How to Clean Porcelain Grill Grates

Cleaning the grill is the most unexciting part of an after party especially the porcelain grill grates, although we all want to make sure that they are very clean before we store them. It is very challenging to clean the porcelain grill grates since they can easily chip, although they are the most popular grills because they do not easily rust, they are coated with heavy porcelain and they can retain heat for a long period of time.

To prevent your porcelain grill grates from rusting you need to clean it as often as possible preferably after every use. This is because leaving your grill with scrapes or chips in the porcelain will allow a lot of water to seep in the grill and also leave the underneath metals exposed which as a result may cause the grill to rust. Here are the best methods for cleaning porcelain grill grates that will ensure your grill remains in good condition and last for long.

Scrubbing the porcelain grill grates

The scrubbing methods is one of the best ways to clean your porcelain grill grates. All you need is an old toothbrush or soft bristle brush, rags and a dishwashing soap. To scrub the grill, squirt the dishwashing machine on a bucket full of warm water. You then remove the grill grates from the grill then put it on the rug to prevent the surface from getting damaged.

Using the toothbrush or the bristle brush that has been dipped on the warm soapy water, scrub your porcelain grill grates until all the cracks are clean. If your grill is not very dirty you can use a rug to clean instead of the bristle brush. Once you are certain that the grill grates are spackling clean, you can then rinse it with clean water and give it time to dry. You can then place it back on the grill.

Using a Professional Grill Cleaners

Clean Porcelain Grill Grates

Another best way you can clean your porcelain grill grates especially if they are very dirty is by applying a professional grill cleaner. First you need to get a professional grill cleaner that you can use on porcelain. Most manufacturers will label this in their containers and most of them are in spray bottles to make it easy for you to apply it. To clean using a professional grill cleaner, ensure your grill has completely cooled down.

Spray the professional cleaner in all the grates then wait for about 5 minutes. You can then remove all the food debris using a clean brush. You might be required to repeat this last step several times if your grates are very dirty. However ensure you remove all the excess professional cleaner using paper towels or clean clothes, or you can consider heating the grill before you reuse the grill again. It is always important to deep clean your porcelain grill grates at least twice a year.

Using House Products

Last but not least you can also use other household items. For instance, you can use aluminum foil to clean your porcelain grill grates.  You just ball up your aluminum foil, and use it to make balls that can fit your fingers. You can then use the aluminum foil to clean and remove all the debris by running the aluminum foil over the porcelain grill grates. However you should ensure the grill is cool so you don’t burn your fingers and also you should create butter between your fingers and the porcelain grates by putting enough tin foil.

Similarly, you can also use baking soda to clean the porcelain grill grates. To use this method, make a baking soda solution consisting of warm water and baking soda. Apply the paste on the porcelain grill grates and leave it for about 25 minutes. Then use a soft bristle brush to clean it. You should wipe clean all the paste before even considering to use the grill to cook anything.


You can also consider using cleaners especially when they are coated with food debris or grease. You should also ensure that you don’t use wire or metal brushes while cleaning the grills lest they damage the porcelain coating on the grill grates. Instead use nylon or soft bristle. Also ensure all the left overs on the grates are all burnt.

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