WHY BBQ GRILL CLEANING?
There are a lot of reasons to clean your grill but safety and longevity have to be the biggest.
1. Grill Safety should be a concern for anyone that owns a gas grill. Gas leaks and heavy fuel build up in the form of fat drippings can cause a serious fire hazard, which can lead to the substantial damage to property and yourself.
(Heavy fuel, in the form of fat drippings build up in the drip pan and can go up without notice)
2. Proper cleaning also removes carcinogens and rancid grease that build up on your grill. I’m from Texas. I was always taught that a dirty grill was a “seasoned” grill, it provides flavor they said. Well I have been brought into the light. The flavor they are referring to means cooking on and over rancid grease that is being devoured by all sorts of bacteria and fungi. YUK!
The true flavor of the meat cooked on a gas grill comes from the meat juices dripping onto the flavorizers, causing flavored smoke to rise and permeate the meat.
3. Cleaning also removes the POO. Yes, I said POO – it’s in there. Whether it’s rodents or insects, you’ve got the POO in there.
I’m not sure if this is a safety concern, but I don’t want to eat POO whether it’s cooked or not.
This is a clean grill, it’s going to last a long time with proper cleaning and maintenance.
Gas grills are the most abused appliance in your house, they live outside, they undergo extreme heat, get coated in grease, exposed to the elements, it’s a wonder they last as long as they do.The single biggest enemy to a gas grill is heat. High heat breaks down the steel, when that gets coated in fat and exposed to moisture you start to get corrosion. Routine cleaning will slow this process down immensely. It
will also alert you to any parts that need to be repaired before they malfunction.