How to Clean your Grill for Safe and Savory Grilling

Few things compare to the sizzle and aroma of a perfectly grilled steak. But to ensure your steaks are always mouthwatering, it’s essential to keep your grill clean and well-maintained. Not only does regular cleaning enhance the flavor of your beef, but it also promotes food safety and extends the lifespan of your grill. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to safely clean your grill, so you can continue to enjoy unforgettable grilling experiences.

Tools of the trade:

  • A sharp knife
  • A yellow onion, cut in half
  • Aluminum foil, rolled into a ball
  • Tongs

Safety note: We don’t recommend cleaning your grill with a grill brush, unless it’s brand new, because the bristles from a worn brush can get on the grill grates and end up in your food. Unfortunately, this could end up with an unpleasant eating experience or a trip to the ER.

Here’s an example of a worn grill brush:

Step 1: To begin cleaning your grill, heat your grill to 400°F.

Step 2: Once, the grates are nice and hot, take your foil ball and scrape the grates to pick up any large debris.

Step 3: Next, take an onion half and scrape the grill grates to remove any small debris that the foil ball didn’t pick up.

Step 4: Now, your grates are nice and clean and ready for grilling! Fire up the grill and make some delicious steaks to celebrate. For more cooking inspiration, check out our grilling recipes for delicious and beefy recipes to savor.