MAINTAINING & CLEANING YOUR GRILL

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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. 

 

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 GRILL

  1. Spray the grill grate and inside the chimney with an all-natural degreaser/cleaner.
  2. Remove and clean both sides of the grill grates.
    1. We recommend NOT using wire brushes but instead using a cleaning cloth or heavy-duty paper towels. 
  3. Dispose of old foil or drip tray liners.
  4. Remove the drip tray and the heat baffle.
  5. Vacuum the inside of the grill and the firepot thoroughly.
  6. Empty the hopper and vacuum out any sawdust from the hopper and the auger tube.
  7. Scrub the inside of the chimney.
    1. Again, we recommend not using wire brushes. Instead, use a cleaning cloth or heavy-duty paper towels.
  8. 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.
    1. 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.
    2. Do NOT clean the Thermocouple or RTD unless there is a visual build-up on it that needs to be removed.
  9. Last, 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.

 

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