on the burners for better heat distribution and more efficient performance.

Step-by-Step Guide: How To Clean a New Griddle Before Using it?

A new griddle or stove top can be very difficult to maintain. Food debris, oil, and grease become baked-on over time. If you’re getting ready to use a brand new griddle, don’t just fire up the grill! First, clean it thoroughly with these steps outlined below. This will ensure that your food does not stick to the griddle and will result in an easier clean up.

Materials Needed:

  • Your New Griddle
  • Dish Soap or Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser (or another non abrasive cleaner)
  • Sponge Scrubber or Towel Cloth

Step 1: Fill a large pot with dish soap, hot water, and bring to a boil. You can also use Bar Keepers Friend or any nonabrasive cleaner if you prefer.

Step 2: Submerge the griddle in the hot soapy water and allow it to soak for 30 minutes. Remember to make sure that no one uses your stove top during this time! (I wouldn’t want anyone to get burned.)

Step 3: Remove the griddle from the hot soapy water. Using a towel cloth or a sponge scrubber, begin cleaning your griddle while it’s still warm and while the grime is soft. Work in sections, going back over each section with clean water if necessary.

– Tip: if you prefer to use a sponge, an old kitchen sponge can be cut into smaller pieces and used for this purpose. The larger the griddle, the more sections of a sponge or towel cloth that will be needed. You might want to have several sponges/towel cloths on hand so they can all be used without waiting too long in between.

– Tip: if you prefer to use a towel instead of a sponge, I recommend using an old kitchen towel that can be cut into pieces for this purpose. The larger the griddle, the more sections of a towel that will be needed. You might want to have several towels on hand so they can all be used without waiting too long in between.

Step 4: Rinse the griddle with clean water and allow it to dry completely before using it again. This is a very important step! If you do not rinse the griddle first, soap will remain on your stove top and may cause your food to stick. 

Step-By-Step Guide: How To Clean A Blackstone Griddle After Using It?

There are quite a few homemade griddle cleaners out there but all too often they fail in testing. The best way to clean this griddle is to use the solution below and it will hold up for years and give you great results every time. That being said let’s look at what you need and how to do it:

You Will Need:

  • White vinegar – 1 cup 
  • Salt – ½ cup 
  • Water – ¼ cup 
  • Powdered dishwasher detergent – 2 tablespoons 
  • Vegetable oil – 1 tablespoon 
  • A clean cloth/rag 
  • A scrubber sponge

The cleaning solution is simple to put together. You need ¼ cup water, ½ cup salt, 1 cup white vinegar, 2 tablespoons powdered dishwasher detergent, and one tablespoon of vegetable oil. This is all you need in terms of supplies but it also helps to have the right tools when trying to clean your griddle. Some items that can be useful include a toothbrush or other small brush for getting into hard to reach places, an old toothpick or similarly shaped piece of wood for removing any food particles in cracks and crevices, and lastly rags/cleaning pads/sponges are always good to have to lie around when working with griddles like this.

Step-by-Step Guide:

Start by filling your sink with hot, soapy water. Allow the griddle to soak for a few minutes as this will help loosen up any food particles and make it easier to clean in general. Use an old toothbrush or other small brush to clean loose food particles off of the surface of the griddle. Rinse the griddle and allow it to dry over time.

Repeat this step but replace the soap with ¼ cup white vinegar and allow it to soak for about three minutes.

Clean again but use ½ cup salt instead of dishwasher detergent and replace the water with ¼ cup white vinegar. Instead of using water, fill your sink with warm, soapy water again and scrub down the griddle.

Remove all dirt/residue with a sponge or cloth.

Dry off the griddle with a dry cloth/rag

Repeat these steps in order to get your griddle nice and clean. It’s not necessary to follow all of the instructions every time but it is important that you mix up what you use in terms of water, soap, etc. Letting the solution sit on the surface for too long can damage it so make sure you scrub everything off after letting it soak for a few minutes. When finished your griddle will look like new again and be ready for many more delicious meals!

Step-By-Step Guide: How To Season A Blackstone Griddle?

If yours is looking a bit dry and a bit worn, or you just got a new one and want to make sure it’s going to last as long as possible, here are some step-by-step instructions on how to season your griddle.

Step 1: Get the right stuff.

You’re going to need quite a few things for this griddle seasoning process – but don’t worry, they’re all pretty easy to get your hands on. Here are the things I used:

  • Griddle Seasoning Oil.
  • Enough Canola or Vegetable oil to put into that bottle.
  • A stiff wire brush.
  • An old rag or some disposable paper towels.

Step 2: Clean it off.

Now that you’ve got your griddle cleaning stuff, you can start to clean up your dirty griddle! It’s not going to be super easy, because of all the built-up grease and crud that’s collected on there, but just keep at it with the wire brush until you’ve got all of the surface looking shiny. Here’s what mine looked like after cleaning:

Step 3: Apply some oil.

Alright, now it’s time to season your griddle! Unwrap your Griddle Seasoning Oil, turn the burner on high and let it get nice and hot (this is very important, you don’t want to put the oil on a cold griddle because this will lead to an uneven surface after baking). Now cut up that paper towel into four pieces and place one down on the griddle.

Take your brush, dip it in some of that oil you bought, and then swirl it around on the paper towel until that paper towel is nice and saturated. Then take your brush over to your griddle, and give it a good wash all across the surface – front to back, side to side. Make sure you get every corner!

Don’t be afraid if oil starts pooling up at this point – we’ll take care of that in the next step.

Now, repeat this process at least one more time with a fresh paper towel and another coat of oil – just make sure your griddle is nice and wet when you’re done. Here’s what mine looked like after applying two coats:

Now, let that griddle cool down completely. This is really important because if you put the oil on when it’s still hot it won’t bake evenly and your griddle will be uneven after cooking.

Step 4: Bake!

Throw that bad boy in the oven at 350 degrees for an hour, then turn off the oven and let it cool down in there. Remove your griddle from the oven using heavy-duty gloves – because it’s going to be 200°F after baking!

I baked that griddle for an hour and didn’t let it cool down outside of the oven. You want to move fast here so you don’t lose any heat from your griddle – once it’s done in the oven, take it directly over to your sink and give it a good wash with soapy water. Be sure to get up all the excess oil, the surface would look shiny but still felt rough to the touch (if that makes sense).

If your griddle has been properly seasoned using these steps you should have some amazing non-stick results as well!

How To Clean Your Grill Blackstone Grates?

As mentioned before, grates should be cleaned regularly for the best performance from your grill. The frequency of cleaning will depend on usage as well as what type of food is being cooked. High fat foods such as steak or burgers will leave residue behind, so cleaning often might be necessary if you notice that some fatty build up has occurred along the edges of the grates. To remove these fats and oils, heat up your grill and wait until it is at medium heat (350-400 degrees). While it is heating up, take a wire brush and scrub along the edges of your grates from one end to another. You can also use tongs as well as a paper towel to wipe away any remaining oil residue. This process should be repeated if necessary after every few meals.

Do not use liquid sprays or any type of cleaner on hot surfaces as this will result in boiling liquid or steam that could cause injuries. Allow your grill surface to be cold before performing any cleaning methods. Using a liquid cleaner while still warm poses a much greater risk for injury than when the grill is completely cooled down and cleaned by hand with water only.

 

FAQs

What Is A Blackstone Grill?

The Blackstone Grill is a device that heats up oils or other liquids to dangerously hot temperatures, then cooks food by totally immersing it in the oil. It was invented in the 1930s by Walter J. Koop, who wanted to create a healthier cooking method than frying. The Blackstone Hot Oil Dump Station quickly became popular among the restaurant industry because the grills were able to cook food faster and more efficiently than deep-fat frying.

Blackstone Grills are now recognized as the premier hot oil cooking method for many types of food: 

  • Steak
  • Seafood
  • Chicken Pork
  • Vegetables
  • Desserts

Blackstone Grills can be used to make any food that can be deep fried.

The Blackstone Grill got its name from the cooking method used by Koop, who made his own utensils for his grills. He would pour oil into a pan and let it boil up over the sides of the pan, “blackening” the sides. This is one reason that the Blackstone Grill is sometimes called a “Self-Basting Grill” as it uses its own juices to keep the food moist. 

The Blackstone Self-Basting Grills are made of cast iron and/or stainless steel and have flat tops, making them ideal for use as griddles. They work by surrounding the food with superheated oil, which sears the food quickly and seals in juices.

What Type Of Oil Is Used?

The oil that should be used for Blackstone Grills cannot contain water, as this can create dangerous steam explosions during use. It also cannot have flavorings added because the flavors will transfer to the food.

Any oil that can be used for deep frying is great for a Blackstone Grill, including peanut, corn and soybean oils. Canola oil works well too. All of these oils have high enough burning points to cook on a Blackstone Grill.

Blackstone Grills are designed for use with any type of food that can be deep fried. Meats, seafood and vegetables are all popular foods cooked on a Blackstone Grill. Desserts such as doughnuts and funnel cakes can also be cooked on a Blackstone Grill. The grill’s flat top makes it ideal for cooking pancakes and French toast too.

Blackstone Grills help promote healthier cooking by not having to use as much oil during cooking. They also cook food more quickly than deep-fat frying because of how hot they get.

What Is The Difference Between A Blackstone Grill And A Dump Station?

The only difference between the two is that a Blackstone Grill has permanently attached legs and a solid top, while a dump station (or “dumping station”) has collapsible legs and an open top. Both devices can be used for grilling and frying, but there are certain foods that work better on each grill type.

For example, foods with batter should be cooked on a dumping station because the batter may fall through the grate on a blackstone grill. Foods such as burgers or bratwursts may be better on a Blackstone grill because their smaller size can be easier to fit on the grate.

Can You Use Steel Wool To Clean Off A Blackstone Griddle?

Yes, but it’s not the best option. The steel wool will leave small scratches in the griddle, so if you care for this item properly, you’ll need to remove the scratches before you resell or use your griddle. If you take care of your griddle now, you can prevent having to pay for repairs later on.

What Tools Are Best To Use To Clean Off A Blackstone Griddle?

You can use steel wool or sandpaper, but these will also leave scratches on the surface. A better option is to use scouring pads. If you’re concerned with scratching this heavy-duty appliance, you may want to consider using gloves while cleaning with the scouring pad. These items are typically made of plastic, so they won’t cause any damage during normal usage. Otherwise, it’s best not to touch the griddle at all while it’s hot.

Is There Anything I Shouldn’t Do When I Clean My Blackstone Grill?

One thing you should never do is to use an oven cleaner. These cleaners are extremely caustic, so using them on your griddle can cause dangerous fumes and damage the surface of your appliance. If you want shiny grills without too much effort, simply wipe the grill down with industrial-strength cleaner after each use.

What Other Items Should I Know Before I Clean My Blackstone Grill?

Aside from steel wool or scouring pads, some people also like to use coarse salt when cleaning their griddles. Just be sure that whatever item you choose will not scratch the metal in any way! Coarse salt has a grainy texture that will remove most grease without damage. Salt can even double as a way of keeping the griddle seasoned, which helps to prevent rust. You can also use aluminum foil if you need to clean some tight corners.

How Long Should I Allow My Blackstone Grill To Cool Before I Begin Cleaning?

It’s best to let your grill cool completely (usually about an hour) before you attempt any type of cleaning. While it may be tempting to start scrubbing away while everything is still hot and greasy, don’t do this! A hot slab of metal plus a corrosive cleaner is not a good combination and could cause damage to your appliance that will require repairs. Once the surface has cooled down, then go ahead and wipe it down with the appropriate cleaner.

If My Grill Is Really Dirty, Should I Use A Stronger Cleaner?

If you truly can’t remove all of the grease and food debris with the above methods, then it’s safe to use an industrial-strength cleaner such as an oven cleaner or Goo Gone. Before using any harsher items, however, make sure you test them out on a small area first! Avoid spraying these chemicals onto stainless steel and aluminum surfaces because they can cause discoloration or corrosion that will ultimately damage your appliance beyond repair. Once you’ve used your preferred method to successfully clean off most of the mess, follow up with soap and water to ensure it’s free from all traces of residue before you chill out to a tasty meal.

When Should I Season My New Blackstone Grill?

It’s very important that you season your brand-new steel grate as soon as you get it! Even if the box says that it has been pre-seasoned, keep in mind that this type of seasoning is just meant to prevent rust and ensure a long product life. It’s similar to how cast iron skillets need to be “broken in” with oil and heat before they can reach their full potential and create amazing meals. Once your grate is seasoned, we recommend letting it cool completely before wiping down any excess oil or residue with warm water and soap.

Why Should I Use Vegetable Oil Instead Of Cooking Spray When I Season My New Blackstone Grill?

Cooking sprays may contain chemicals that could be harming your health. When you sear meat, poultry, or other food on your Blackstone griddle, you’re not just searing the outside to seal in moisture. You’re also caramelizing its natural sugars so it tastes much better! So if you spray cooking oil onto your hot grate before adding food to the surface, then the heat will cause those fat molecules to break down and start releasing smoke that can taint your food with an undesirable smell and flavor. The best way to prevent this is by choosing a healthier option that uses cooking oils instead of aerosol sprays.

Can I Use My Grill Indoors? If So, What Precautions Should I Take?

It’s definitely possible to use this versatile appliance indoors but you’ll need to make sure your cooking area has proper ventilation. This means you should never use it in the garage, basement, or any other part of your home without an open window or fan to keep air flowing throughout. If this is not possible, then avoid cooking anything that produces smoke or fumes because it could accumulate inside and become dangerous for people to breathe!

What Are Some Tips For Using My Grill At A Tailgate Party?

There are plenty of great recipes that will be perfect for taking along on any tailgating expedition. You can cook burgers, brats, hot dogs, or whatever else you typically eat while sporting your favorite team’s colors. Just remember to bring along aluminum foil so you can cover your griddle and keep your food warm until it’s time to eat. Some other great ideas include preparing a side recipe that can be eaten cold, such as potato salad or pasta salad, so you won’t have to worry about keeping it hot while enjoying all of the fun outdoors!

How Do I Clean My Blackstone Grill Grate After Cooking Something With A Lot Of Sugar?

In order to avoid discoloration or corrosion from harsh cleaning chemicals, we recommend using a natural alternative. Pour 1/2-1 cup of raw rice onto your blackened grate and cover it with foil before turning on the unit for 3-5 minutes on high. This will help loosen up anything stuck on the grate and make it much easier to clean when you wipe everything down. Then use a natural scrub brush or sponge with warm water and mild dish soap, scrubbing until no more residue remains on the surface of your grate. Finally, rinse everything off with clean water before storing your barbecue griddle.

Can I Lock My Griddle Into Place Vertically?

It may be tempting to store your grill vertically because it will help save space in your garage, basement, or home. However, this type of cooking configuration isn’t meant to be used for extended periods of time because the temperature can vary too much on the upper and lower level surfaces. So if you do decide to use this method for storage, don’t keep your food on the grill for more than a few minutes at a time. This should be safe enough to prevent any safety hazards while also keeping your Blackstone griddle in great condition.

Does Blackstone Grill Work Better Than A Dump Station?

The Blackstone Grill has a flat cooking surface with a grate on top, while a dumping station has an open top and collapsible legs. The Blackstone grill is designed specifically for use with foods that would typically be deep-fried, such as meats or doughnuts. Dumping stations may also be used to cook these items, but they aren’t designed for them in particular. They work better for smaller food items such as vegetables or pancakes/French toast.

 

Conclusion 

With a little time and effort, you can clean your Blackstone Grill so it looks like new. The most important thing to remember is that the grill must be cool before cleaning begins. Don’t forget to remove all of the dirt with a wire brush or stiff-bristled brush after every use. When you are ready for deep cleaning, scrub with soap and water then rinse thoroughly. You may also need to remove any bits of food debris from inside the grates with an old toothbrush soaked in baking soda paste if necessary. Once everything dries completely, oil lightly using vegetable oil on a paper towel which will help prevent rusting when not in use until next season!

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