How To Clean and Maintain Your Gas Grill with Sean Buino

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The smell of a grill is a summertime staple in Chicago. On this Weekend Workbench project, Sean Buino, owner of Dad’s Handyman Service on Southport, shows exactly how to maintain your unit to keep it grilling like new whether it’s 20 days or 20 years old (in this case it is 20 years!)

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Standard grill brush
  • Heavy duty scraper
  • Plastic putty knife
  • Soft bristled brush
  • Tub of water
  • Mild dish soap
  • Sponges
  • Heavy duty grill cleaner
  • Aluminum foil

When it comes right down to it, it’s basically just cleaning. These are the steps to follow:

  1. Scrape flavorizer bars
  2. Soak bars in soapy water
  3. Brush and scrub grates
  4. Spray cleaner on grates
  5. Wash everything clean
  6. Scrape of carbon flakes with foil
  7. Gently brush burners
  8. Replace grates and bars.

This will take about 30 minutes outside on a beautiful day. You’ll spend about $35 on cleaning products you’ll be able to use again and you might even have most of it already. This is definitely classified: easy.

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