Cleaning Your Grill For the Summer

Your grill is only as good as the parts that make it up. With Wolf BBQ grills, for instance, of course you can count on quality construction and impeccable performance. However, over time and with wear, parts will need to be replaced. We recommend that you contact your service provider to ensure a professional fix.

Here we’ve provided some easy steps to cleaning your grill appliance. It’s best to give your grill a thorough cleaning at least once a year to minimize the need for repair or appliance service. If you cook year round, we suggest twice a year to keep it in tip top shape.

  • Remove the cooking grates and clean them on both sides. We recommend soaking them in hot, soapy water. You can also combine one part distilled white vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle, and then coat the interior of the grill. Close the grill lid and allow it to stand for one hour. Then, wipe clean with a wet cloth. You’ll be amazed at how easy the burnt particles wipe away.
  • Clean off the metal barriers above the burners and below grates or remove them and soak as well. Clean the grate with a sponge and mild dishwashing soap, or try an oven or grill cleaner, following manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Note: Use oven cleaner only on the grate because it can damage painted surfaces.
  • Brush out the inside of the grill into the drip pan. Clean out or replace the grease drip pan.
  • With everything out, fire up the grill just long enough to look at how the flame is coming from the burners. If flames are uneven, clean out the burner by removing them and using a pipe cleaner or small wire brush through the holes along the side.
  • While the grates and barrier are soaking, close up the grill and wash the outside like you would your car. To remove rust, use a fine steel-wool pad to gently rub spots. Spray area with paint made for grills.
  • Put everything back in and fire up the grill, letting it heat for about 10 minutes or until there is no smoke coming out of the grill.
  • Now that you’re working with a freshly cleaned grill, after your next usage, don’t forget to turn up the heat to burn off all the drippings and grease. Brush cooking grates to remove residue, and you’ll be ready for the next grilling session.
  • Last of all, always cover your grill as soon as it has cooled down.