Do you own a grill? Have the grates seen better days? Is your grill impossible to clean at this point?
If so, don’t fret!
It takes just a few common household ingredients, a bit of patience and a bit of elbow grease and your grill can look like new!
This process is simple, but you will need a few supplies:
- Blue Dawn (I’m sure other varieties of dish soap might work, but Blue Dawn is my go-to cleaning agent, so I buy the BIG bottles!)
- Baking Soda
- Bucket (we have one of these outside. It is SO useful. I use it to bathe our dog too!)
- Brillo Pads
(I recommend doing this process outside as much as possible. These grill grates can get really dirty!)
First off, you want to remove the grates from your grill.
Then you want to get off as much excess dirt as you can easily spray off. You can use a high powered hose for this part. I don’t recommend even attempting to scrub at this point.
Next, fill your large bucket with water and lay your grates in the water. Make sure you have enough water to cover your grates properly.
Now, measure out approximately 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of dish soap and pour it into the water.
I next used the hose to “shoot” some more water in it and stir things up. You might just stir with a long spoon if you aren’t prone to the theatrical (the bubbles the hose created were fun).
Let the grates sit. At LEAST an hour.
Now take your grates out and start scrubbing with your brillo pads! Hopefully the dirt will come off pretty easily, but you will probably have to use some elbow grease!
Now you might be done, or your grates might still look a bit worse for wear. After you get as much of the dirt off as you can, you might want to do another soak. This time you might do it overnight.
When you are finished cleaning your grates, be sure you rinse and dry them well and put them back on your grill.
Now enjoy your “like new” grill!
If you try this, let me know if it worked by commenting below!