Let’s learn how to make a Homemade Gas Grill Cleaner with ingredients around your home such as baking soda, vinegar and essential oils.
How to Make a Homemade Gas Grill Cleaner Video
Gas Grills are a great addition to any outdoor space. People love to hang out outdoors and eating grilled food. I love to grill outside when the weather is nice but because I use my gas grill a lot in the summer it always needs a good cleaning. Not only will a well maintain grill last for years but, it will cook food evenly.
Keeping your gas grill in good condition is very simple but, with a routine you can keep it looking new and working efficiently. The more your grill grates are season the better grilling will become and taste better. With regular maintenance and care you should have a nice, seasoned grill and it will expand it life.
Preheat your grill with all burners on high. Let the grill warm up for about five to ten minutes. Put on a good pair of gloves and scrub the hot grates of the grill with a grill brush.
After you are done grilling, close the lid and leave on for additional ten minutes to burn off the food. Again, scrub your grates with your grill brush.
Daily Care for your Outdoor Grill
First, make sure your grill is on a level surface and away from you home, garage and outbuildings.
Keep small children and pets away from your grill when hot.
Second, oil your grates before grilling to prevent food from sticking. Wear oven mitts or gloves when grilling to protect your hands.
Third, after grilling your food clean your grill with a brush for remove any stuck-on food.
Fourth, make sure your burner holes are not blocked with food debris because it will cause your food to cook uneven. Clean with a small brush and a bit of vinegar.
Always shut off your gas valve when cleaning your gas grill. Also, turn off after grilling food. I like to turn off my propane between grilling for extra protection and to eliminate any waste.
Fifth, disconnect your gas tank when you are not using if it is off season. Never store your tanks inside your home.
Ingredients to Make Homemade Gas Grill Cleaner
Essential Oils, a few of my favorites to clean with are lemon, grapefruit and tea tree oil. Grapefruit and Tea Tree Oil are great at removing mold/mildew. Tea Tree is antimicrobial, which basically means killing germs. Lemon oil is great in cleaning dirt, grime and detoxification of the home. Also, did I mention all these oil smell amazing. You can use any combination of these oils to make your homemade gas grill cleaner but, I like to use Lemon and Tea Tree Essential Oil.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is a great oil because it is anti-everything!
This Essential Oil is anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. Tea Tree Essential will clean and disinfect anything including your gas grill.
Lemon Essential Oil smells refreshing and awesome for cleansing the home. For Degreasing and Disinfecting Lemon Essential Oil, I grab often. Not only does lemon essential oil smell amazing but, it will degrease your gas grill and keep it looking fantastic.
Vinegar is safe natural and non-toxic. It works as a deodorizer, stain remover and kills germs. Cutting Grease, naturally acidic, vinegar is a great household staple
Baking Soda is great on cleaning caked on messes on pots/pans stoves, microwave, soap scum and unclogging drains including gas grill grates. Baking soda is safe, deodorize, and neutralize and great for the environment. If you need a scrubbing agent baking soda wont scratch surface. Baking soda will break down grease and eliminate residue.
Homemade Gas Grill Cleaner Solution
Every outdoor space needs a grill for some outdoor cooking. Your gas grill needs to be in “tip top shape” a good cleaning takes a little bit of time with simple ingredients and “elbow grease”!
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 3 tablespoons for dish soap
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
- 5 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 1 cup of distilled white vinegar
First, in a bowl combine baking soda, dish soap, lemon, tea tree essential oil and distilled white vinegar. Give all your ingredients a good mix; it will be a smooth paste.
Next, rinse your gas grill with water. Take a brush and brush on the grill cleaner solution all over your gas grill grates, burners and exterior. Close the lid and let your homemade gas grill solution sit for one hour.
Now, rinse your gas grill with clear water and use the brush to remove residue and grime. Make sure your burners are free of debris and the cleaner to ensure proper cooking while in use.
Finally, take a dry towel and buff all areas of the grill with a bit of vinegar.
Favorite Grilling Tools
Basting Brush that are nice to use and are silicone they are great for spreading sauces and Mirandes
Large Spatula is an essential for flipping anything on the grill including burgers, mushrooms and potatoes.
Large and Long Tongs should have a long handle to making flipping and turning easier.
Wire Brush for Cleaning your Grill should be sturdy and strong. A wire grill brush is used to clean the grill between use.
Barbecue Mitts should be heat resistance and long enough to protect hands and lower parts of the arms.
Digital Thermometer is nice to have to check for the internal temperature of your grilled meats. There are many meat thermomotors to choose from but, I love a digital one for the most accurate in reading temperature.
Skewers for making kababs can be either metal or wood. I prefer using metal for grilling because it eliminates the soaking. I use skewers to string meat and veggies for a perfect dinner.