How to Maintain and Clean your Cooking Grid

Cooking Grid General Maintenance:

Cooking grids, when properly maintained, should last for many years. It’s a quick job to maintain it, and should be part of your normal grilling routine.

Ultra-Fast Grid Maintenance Routine:

  1. Preheat gas grill on high for 10 minutes before each use
  2. Scrub with a brass bristle brush
  3. Carefully wipe grids with a paper towel before use

Cooking Grid Cleaning

  • Remove and inspect the cooking grid(s)
    - Most grills have either chrome or porcelain coated cooking grids
  • If the chrome grid is not excessively rusted, soak in a hot soapy water solution to loosen the accumulated grease
  • Scrub with a steel wool pad or a stiff nylon pad

  • Rinse thoroughly and lightly coat with cooking oil before use
    - Porcelain grids may be cleaned in the same manner, special porcelain cleaning brushes are ideal for this job, as they will minimize chipping and other damage

If you find broken welds, cannot adequately remove rust, or have excessively chipped or missing porcelain, you may opt to replace the cooking grid