Use a paper towel or soft cloth to brush away all the dirt and grease you can. Do not use steel wool, carbon-steel brushes or other abrasive materials. These materials will scratch the stainless steel and possibly cause permenant damage.
Soak the grill in a solution of hot water and a mild detergent to loosen hardened material. If necessary, let it soak for several hours.
Make a fresh solution of hot water and mild detergent and scrub the stainless steel grill. Use a soft cloth, sponge or soft-bristled brush to remove as much material as you can. If you find that you cannot remove some material, soak the grill again until the material loosens. Repeat the soaking and scrubbing process until it is no longer effective.
Use a mild non-scratching scouring powder if the grill is still very dirty. Dor dirt that still remains, scrub the grill with a solution of hot water and a little vinegar.
Rinse the stainless steel grill with fresh, hot water. Dry it completely with a clean towel.
Use a barbecue grill cleaner to shine up the grill after the heavy dirt and grease buildup is gone. Read the product packaging carefully to verify that it is safe for use on stainless steel grills.
Things You Will Need
- Paper towel
- Soft cloth, sponge or soft-bristled brush
- Hot water
- Mild detergent
- Non-scratching scouring powder (optional)
- Vinegar (optional)
- Large, dry towel
- Barbeque grill cleaner (optional)
- If you aren’t sure if a cleaner will scratch the stainless steel, test it on a hidden area first. The Specialty Steel Industry of North America advises consumers to avoid using cleaning products that contain chlorine. Instead, the group recommends organic solvents, such as those that are available in commercial compounded and blended organic cleaners.