How to clean a charcoal kettle grill
DEEP cleaning your Kettle Charcoal Grill is expected every 3-5 cooks. More often if you're cooking higher fatty foods.
Here are the steps in cleaning your grill:
- Make sure kettle is cool and there are no embers remaining. Keep the lower damper open to allow ash to drop into the ash catcher.
- Remove the lid of the kettle and using a grill brush clean the grill grates top side and bottom side.
- Remove the grates and set aside.
- Remove the Char-baskets and dump any charcoal or ash.
- < Remove any un-burned charcoal and clean out until the bottom of the kettle is fully exposed.
- Assess the amount of soot or particulate on the inside of the kettle.
- Lightly scrape with a light brush.
- Do NOT clean to a brand new look, leave it well seasoned and focus on removing any buildup or large particles (bbq crumbs).
- Push all crumbs into the bottom of the kettle and into the ash catcher.
- Using a rag, wipe the inside of the kettle down and push all debris into the ash catcher.
- Remove the ash catcher carefully and assess any other cleaning needs, set aside.
- It is important to check all parts for any cracks or damage.
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