First, make sure the lid is cool. Wash exterior with warm soapy water, rinse and wipe dry. For stainless steel parts, use a mild stainless steel cleaner, wipe with a nylon cloth using a side to side motion with the grain, then buff.
If you notice peeling, it's grease and smoke build up, not paint. The build up should be removed on a regular basis. Brush carbonized grease from inside of the lid using a stainless steel grill brush, wash with warm soapy water and rinse. If you notice discoloration, use warm soapy water and a sponge with a nylon terry cloth to remove excess residue. When cleaning your warming racks and grilling basket, always use warm soapy water and a fine scouring pad. Be careful to not scratch the surface and always rinse and dry thoroughly.
Brush the bars or grates with a stainless steel grill brush, then wipe clean with a rag and warm soapy water.
While the grill is cool, take the cooking grates and flavorizer bars out of the grill. The burner tubes will need to be cleaned individually. Take your grill brush and clean the ports in an up and down motion - DO NOT brush lengthwise across the ports, it will only push debris from one hole to another.
If you have heat deflectors in your grill, follow the same procedure as cleaning your flavorizer bars. Look inside the cook-box for any big pockets of grease or food accumulation. Use a putty knife or flat straight edge object to scrape the excess grease into the bottom tray.
Remove the bottom tray from under your grill and carefully place it in a trash can. Scrape the inside of the tray with a putty knife. Clean the tray with warm soapy water and a fine steel wool pad. Remove and dispose of the dirty aluminum drip pan. Wash the catch pan with warm soapy water and rinse. Replace the drip pan with a new one. Change the aluminum catch pan liner frequently. NEVER line the bottom tray with any type of foil.
Cleaning your grill is important as it helps with maximum performance and longevity. While cleaning, make sure to take inventory of any parts that may be needed. All parts can be special ordered through Friedman’s Home Improvement. Happy grilling!