How to Clean a Grill

Learn how to clean a charcoal grill with this easy method!

How to Clean a Grill
How to Clean a Grill
This image courtesy of

This how to video tutorial will show you the best way on How to Clean a Grill. Grilling is one of the best parts of summer, but cleaning the grill afterward can be tricky and time consuming. This video will show you the best way on how to clean a grill that will take you barely any time at all. Whether you are preparing for a backyard barbecue with all your neighbors, or simply hoping to try out a new charcoal grill, this video is going to show you the absolute best way to get it as clean as you can, with just three easy steps.

It's best to use this method for how to clean a charcoal grill right after you've finished cooking your meal. Charred food particles come off more easily when the grill is still hot, so use that to your advantage! It's best to think of your grill like you would think of your stove: you would never let your stove go all summer without a good cleaning. Neither should you let your grill go too long without removing leftover food particles and other grime.

Time to CompleteUnder an hour



Project TypeLearn a Technique

Materials List

  • A wire brush
  • Long-handled tongs
  • A few damp paper towels or cleaning cloths

How to Clean Your Grill


  1. Using a grill scraping brush, scrape your grill while it is still hot.

  2. Wet a paper towel, and use some tongs to hold it. 

  3. Using the paper towel wipe around the grate of the grill while it is still hot. This helps to get into the grooves of the grate. 

  4. Allow your grate to cool. 

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Ideas

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

I would have never thought to scrape the grill while it was still hot! I definitely would have waited for it to cool down, so that is a great tip!

I agree with scraping the grill with a brush whilst still hot but something else you can do is rub it with a lemon. Slice your lemon in half. If the grill is too hot then hold the lemon with your tongs and rub and down the grill before you rub it down with the brush. The acidity in the lemon loosens the dirt. You can also do this before you start grilling.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

DIY Floating Bathroom Vanity

It's easy for our bathrooms to look cluttered with the items we use every day. If you want to try a minimalist approach, check out… Continue reading: "DIY Floating Bathroom Vanity"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite ideas
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your ideas


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Submit Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other DIYers

There are currently no images from other DIYers.

I Love It