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What to Do if the Inside of a Grill Gets Wet

Simple Hacks on What to Do if the Inside of a Grill Gets Wet

Do not panic if water enters the inside of a grill and it refuses to work thereafter. Here are some tips on what to do if the inside of a grill gets wet.
Divya Bichu
Last Updated: May 4, 2018
Grills are the secrets to those yummy chicken kebabs, burgers, grilled sandwiches, and many more smoky and delicious dishes. All these sumptuous dishes go for a toss when water enters the grill and ceases its working. Many people go into a panic as to what to do in such a situation. The answer is simple, dry the grill and it will get back in the best of its condition. Here are the steps you should take water enters your grill.
  • Disconnect:
    The first thing you need to do is disconnect the grill from the main gas supply to avoid any release or leakage of the flammable gas, as it is toxic if inhaled. In case of an electric grill, disconnect it from the mains. If the gas or electric grill is hot, wait until it cools down before touching it.

  • Dismantle:
    Next, dismantle the various parts of the grill so as to facilitate the drying and cleaning. Begin removing the grates and the rocks that are found on top of the burner. If you find it difficult to dismantle, get the user manual and follow the instructions given.

  • Drying:
    Once you are done with the dismantling, you will come across the burner, which is usually placed beneath the grilling grates and normally has a cover. Now, dab the wet area of the gas grill with a soft paper towel or a dry cloth. Leave it open for a while until the area is completely dried.
Before you start to clean your grill, make sure you read the instructions manual carefully. Every grill is different and the cleaning procedure associated with it is different too. A clean grill burns better and will not affect the taste of the food. Here are few common tips on cleaning a grill.
  • Remove the grilling grates and soak them in warm soapy water.

  • Clean out the ash and residue around the burner so that it is exposed and easy to clean.

  • You get plenty of products actually designed for cleaning a gas or barbecue grill. Grab on to one of them.

  • Now, spray the cleaning product around the area of the burner and leave it for some time. This will make the stubborn stains loosen up, thus making the cleaning process easy.

  • Get the grilling grates out of the soapy water and brush it clean making use of a wire brush or steel wool.

  • Rinse the grates with cold water and allow them to dry completely before placing them back.

  • Meanwhile, the stains around the burners must have loosened up. Gently scrub the inside surface of the grill with a soft brass brush.

  • Once the scrubbing is done, mop the inside of the grill with a clean dry cloth.

  • Cleaning of the burner has to be done carefully. Remove the burner cover, and spray the cleaning product or 1 cup of vinegar mixed with 1 gallon of water and liquid detergent on the burner and the burner cover. Use a brush to get rid of the debris and grease accumulated in there.

  • Ensure that the gas jets of the burner are not clogged due of the cleaning process. Dry them thoroughly before replacing.

  • Now, the most contaminated part of the grill is the outer portion. Spray some cleaning solution all over and wipe in gently with the sponge. This will give the outer surface of the grill its required luster and ensure cleanliness.

  • Now, it's safe to reassemble your grill and prepare for you next feast.

So, do not panic and make sure you dry the inside of a grill properly, and it will be ready for use again!