The gas grill is one of the most expensive investments you'll ever make in your life. Keeping it in pristine condition is essential to maintain its longevity and keep it operating at optimal levels. This article will show how to clean the interior of your gas grill, which you should do regularly for best performance!

Why You Should Clean Your Gas Grill

Cleaning Your Gas Grill Interior

To keep your grill working at peak efficiency, you must clean the interior, so food residue doesn't coat the inside. Regularly cleaning does more than making your home smell better - it helps remove old oils and grease from cooking before they have a chance to thicken and build up. If left unchecked, this accumulation may cause future problems such as stuck-on leftover or even bad-tasting food.

How to Clean the Interior of Your Grill

Grill Grates

The grill grates must be cleaned after every usage to avoid grease and food buildup, prevent corrosion and maintain the flavor of your meals. It's easier to clean the grates while they're still warm using a solid steel brush to scrape off fat and debris.

If staining and buildup continue, a paste of baking soda and water may help. To prepare a paste, use 50/50 baking soda and warm water to make it. Wipe the removed grill grates with a garden hose after allowing it to sit for at least 20 minutes. Place the pasted grates in a large trash bag and leave them overnight for more thorough cleaning.


The barrier, often known as "a radiant," helps protect the burners from food and grease droppings. Clean ceramic briquette barriers by flipping them over, so the messy side faces the burners. For 15 minutes, light the burners, close the lid, put the flame on high, then turn off the gas. Allow for 15 minutes for all of this to cool down before scrubbing them with a brass-bristle brush (not metal; metal can scratch them) or wadded up aluminum foil. Cleaning metal barriers with soap water tends to extend their lifespan.

Cleaning Your Gas Grill Interior

Burner Assembly

Regularly inspect and clean your burner of food and grease droppings to avoid issues. Remove the entire unit and clean all components with a soft cloth and soapy water. If burner ports appear clogged, use a toothpick or drill bit to open up the burner ports.

The Inside

Grease droppings gather on the grill's sides and bottom, causing corrosion, toxins, and even fire risks. Clean the inside of the grill with a stainless steel cleaner or soapy water and a soft cloth. Use a plastic putty knife to help scrape away stubborn buildups and debris. Avoid polishes or protectants since they leave a film and color the intense heat metals.

Tips for Keeping Your Gas Grill in Good Condition

  • Clean the grill grates before and after each use.
  • Clean the interior of your grill every few months, including the barriers/radiants, burner assembly, and bottom.
  • Scrub off any food or grease buildup with a brush or soapy water.
  • Keep an eye on the condition of your grill and address any problems (burners clogged, etc.) as soon as possible.
  • Keep your grill covered when not in use.
Cleaning Your Gas Grill Interior

By following these simple tips, you can keep your gas grill running in tiptop condition for years to come - and avoid those pesky buildups that can lead to bad taste and odor!​

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December 20, 2021 — Jason Klein