One of the difficult parts of owning a Weber grill is cleaning it. So, in this guide, you will learn how to clean a Weber grill.
Cleaning a Weber grill entails cleaning the interior lid, the exterior lid, the inside of the bowl, the grill grates, and also the ash catcher.
Below, in this guide, you will learn how to clean a Weber grill. Not only how to clean it, but also how to do it properly and perfectly.
How to Clean a Weber Grill
If you intend to enliven your summer parties, grilling food is the best way to do so, whether it is BBQ salmon or BBQ hamburgers.
When talking about grilling outdoors, one of the most popular brands is the Weber brand. Weber grills are a first-rate investment.
To protect your investment and keep it operational, you will need to learn how to clean it. This means that to maintain your Weber grill, it is important to know how to clean it.
In this guide, you will learn how to clean both Weber charcoal and gas grills. We will start with how to clean Weber’s charcoal grill.
Below will be the equipment you need:
- All-purpose dish cloths
- Scouring cloth
- Cleaning gloves
- Bucket of warm soapy water.
- Mild glass cleaner
How to Clean the Exterior of Your Weber Charcoal Grill
- First, you are to put on the cleaning gloves. Then, proceed to wipe down the lid using the all-purpose dishcloth and mild detergent.
- Before you start the cleaning, I would suggest that you ensure that the lid and pot have cooled down.
- When that is done, proceed to rinse with water and then allow it to dry. Get some mild glass cleaner and spray it if you find a buildup.
- Afterward, you are to get a lint-free cloth and use it to wipe it down.
How to Clean Weber’s Charcoal Grill’s Inside Lid Coated Porcelain Enamel
- You will find the inside of the lid to have a paint-like black substance which is also commonly referred to as non-toxic carbon deposits.
- To prevent accumulation, I would suggest that you get rid of it, although it won’t hurt you.
- You will need to begin the process after grilling. Get the paper towels and detergent, and then dilute them with water.
- And, while still warm, use them to wipe the coated porcelain. Then, get a stainless steel brush and use it to brush the paint-like charcoal residue gently.
- Using a home scrubbing pad, you are to scrub with warm soapy water, then proceed to rinse.
How to Clean the Inside of the Bowl of a Weber Grill
- To get rid of any residue in the kettle bowl, I recommend using the One-touch® system. Get some detergent and a scouring scrubber.
- Dilute the detergent with water, then use it to scrub the insides with the help of the scouring scrubber.
- Afterward, rinse with water. You are to clean the ash catcher with the same detergent solution, but this should be done after you’ve emptied the ash catcher.
How to Remove the Ash Catcher of a Weber Grill
- First, pacify your Weber charcoal grill on its back. Then, get a screwdriver and use it to loosen the three locking tabs from the bowl.
- Afterward, you are to remove the ash catcher, then get a dishcloth with mild detergent and clean the ash catcher.
For the Performer series and premium kettle. To remove the ash catcher, you will need to:
- First, hold the ash catcher handle, then turn the ash catcher and support it with your other hand. This is to prevent it from falling off.
- You can now proceed to clean the ash catcher as needed.
How to Clean Weber’s Cooking Grates
- I recommend doing this before you cook.
- First, open all the vents, then warm up your grill. This should be at a high temperature and should go on for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Get a scraper or a crumpled-up piece of foil and use it on the grills. Then, also get a stainless steel bristle brush and use it to scrub the grates.
- Afterward, you can now proceed to rinse with water. Then, finish up.
How to Clean a Weber Gas Grill
- The way you clean a Weber gas grill is similar to that of a Weber charcoal grill.
- You are to get rid of any grease or smoke debris that could have been stuffed on the interior lid of the grill, using a wire brush.
- This is because the smoke and grease accumulated can end up in your food, and this can be quite unpleasant.
- Afterward, you are to clean the grates of the grill with the help of the instructions discussed above.
- After you have cleaned the grill’s grates and you are sure that the gas grill has cooled down completely, you can then proceed to the next step.
- Remove the flavorizer bars. You will get to see the burner tube once you have removed the flavorizer bars.
- Get a grill brush perpendicular and run it to the burner tube. I would suggest you do not use vertical motions.
- This will move debris from one hole to the other hole. Remove the deflectors from the grill, then proceed to wash them with the flavorizer bars using hot soapy water.
- Get a scraper and scrape away as much of the excess grease from the bottom tray as you can with it. Use a plastic scraper to remove the sludge from the tray, but this is only after you have removed the bottom tray from underneath the grill.
- Using soapy water, you are to wash the bottom tray. Afterward, add a new grease pan to the grill.
- You are to wash your warming rack in warm water, but only if your Weber gas grill has a warming rack.
- However, be gentle so as to not scratch the warming rack. Then, using hot soapy water, you will wash the exterior of the grill.
- Then, with either a rag or paper towels, you will wipe the exterior of the grill. I recommend using stainless steel cleaner if your grill is designed with a stainless-steel portion.
- You will also need to remove the knob that can be found in the front of the grill. Use a simple green cleaner to spray the knob.
- Then, also use paper towels to wipe the knob and place the knob back onto the grill. I would strongly advise that you do not use abrasive cleaners to clean your grill.
- Use mild soaps or cleaning solutions that are particularly designed to clean Weber grills. I advise against abrasive cleaners as they can damage the exterior coating of the grill.
- Afterward, you can proceed to reassemble the Weber gas grills.
Conclusion on How to Clean Weber Grill
You might also be wondering why you should clean your Weber grill. Well, some reasons have been discussed above.
And, for more information, cleaning your Weber grill will help reduce the rust’s buildup and also make sure that your food is delicious whenever you use the grill to cook.
I would suggest that you try and scrape the grates after every use. You should also know that each Weber grill requires its own specific care as there are different types of grate on each Weber grill.
With that said, this concludes this guide, as you now have everything you need to know on how to clean a Weber grill.