Why it's important
Why it's important

If you love to entertain outdoors, chances are you've got a trusty grill that gets a lot of use. But how often should you really be cleaning your grill?


"As often as possible" is the quick answer, but there are some other factors to consider. First, how often do you use your grill? If it's just a couple of times a year, you can probably get away with giving it a good cleaning once or twice a season. But if you're firing it up multiple times a week, you'll want to clean it more frequently.

Second, what kind of grill do you have? Gas grills tend to be easier to keep clean than charcoal grills, because there's less of a chance for food to stick to the grates. And if you have a ceramic grill, like a Big Green Egg, it's important to clean it regularly to avoid build-up that can lead to cracking.

Here are some general guidelines for how often to clean your grill:

  • Gas grills: every few months
  • Charcoal grills: after every use
  • Ceramic grills: every month or two

But no matter how often you clean your grill, it's important to give it a thorough cleaning at least once a year. This involves taking apart the entire grill, including the grates, and giving everything a good scrubbing.

If the thought of cleaning your grill makes you cringe, there's no need to do it yourself. There are plenty of mobile BBQ cleaning services like Scrub My Grill that will come to your house and do all the work for you. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the summer sun!