How to Clean Your Commercial Gas Grill Properly
Running a kitchen is harder than it looks. It’s not as if you can clock off when the doors close for the day—you then have to get business prepping tomorrow and cleaning. Luckily you can make the process easier with this method for commercial gas grill cleaning. Read on to find out how to make your commercial gas grill sparkle and protect it at the same time.
What You Will Need
Cleaning a commercial grill is a process you need to master to maintain the high standards of your restaurant. It’s not only for hygiene, grill cleaning affects the taste and quality of food.
Before getting started collect the supplies below. You will need:
- Grill Scraper
- Grill Pad Holder
- Grill Scrub Pad
- Grill Screen
- Vegetable Oil
- Cleaning Chemical
- Cleaning Brush
- Warm Water
Most of these items are easily available. You can get them at your local hardware store or supermarket. It’s worth having these supplies located somewhere so they’re convenient for you at closing time.
The Steps to Cleaning a Commercial Gas Grill
To clean your commercial gas grill and make it fit for a queen, king, or TripAdvisor review, follow these steps:
Step 1: While the grill is still hot use a scraper to clean off food debits and grease buildup.
Step 2: Use warm water to clean off any excess grease. Never use cold water as it can crack the grill.
Step 3: Place the grill screen on the grill surface with the grill pad on top.
Step 4: Press down on the grill pad and screen and scour the surface of the grill.
Step 5: Rinse the grill with warm water and wipe it clean.
Grill Cleaning After Care
After you have cleaned your commercial gas grill, you should treat it with some aftercare techniques to remove any contamination, prevent rust, and seal the iron pores.
Step 1: Heat your grill to 350⁰F for around 30 minutes. Now turn it off and let it cool.
Step 2: Apply vegetable oil to the grill (or oil with a high smoking point). Avoid corn oil as this will caramelize at a high heat point.
Step 3: When the surface is slightly warm spread the oil on the surface with a cloth or towel.
Step 4: Turn the heat back up to 350⁰F.
Step 5: Continue to heat the oil until it starts to smoke, then turn it off and let it cool.
Step 6: When the grill is cool, wipe off any excess oil.
Final Thoughts about Commercial Gas Grill Cleaning
If you run a commercial kitchen you must maintain hygiene standards to satisfy regulations and to protect the welfare of your customers. Maintaining high standards also protects your reputation and your equipment. Always clean your grill professionally after use to keep up the standards in your restaurant or bar.
The method outlined above is a professional cleaning method for a commercial gas grill. The good news is that the process is straightforward and should only take an hour to clean after your restaurant is closed. Make sure you have all the cleaning essentials stored conveniently for you in your kitchen.