What's the best way to clean gas grill grates?

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I always end up scrubbing them after each use - I'm sure someone has an easier method!

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  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 16, 2017
    Try this: Once the grates are cool, make a paste of Cream of Tartar - the dry kind, not what you put on fish - and vinegar - be careful, Cream of Tartar is like powdered sugar, it takes only a small amount of liquid. Put the mixture on the grates, let it sit about a minute and then brush off. Do both sides of the grate. Should work quickly and come very clean for you. Good luck.

  • Michelle Michelle on Dec 17, 2017
    We always use a variation of the burning method (see above). Heat up the grill to very hot get a damp rag and use your grill brush to wipe rag over grates. Between the heat and the steam, it comes out clean. Be careful, the rag gets hot. Also use one that's old as it wI'll not come out clean after washing. We have a couple that we use over and over. We use thinner ol kitchen wash clothes.

  • Liz Daugherty Liz Daugherty on Dec 17, 2017
    We clean ours with oven cleaner. Put in garbage bag, spray and let sit till cleaner show progress. Brush down then place either in the dishwasher or wash in sink with detergent.


  • Sandie Fetty Sandie Fetty on Dec 17, 2017
    Never waste time on scrubbing!!!! Not to mention every time you wash the grates you're scrubbing off the "seasoning" of the grate. When you are planning on grilling, turn on the grill to the highest temp with dirty grates right where they belong, close lid, and leave alone for at least 20 minutes,open grill scrub with a wire grill brush. (grill should still be on) Re-set flame to where you need it for cooking and grill away! When food is done, leave grill on, close lid, and let set for about 10 minutes, scrub and you're ready for the next round of grilling!!!!!

  • TThor TThor on Dec 22, 2017
    Get a pumice stone grill cleaner. Ditch all wire brushes. They will leave wire bristles behind for future ingestion