Consistently cleaning your grill is the most crucial step to having a well-functioning grill. Here you will find all the info needed to keep your grill in the best running condition.
- For Timberline and Timberline XL models, see our Timberline cleaning guide.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY GRILL?
We recommend cleaning the grill after every 2-3 cooks--at least every 20 hours of cooking. However, you may need to clean it out more often when cooking greasier foods or after a long cook.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR TRAEGER GRILL
- Spray the grill grate and inside the chimney with an all-natural degreaser/cleaner.
- Remove and clean both sides of the grill grates using a cleaning cloth or heavy-duty paper towels. Avoid using wire brushes, which can damage the grates.
- Dispose of old foil or drip tray liners.
- Remove and wipe down the drip tray and the heat baffle.
- Vacuum the inside of the grill and the firepot thoroughly.
- Empty the hopper and vacuum out any sawdust from the hopper and the auger tube.
- Scrub the inside of the chimney using a cleaning cloth or heavy-duty paper towels.
- Spray the inside and outside of the grill with the all-natural degreaser/cleaner and allow to soak for several minutes before wiping clean with a paper towel or cleaning cloth.
- Do NOT clean the Thermocouple or RTD unless there is a visual build-up on it that needs to be removed.
- While we recommend Traeger All Natural Cleaner, you may also use any non-chemical cleaner or a mixture of diluted dish soap, water, and vinegar.
- Reinsert all components, including the heat baffle, drip try, drip tray liners/foil, new bucket liners, and the grill grates, and you are set!
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR GRILL COVER
To clean your grill cover, wipe it down with warm, soapy water or a mild detergent, and rinse clean. Do not use harsh chemicals like bleach.