Napoleon Grills Cleaning
Now that the children have returned to school and the summer is winding down…
..it’s time to do napoleon grills cleaning activity. Whether you intend to store your grill (even your hybrid grills) for the winter or leave it operational throughout the winter, it is always a good idea to give your grill a thorough cleaning a couple of times per season. What you need to know is as follows. In here, we also have an article about best napoleon grills on amazon that you might want to see.
The Instruments We Used
You can use whatever equipment you have on hand; this is just a brief list of the tools we used to do a spring tune-up on our demo Napoleon BBQ.
- Heavy-duty degreaser – dish soap will suffice in a pinch; however, you will require a bit more elbow grease.
- Several buckets of warm water
- A roll of paper towels (microfiber cloths would also be excellent!)
- Brush with stiff bristles
How To Do Napoleon Grills Cleaning
The First Step: Cooking Grills
The interior of your grill will exhibit the greatest wear (and filth), so it’s best to start with the most visible section. It’s acceptable for your cooking grills to have some grease on them; this helps maintain them seasoned and contributes to their nonstick quality. Simply brush them with a stiff-bristled brush and set them aside.
Second Step: Sear Plates
Sear plates, heat deflectors, and flavor waves are all examples of this. These small plates are known by a variety of names (Napoleon refers to them as sear plates), but they all serve the same purpose: to keep grease off the burners. This helps prevent flare-ups and protects your burners from grease fires.
These guys will require cleaning and may be among the dirtiest components on your grill. They are made of stainless steel (or porcelain-coated steel) and are very easy to clean. Spray them with your degreaser and let them to air dry. Following that, wipe them down with a microfiber towel and warm water. They do not have to be pristine; the goal is to remove the majority of the grease.
On cooking grills and sear plates, the most critical item to look for are indicators of wear, such as rust. When bits begin to fall off the sear plates, it’s time to replace them. Do napoelon grills rust? No. Cooking grills made of stainless steel will not rust, while cast iron grills will. If you notice rust on your cooking grills, you can attempt to lightly scrub it off and re-season them, but if the rust will not come off, you may be better off replacing them.
Third Step: Burners
The burners are yet another critical component of your barbecue. Without clean, functional burners, you’d either have no flame at all or far too much!
Make fast strokes along the sides of the burners with the ports using that stiff-bristled brush. This should dislodge the majority of the carbon clogging the burners. If anything remains after that, poke a metal paperclip through each of the holes. Use a metal toothpick instead of a wooden toothpick! It may become stuck in the ports, leaving you with an even greater mess.
Fourth Step: The Cook’s Box
The cook box serves as the container for all of these components. It secures the barbeque and prevents it from dropping a mess on your deck while you cook.
There are two methods for cleaning this section. You may physically scoop out all the carbon and other debris from the bottom, or you can simply grab your Shop-Vac and suck it all up. Obviously, the latter will do the job quickly, but not everyone has a Shop-Vac lying around the house.
Remove as much build-up as possible from the bottom. Bear in mind that you will not be able to get your grill as clean as the day you took it home. You are not permitted to! Barbecues require seasoning and are deserving of affection — a well-loved barbecue will never appear brand new.
Step Five: Reassembling Everything
That’s it; you’re finished with the grill’s interior! Restore everything to its original state and you’re ready to move on to the outside!
Sixth Step: Grease Tray
If you recall nothing else from this, remember to always clean your grease tray. This is the point at which grease fires begin, and it is invariably the point at which people forget.
Your grease tray is composed of two components: the tray that funnels everything and the cup that collects it all. Both should be cleaned on a regular basis, although it depends on how frequently you use your grill and what you’re cooking.
To begin, empty the cup. Generally, you can find it by opening the cart’s doors and peering into the back. Fortunately, the majority of these grease cups are now simply little foil pans mounted on a steel holder. You can either rinse the foil pan and re-use it if it is still in good condition, or discard it and replace it with a new one.
Typically, the grease tray is accessed via the cart and slides out the front or back of the grill. Slide it out and use your microfiber cloth to carefully scrape off anything stuck within. Spray some degreaser on it, let it to soak for a few minutes, and then wipe it down with your cloth and warm water. Again, it does not have to be perfect; all that matters is that it is secure.
Seventh Step: Polish it!
That is all! You’ve taken care of all the difficult portions. All that remains is to grab a microfiber cloth – it’s preferable to use a new one for this purpose – and wipe off everything. Once you’ve removed all of the winter dust, you’re finished!
Bear in mind that it will never appear brand new – and it should not! Your beautiful, dazzling BBQ is not getting enough usage in your garden! As long as everything is clean and dust-free, you can resume grilling!
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