How to Clean a Gas Grill with Minimal Effort

Once you try this simple trick for removing caked-on food and grease from your gas grill, you’ll never dread this chore again.


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You Will Need

  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • A grill brush
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Step 1

    Scrape with foil

    Immediately after you’re finished cooking, make a ball of aluminum foil and scrub the still-warm grill rack surface with it, taking care not to burn your fingers.

  2. Step 2

    Lay down foil

    Place a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil across the grill, close the lid, and turn the heat on high.

  3. Step 3


    Let the grill heat for about 15 minutes.

  4. Step 4


    Using a grill brush, scrape off the remaining food bits, which have been loosened by the heat.

  5. For an even easier clean up, put a long piece of foil under the rack and wrap the ends up and over the top of the grill before heating. Then when it’s cool, peel back the top layer of foil and use the grill brush to scrape the food particles directly onto the foil underneath.

  6. Step 5


    Make future cleanups even easier by spraying the grill with a nonstick cooking spray while it’s still off.

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