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Essential Mid-Summer Grill Maintenance Tips

Summer is in full swing, and that means it's time for backyard barbecues and lots of grill usage. With all the grilling happening, it's important to keep your grill clean and in fighting condition. Regular grill maintenance is key to ensuring your grill performs optimally and lasts for years to come.

Clean Grates and Burners

Regularly cleaning your grill grates and burners is essential for optimal performance. Cleaning your grill while it is still slightly warm will make cleaning easier. Use a sturdy grill brush like our 3-in-1 Grill Brush to scrub grates thoroughly, removing any stuck-on food particles. For stubborn grease and grime, you can use a grill cleaner or mixture of baking soda and water. If you used any water on your grates or grill, be sure to let them dry completely, and lightly coat them with your preferred seasoning oil before placing them back on the grill.

Using the red brush side of the Char-Griller 3-in-1 brush to clean grill grates

Inspect and Clean the Interior

Besides just the grates, the interior of your Char-Griller also requires attention. Make sure there is no coals or ash in your grill or on the Easy Dump Ash Pan and be sure to dispose of the ash properly. Clean the interior of the grill to remove any extra debris or grease build up. Pay special attention to any accumulated grease as it can lead to flare-ups and uneven cooking.

Susie from Hey Grill Hey empties the ash tray from a Char-Griller grill into a metal bucket

Deep Clean the Exterior

Maintaining the exterior of your Char-Griller not only keeps it looking good, but it also helps prevent rust and corrosion. You can use a grill cleaner and soft sponge or cloth to wipe down the exterior surfaces, including the hood and side shelves. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scouring pads that can damage the grill's finish. Next, coat the exterior of your grill in your preferred oil. You can even use a spray oil to make it easier. This will help season to exterior of your grill and prevent rust. To ensure smooth operation and prevent rust, be sure to season any moving parts on your grill, such as hinges, handles, and wheel axles. Wipe off excess oil to prevent attracting dirt and debris.


Store Your Grill Properly

When summer comes to an end, proper grill storage is important to prolonging the life of your grill. If possible, store your Char-Griller in a dry, covered area to protect it from the elements. If outdoor storage is your only option, be sure to invest in a Char-Griller Cover designed for your Char-Griller model. Before storing, ensure the grill is thoroughly cleaned and dry to prevent rust and mold growth.

Regular grill maintenance for your Char-Griller is essential for optimal performance and longevity. By following these tips, you can keep your grill clean, efficient, and safe throughout the seasons.

Susie from Hey Grill Hey installs a cover over a grill