There’s so much fun in grilling, but there’s not much fun in cleaning the grill. Your summer cannot be complete without hosting a couple of barbeque hangouts in your backyard. And after the summer, your once shiny grill turns to a mess, and you dread cleaning it up.
With a pressure washer, you need not worry. Unlike cleaning with your hand, which seems utterly safe, you get to have the option of a pressure washer, which is safe as well. Here are a few pros and cons to ease your conscience about using a pressure washer for your grill.
- It takes 10 to 15 minutes to use, unlike via hand that takes up to an hour or more.
- It is easier to handle.
- It is more efficient.
- It completely gets rid of debris, even in the hidden partsof the grill.
- While pressure washing, the grime can get driven into the gas burners.
- It also creates a mess around your deck or backyardas you wash up the grime from the grill.
As you can see above, the pros outweigh the cons, and if you’re systematic with the machine, then the cons are of no issue at all.
Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of using a pressure washer for your grill, you can move on to understanding what pressure washer to use. Both gas and electric pressure washers can be used to clean grills, but you will need up to a 2200psi pressure washer and one that has a pressure power of up to 1.3GPM.
Also, you should know that a gas grill works for you if you don’t clean your grill often enough, as it has enough power to remove older grime. On the other hand, electric pressure washers work best if you clean your grills regularly.
How to Pressure Wash Your Grill
As you prepare to wash, you have to detach the grill from the gas tank for safety purposes. Make sure you remove all the gas tanks and lines and any power plugs to prevent the water from spoiling them. And for coal grills, pull the coal and grill from the stand.
Before using the pressure washer directly, make sure you use a degreaser. A degreaser gets rid of the grease on the grill. You can’t use any degreaser for a pressure washer; you have to use the safe one for the machine.
Fill the detergent part of the pressure washer with the degreaser, and then use the nozzle to spray the degreaser on your grill from top to bottom. Make sure you avoid all the heating parts. Also, to easily split the grime, leave the degreaser on the grill for about 3 to 5 minutes.
After washing with the degreaser, use a different nozzle to rinse the dirt from top to bottom. You could use the turbo nozzle for stubborn dirt and make sure you avoid the heating elements while rinsing.
Let the grill dry thoroughly after rinse, which may take up to 24 hours. Then you can apply any oil of your choice to lubricate the surface or cooking grate.
Power washing your grills keeps your hands free from having to clean your grills after every use. With the steps above, it’s now a breeze to get rid of those overdue grime on your barbeque grill.