I’ve been using a tailgate charcoal grill for grilling for the past 10 years of my life. It’s been great for small meals. It is not fun to stoop-over. I read up on cleaning and found a method I found that seems to work best.
- Step one: Super-heat. 500+ degrees with the lid down.
- Step two: Once food bits and drips have burned off and stopped smoking you’ll be left with carbon.
- Step three: Open the grill and using a Stainless Steel brush and a bucket of water, continually scrub the grill with regular dips in the water.
- Step four: once the grates are clean, turn off the flame, close your lid and let it cool.
That should be all you need to do to basically steam-clean or self-clean your stainless steel grill. No chemicals needed. Just the cleansing power of fire and nature’s best solvent: water.