- A mixture of 50% liquid dish soap and 50% water
- A paint brush or spray bottle to apply the mixture
- All propane cylinder welds, hand wheel, and connections
- Regulator and propane cylinder connection
- Natural Gas Hose and connections
- All hoses and connections between the manifold, side burner and propane cylinder
- Create a mixture of 50% water and 50% liquid dishwashing soap.
- Open the lid
- Ensure all control knobs are in the “OFF”/ closed position
- Open the valve on your propane cylinder 1 turn, or turn the main natural gas valve on.
- Apply the soap water mixture onto all test connections outlined above.
- Check for growing bubbles, which indicates that a leak is present
- If a leak is found, turn OFF the propane valve. Tighten any leaking connection and repeat test until no leaks are detected."
This can also be used on handles and knobs to remove any extra buildup that cannot be taken off with a wire brush.
Aluminum foil can also be used to keep your grill looking nice. Gently rub the aluminum foil on your grill, and you will notice that it removes grim and buildup.
How to clean GRILLGRATES from: grillgrate.com
The source for this is from: grilling.com
The surfaces of GrillGrates are unbelievably easy to clean with a wire brush when hot, but the valleys tend to build up carbon which reduces their efficiency. A long bristle wire brush from the hardware store works well, but the standard wire brushes for grills do not. I’ve had good luck cleaning the valleys with a narrow scraper blade (and heavy glove) when they are hot.