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How To Clean a Weber Grill [Charcoal & Gas]

How To Clean a Weber Grill [Charcoal & Gas]

Whether it is BBQ salmon or BBQ hamburgers, grilling food is the perfect way to jazz u your summer parties.

One of the most popular grills for grilling outdoors is the Weber brand.

Weber grills are a top-quality investment. Therefore, you must know how to clean your Weber grill to protect your investment and keep it in working order.

How To Clean a Weber Grill

Knowing how to clean your weber grill is important to maintain it.

However, before we discuss how to clean Weber charcoal and gas grills, let’s discuss how to clean Weber grill’s cooking grates.

How To Clean Weber Grill Grates

Set your Weber grill to 550 °F or to the highest temperature the grill will go to. 

The grill’s temperature needs to be hot enough to burn off any caked-on residue. 

Once you turn on your grill, do not walk away from it.

Use a long steel-bristled grill brush to scrub your grill’s grates. Use long vertical motions.

Additionally, start at one end of the grill and work your way to the other side of the grill to ensure you remove all of the caked-on food.

Watch out for ash as you are scrubbing the grill grates.

You do not want ash getting in your eyes.

Brush as much of the caked-on food residue off the grill as you can. 

You should always heat your grill and brush off residual food every time you use your Weber grill. 

Next, turn off your Weber grill. Let the grill cool completely until the grill grates are cool to the touch.

It may take some time for the grill grates to cool off. However, do not touch the grill’s grates directly. You could get burned, so wait for the grill’s grates to cool down.

Next, spray the grill cooking grates with Weber’s cleaning solution.

This solution is specifically designed by Weber to cut through the grime and grease that get stuck on the grill’s cooking grates.

It’s best to drench the grates in the cleaning solution.

The Weber cleaning solution needs time to do its job. Luckily, you only have you wait for 1 minute for Weber’s solution to work.

Scrub the grates with a steel-bristled grill brush.

Remember to start at one end and work your way down to ensure you scrub off all of the gunk. 

Dunk a clean kitchen towel in cold water, wring it out, and wipe down the grates.

Alternatively, you can use damp paper towels to wipe the grates down and remove the cleaning solution.

Repeat the entire process until the grill’s grates are free of grime and gunk.

If you do not have Weber cleaning spray, soak the grill’s cooking grates in hot water. 

Use mild soap and an abrasive pad to clean the grill’s grates.

Rinse the grill’s grates and dry them off with paper towels. Let the grill’s cooking grates air-dry.

How To Clean a Weber Charcoal Grill

Let the Weber grill’s grates cool completely. Wipe the grill’s interior lid with paper towels.

 Even though most Weber charcoal grill’s interior has a porcelain finish, debris could occasionally stick to the lid. So, it must be wiped down.

Next, clean the grill’s interior bowl. Use a 1-touch cleaning system to remove ashes that have settled at the bottom of the bowl.

Remove the residual ash by using a steel wood pad and dish soap. Wipe the inner bowl with damp paper towels to remove the excess dish soap.

Next, clean the grill’s cooking grate using the instructions above.

Once the charcoal grill is cool to the touch, wipe the bowl and lid. You can use glass cleaner or mild dish soap.

Lastly, clean the ash catcher. Residue or even lighter fluid can get stuck in the catcher, so always clean it. Assemble your grill, and it’s ready to go.

How To Clean a Weber Gas Grill

Cleaning a weber glass grill is similar to cleaning a charcoal grill.

Using a wire brush, remove any grease or smoke debris that may have accumulated on the grill’s interior lid.

The smoke and grease deposits can end up in your food, making it look unappealing.

Next, clean the grill’s grates using the instructions mentioned above.

Once the gas grill has cooled down completely, and you have cleaned the grill’s grates move on to the next step.

Remove the flavorizer bars. Once the bars have been removed, it will reveal the burner tube.

Run a grill brush perpendicular to the burner tube. Do not use vertical motions. It will move debris from one hole to the other hole.

Remove the deflectors from the grill and wash them along with the flavorizer bars in hot soapy water.

Using a scraper, scraper away as much of the excess grease from the bottom tray.

Remove the bottom tray from underneath the grill and use a plastic scraper to the gunk from the tray. Wash the bottom tray and bottom tray with soapy water.

Add a new grease pan to the grill. If your Weber gas grill has a warming rack, wash it in warm water. Be gentle, do not scratch the warming rack.

Wash the grill’s exterior with hot soapy water. Wipe the grill’s exterior with paper towels or a rag.

If your grill is designed with a stainless-steel portion, it may be best to use stainless steel cleaner.

Remove the knob that’s located from the front of the grill.

Spray the knob with simple green cleaner. Wipe the knobs with paper towels and place the knob back onto the grill.

Do not use abrasive cleaners to clean your grill. Use mild soaps or cleaning solutions specifically designed to clean Weber grills. 

Abrasive cleaners can damage the grill’s exterior coating.

Reassemble the Weber gas grills.

Final Thoughts

Weber grills are some of the best grills on the planet. However, like any grill, Weber grills can get dirty over time.

Luckily you know how to clean your Weber grill, so you can clean your grill the right way and grill up foods for many years to come.

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