If you don’t want to spend hours scrubbing and scrubbing your Weber grill to get the surface clean, then read this blog post. It will give you some ideas about how to make it easier for yourself.
If you’re like most people, when it comes time to clean your grill, whether a gas or charcoal model, there’s one thing that always seems so daunting: The outside of the grill! So many people just avoid cleaning the outside of their grills because they dread having to deal with all those grease splatters and stubborn stains.
But sometimes these things can be left on too long and turn into rust, which is even more difficult than ever before trying to remove them from metal surfaces. And if that wasn’t reason enough to clean the outside of your grill, they can eventually start to attract dirt and grime that will make it look like even more of a mess.
But with so many scrubbing and washing products available in shops and online, which one should you use? Well, we’ve put together a list of all the best ways for how to clean the outside of your Weber grill.
We’re going to go over how to use baking soda, lemon juice, and dish soap as well as a few other household items that you might not have considered before. You’ll be surprised by how much easier it can make cleaning grill grates, porcelain enamel exterior, and stainless steel surfaces!
1. What can I use to clean the outside of my Weber grill?
Before we get into the actual solutions, let’s take a look at what you should avoid when it comes time to clean your grill. The first thing that might not be a surprise is metal scouring pads!
They might seem like a great idea because of how effective they are for scrubbing but unfortunately, they can scratch off any protective coatings on the outside of your grill. That means they can ruin what’s underneath like ceramic or porcelain enamel and make it unsafe to cook on.
Another thing you should avoid is harsh abrasive cleaners like oven cleaners. These are always really strong chemicals that can leave behind lasting damage, no matter how much rinse water you use. It’s better to save these for your oven or other areas that can’t be damaged.
After that, it will be time to choose which cleaning solution you want to use. As we mentioned earlier, there are a lot of different ingredients you can try out but remember that it will depend on both the type and color of your grill as well as what’s the easiest thing to get your hands on.
If you’re looking for a general all-purpose cleaner that can be used on stainless steel, chrome, brass, and aluminum surfaces, then dish soap is a great option. Just mix it with water in a spray bottle and use a soft cloth to wipe away any dirt or grease.
2. How to clean the exterior with baking soda?
Another common all-purpose cleaner is baking soda. You can make a paste by mixing it with water or lemon juice and use this to scrub away any stubborn stains!
However, keep in mind that this option is only good for stainless steel grills that aren’t black. Baking soda will work just fine on other types of stainless steel but it can leave black grill grates with a white residue.
3. How to clean the exterior with lemon juice?
Lemon juice is another natural option that can be used on stainless steel surfaces as well as porcelain enamel. Just mix it with some water in a spray bottle and use it to scrub away any dirt or grease.
4. How to use dish soap to clean the grill?
As we mentioned earlier, dish soap is a great all-purpose cleaner for most surfaces. Just mix it with water in a spray bottle and use it to scrub away any dirt or grease. If your Weber grill has a porcelain enamel exterior, then make sure to avoid using too much pressure when cleaning or you might end up damaging the finish.
5. How to clean stainless steel surfaces with vinegar and water?
If your Weber grill has stainless steel surfaces, then you can use vinegar and water to clean them. Just mix the two ingredients in a spray bottle and use it to scrub away any dirt or grease.
6. Why you should avoid using oven cleaner on your grill, even if it says “grill safe” on the label!
As we mentioned earlier, it’s best to avoid using oven cleaner or similarly harsh chemicals on your grill. While you might read something about them being safe for stainless steel surfaces, this doesn’t apply if you want to use cleaners with high levels of acidity.
These are especially dangerous when they’re exposed to high heat which is why they should be used sparingly on the inside of your oven or stovetop. Oven cleaner can leave behind lasting damage, stains, and other problems that will make it unsafe to cook on.
Now that you know some of the best ways to clean your grill, it’s time to get started! Just make sure to avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive materials and you’ll be good to go. Happy grilling!