How to Clean a Vermont Castings Grill

Vermont Castings grills come in a wide variety of styles manufactured in materials such as porcelain-coated cast iron, stainless steel and aluminum.
Given this variety, any Vermont Castings grill typically requires only a brass brush and a few cleaning supplies found in most kitchens to get it clean.

Step 1

Turn up the temperature on your Vermont Castings grill after you’ve cooked and removed your food. Close the lid and wait at least five minutes. Turn off the grill.

Step 2

Scrub the interior of the lid and the porcelain-coated cooking grids lightly with a brass brush to remove burnt-on debris. Additionally, scrub the grill burner(s).

Step 3

Wait for the grill to cool completely. Dislodge any debris from the burner ports with the end of a paperclip and wipe away the particles with a damp cloth.

Step 4

Wash the grids with hot, soapy microfiber cloths. If any remaining debris won’t come off the grids, scrub gently with a soapy non-abrasive scrubbing pad to dislodge it. When finished, rinse the grids with hot water and wipe dry.

Step 5

Clean the rest of the grilling surfaces, coated parts or accessories that collect grease like a grease tray. Clean these with hot water and soap. Rinse with hot water and wipe dry.

Things You Will Need

  • Brass brush
  • Paperclip
  • Lint-free microfiber cloths
  • Mild detergent
  • Non-abrasive scrubbing pads

About the Author

Based in Southern Pennsylvania, Irene A. Blake has been writing on a wide range of topics for over a decade. Her work has appeared in projects by The National Network for Artist Placement, the-phone-book Limited and GateHouse Media. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Shippensburg University.