It makes sense that you can easily remove the grills on your gas BBQ grill and pressure wash them, but can you pressure wash the inside of your gas grill?
Yes you can. Here’s what you’ll need:
1. A pressure washer with a medium to high PSI (pounds per square inch
2. A stiff bristled brush or putty knife/scraper.
3. A garden hose.
4. Some dish soap or degreaser.
Why You Should Pressure Wash Your Gas BBQ
It’s good practice to give the inside of your gas grill a pressure wash every 5 years or so, depending on how frequently you use your grill. Grease buildup can occur over time which can lead to your grill catching fire.
You don’t want that!
However, there are a few important considerations that should be taken into account before attempting to use a power washer on your gas grill.
Tips to Pressure Wash Inside Your Gas Grill
In general, it is best to avoid spraying any water directly onto hot metal parts of the grill. Be sure to disconnect your BBQ from the fuel tank and wait until the BBQ is completely cool before pressure washing it. Do not power wash it right after cooking with it.
See the tips below on how to clean a grill immediately after use.
The good news is you don’t have to be as careful about high PSI spraying with a grill like you do a wool rug. Because it’s made of metal, given that it’s not corroded, it’ll withstand a relatively high PSI, enabling you to really clean it well.
Also you should focus on the cooking grates, the inside shell of your grill, and other surface areas of the grill that are less prone to damage from high-pressure water streams. Be careful when using a power washer around complicated gas grill parts like burners or valves, as high pressure water flow can easily damage these small, sensitive components.
Fortunately, most gas grills come with built-in weatherproofing measures that will protect them from damage even if you accidentally get some water on the exterior surfaces, and inside the valves.
Cleaning a BBQ Grill After Use
The way to avoid grease buildup and messy grilling grates is to take the time to clean your BBQ after each use.
After you’re done grilling, scrape off any excess food residue using a wire brush or scrubber. It’s generally easier to clean the grill surfaces right after use before the greasy food particles have a chance to cool down and cake.
After scraping, wipe down the grill surfaces with a wet paper towel or cloth, and let them cool before cleaning any other parts of the grill. Use the wet towel to wipe down the any surfaces inside the grill you can get to.
Wait 10 minutes, then wipe them down a second time with a clean towel.
Taking these steps to clean your BBQ after each use will avoid grease buildup and prevent you from having to pressure was the inside of your gas grill more often.
Pressure washing the inside of a Gas BBQ grill in 9 easy steps
If you want to clean your gas grill quickly and easily, then using a pressure washer is the way to go. Pressure washers can remove all the built-up grease and grime in just a few minutes, leaving your gas grill looking like new. Here’s how to do it:
1. First, disconnect any fuel or electrical lines to the grill. Make sure your grill is turned off and cooled down.
2. Mix degreaser in to the pressure washer tank. I mix of 1/3 cup dish soap with 1 gallon of water will do the trick.
3. Next, attach the pressure washer hose to the water supply and turn on the machine. You can use a garden hose here if needed.
3. Begin spraying the grill with the pressure washer with a medium PSI spray pattern nozzle, starting from the bottom fo the grill and working your way up. Keep the pressure washer at least 18 inches away from any surface you are spraying.
4. Be sure to move the spray nozzle around so that you hit all the areas of the grill. Avoid prolonged spraying of valves any other more delicate components of the grill.
5. Let the degreasing solution sit on the grill for 10 minutes.
6. Fill your pressure washer tank with clean water.
7. Spray down your grill a second time, removing all degreasing solution from the grill. This time, work your way from the top of the grill down.
8. Use a clean towel to dry off all the water you can from surfaces, cleaning off any stubborn grease or debris that might be remaining.
9. Apply a light coat of oil to the grill using a paper towel to prevent future grease buildup.
And that’s it! Now you know how to clean a gas grill with a pressure washer. This method is quick, easy, and effective, so there’s no excuse not to keep your grill clean all summer long!