To ensure the longevity of your commercial grill, it is important to know how to properly clean it. There are many methods, including the use of pumice stone and baking bricks. But these methods can take time and won’t always completely remove the buildup. You also need to be careful when using them as they can cause burns or metal debris. Therefore, we recommend that you use water at room temperature to clean the grill.
The first step in cleaning the grill is to remove the food before cleaning. Food on the grill may taste bad or have residue on it. If you suspect a build-up of residue, you may want to use a food-safe cleaner. Onions are great for cleaning because they have a natural pungency that absorbs drips and debris. After that you can discard them.
After cleaning the grate with a non-abrasive cleaner, you can apply a light coat of cooking oil to the surface. Use this to prevent the board from rusting. If possible, clean the grill regularly. If you use the grate regularly, you should do a deep cleaning once a week.
The next step is to wipe the surface of the grill with paper towels or a cloth. Be sure to clean the side walls as well as the trough area. This will distribute the remaining fat and season the flat top.