Cleaning Baked-On Grease From Stainless Steel Grill: What To Do

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cleaning baked on grease from stainless steel grill

Everyone loves grilled food, and they even use the best quality stainless steel grills. However, these grills are a pain to clean. This is because when you cook on these grills, the phenomenon of baked-on grease is common, but it can be challenging to clean. Also, let us clear the misconception that this grease adds flavors to the food (it doesn’t) because it’s dirty and tastes like acrid. So, if you want to get the baked-on grease cleaned from the stainless steel grill, we are sharing the information with you!

What Not To Do While Cleaning Baked-On Grease From Stainless Steel Grill?

Before we share the instructions with you, let us tell you some things that you shouldn’t do while cleaning the stainless steel grill. So, let’s have a look!

  • Make sure that you don’t use a bleach cleaner to clean your stainless steel grill. This is because bleach has sodium hypochlorite as an active ingredient, which can pit the material and doesn’t clean off the grease
  • Never opt for sodium hydroxide and lye because they can pit the stainless steel grill and has a toxic nature. For this reason, you shouldn’t be using these ingredients

Cleaning The Baked-On Grease

Now that we have shared the don’ts of cleaning the baked-on grease from your stainless steel grill, let’s see the cleaning instructions. For this purpose, you have to gather a metal scraper, high-quality grill cleaner, container for fitting the grates, sponge or paper towels, baking soda, vinegar, and aluminum foil. Once you have these ingredients, it’s all about scraping, soaking, scrubbing, and rinsing. Now, let’s check out the cleaning methods;

Method One

The first method is all about wrapping the grill grates with high-quality aluminum foil and closing down the lid and making sure the grill is switched on at the highest temperature for up to ten minutes. As a result, the grease and food will stick on the grate, and they will be burnt off. Then, you can switch off the grill and take out the foil and clear it up with a scraper, and all the carbon will be cleaned. Lastly, just hose off the remaining residue and debris, and everything will be cleaned to perfection.

Method Two

With this method, you can soak the grill’s grates to loosen up the grease. For this purpose, you have to fill up the tub with hot water and add half a cup of detergent (make sure the grills are properly covered in this mixture). After this, stir up a mixture of ¼ cup baking soda and wait for the water to become foamy. When you add baking soda, let the grates sit for over two years and scrub off everything afterward. For rubbing off the grease and food particles, you can use a synthetic scrubbing part because steel pads can break off the grates’ chunks. Lastly, just rinse up the grills, and you can start grilling again!

To summarize, the stainless steel grills are durable and can manage intense heat, and it’s resistant to corrosion and rust. All in all, they are easy to clean and maintain!

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