How To Clean Ceramic Grill Grates Step By Step

Hi everyone, welcome you to website. Today I’m talking about how to clean ceramic grill grates. The ceramic grill surface is very smooth. Ceramic grill grates are popular among home grillers. They hold heat very well and rust-resistant.

It can be tricky to clean ceramic grill grates as they tend to chip easily, especially when they are scrubbed by a hard grill brush. To clean ceramic grill grates properly, use a soft grill brush.

In this content, I will give you some tricks and tips to clean your ceramic grill properly and easily. You can also use household products or professional ceramic grill cleaners if the ceramic grill grates are thick-coated in grease and food derbies.

How to clean ceramic grill grates

Best way to clean ceramic grill grates

Ceramic grill grates are metal grill racks coated with heavy ceramic. It is very durable. When cleaning your ceramic grill, special precautions must be taken so as not to damage the ceramic coating on the grill grates. When you take care of ceramic grill grates and proper maintenance, it will be last for a long time. If you have a ceramic grill, these cleaning tips will help you to keep it looking great for years to come. However, after many uses, ceramic grill grates need good cleaning.

Method 1: Scrubbing

ceramic grill grates by scrubbing method

You will need

Step 1: Get a soft ceramic grill brush and scouring pad

Ceramic grill grates can chip very quickly if you use a metal or wire-bristle brush. So, avoid using the metal and wire brush on the ceramic grill. Choose a soft bristle brush, such as a sponge brush, nylon brush. The ceramic grill is not at risk of getting damaged when you clean it by nylon brush. You can also use a medium bristle toothbrush and a scouring pad to removing grime from smaller areas.

Step 2: Heat the ceramic grill

The ceramic grill grates will be easier to clean when it is medium hot. Turn on the grill and heat it to burn off any excess food on the ceramic grill grates. Turn off the grill when it becomes red and let it cool for a few minutes so the brush won’t melt.

Step 3: Clean the ceramic grill grates properly

Use the soft bristle brush and run it diagonally along the ceramic grill grates. Scrubbed the grill smoothly and lightly, fluid the motion from the bottom to the top of the grates. Run the brush straight over the ceramic grill surface. It will be easier to remove the food derbies and grease on the greats.

Step 4: Repeat Scrubbing

Repeat the scrubbing method until clean the grill grates. Then rains the grill with a wet towel. Let the grill to dry for a few minutes then reuse it.

Method 2: Soaking

clean grill grates by soaking method

You will need

  • Ceramic grill grates
  • Tinfoil
  • Grill cleaner brush
  • Baking soda
  • Small bowl
  • Toothbrush
  • Tablespoon
  • Soft dishcloth

Step 1: Clean the ceramic grill grates with tin foil

If you don’t have a grill cleaner brush or don’t like to clean with a brush, you can use household products like a tin foil to clean the ceramic grill grates. Make a large ball with an aluminum foil to fit your fingers. Run the foil over the ceramic grill grates with your fingers to remove any debris and clean them.

Note: Clean the ceramic grill grates with tin foil when they are cool enough or not too warm to prevent burning your hand. Ensure that, there is more tin foil on your fingers to make a buffer between your fingers and ceramic greats.

Step 2: Apply baking soda solution on the ceramic grill grates

When your grill greats are really dirty, you can use baking soda solution on it. Make a solution paste with baking soda and water. Combine 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of warm water into a small bowl. Apply the paste solution on the grill grates by using a small paintbrush or toothbrush. Let them sit on the grill grates for at least 20 minutes, then clean it off with a soft bristle ceramic grill brush.

You could remove the ceramic greats and put into a tub with baking soda solution, then let the solution soak overnight. Take out the grill grates from the solution and rains it as well, then replace the grill grates and clean with a soft brush.

Note: Make sure you clean all the baking soda solution from the grill before you cook anything on it. Clean the brush to reuse it when you have done applying the cleaner solution.

Step 3: Use a wet brush on the grill grates

This step is for more dirty grill grates. If your grill grates are dirtier and the grime, grease don’t want to come out with just a brush, you can try dipping the grill brush in water and using it to clean the ceramic grill grates. A wet grill brush can help you to remove any dirt or food debris from your grill grates. Make your ceramic grill grates turn on and let it heat up. The hot temperatures will help you to clean it easily.

Switch off the grill grates and let it cool. Dip the soft grill brush in a bucket of water to make it wet. Run the wet soft grill brush on the dirty greats in a diagonal motion. Start cleaning from the bottom of the ceramic grill grates and go to the upwards.

Do it continue with a wet brush until the grill grates properly cleaned. Then rains the grill grates and wipe with a soft cloth. Now your grill greats are ready for use.

Method 3: Using ceramic grill cleaner

clean ceramic grill by grill cleaner.

You will need

  • Ceramic grill
  • Ceramic safe cleaner
  • Grill brush
  • Dish washing cloth

Step 1: Get a ceramic safe professional cleaner

This is a good rule of thumb to do a deep clean on your ceramic grill grates twice a year. If your ceramic grill grates are very dirty, you can use a professional ceramic safe grill cleaner for a deep clean. Make sure they are safe for ceramic grill grates.You can buy a ceramic safe professional grill cleaner online or at your local store. Most of the grill cleaners come as a spray bottle for easy application.

Step 2: Apply the professional ceramic cleaner

Make your grill grates hot then wait some minutes to be cool. Apply the professional cleaner all over the ceramic grates. Let them sit on the grates for at least 10 minutes. After that, use a soft and clean grill brush to scrub gently on ceramic grates. Clean all the dirt and food debris from the grill grates surface.

Step 3: Rains the grill

Rains the grill with clean water. Remove all cleaners and dirt. Wipe the ceramic grill grates with a soft and clean dish washing cloth.

How to season ceramic grill grates

When you buy a new ceramic grill grate, you need to season before using it. Seasoning helps the ceramic grill grates heat process and oiling the grates to keep your grill operating at its prime. Season your ceramic grill grates every six months. It will increase your grill performance for a long time.

Step A: Make your ceramic grill grates cool. Spread high heat oil like canola oil, peanut oil with a toothbrush on the grates.

Step 2: Wipe off excess oil from the grates with a paper towel. A thin layer of oil must remain on the ceramic grates.

Step 3: Turn on the grill and heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until the oil burns off and the grates being to smoke.

Step 4: When you see the color of the grate is a dark or bronze turn off it. Leave the grill away for some time to be cool.

Step 5: Wipe the grill with a soft and clean cloth or a paper towel. Clean it twice to make sure there are no dirt remains. Read more, Apply Ceramic Coating On The Car

Final thoughts

How to clean ceramic grill grates contents will help you and guide you to clean your grill grates properly. You can choose any method to clean your ceramic grill grates and enjoy it. Enjoy these easy methods and steps to clean properly your ceramic grill grates.

by William Jon
Hello, I'm William Jon. I'm a ceramic researcher, ceramic artist, writer, and professional blogger since 2010. I studied at the NYS college of ceramics at Alfred University in the USA about ceramic. I'm a professional ceramicist. Now I'm researching the ceramic products in Wilson Ceramic Laboratory (WCL) and reviewing them to assist online customers.

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  1. Lastly, apply a small amount of Canola oil to finish it off while the grill grates are still warm. Although porcelain grill grates have a nice surface even without using oil, this tip allows you to keep your porcelain grill grates to its best condition every time you use them. Soaking cooled grill grates is highly encouraged for that much needed deep clean. Soaking your grill for overnight gets you maximum benefit for this method.


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