How to Clean Your Weber Grill

It doesn’t matter if you are a charcoal griller or a gas grill user, you will still want to clean your grill properly for extended life. In this article we will give you the best method of cleaning both styles of Weber grills. Making sure your grill stays in great shape for many barbeque nights to come.

Cleaning your Weber Charcoal Grill

Charcoal Cleaning Tools

With the proper care your Weber charcoal grill will last for years and keep a brand new look also. To start out here is a list of tools and accessories to keep handy to clean your Weber Grill.

Store the following tools near your grill for quick, easy, regular cleanups:
  • Brass wire grill brush
  • Soap-embedded, fine steel wool pads (0 to 000 grade)
  • Mild dish soap
  • Sponge or dishcloth

The Cleaning Process

After the grill coals have died out, brush off any loose particles on the warm cooking grate with a brass grill brush. You won’t want to do this on very hot coals as you may burn yourself. Also don’t wait for the grate to get cold as it will be harder to clean. For a more thorough cleaning you can use a wet, soapy, fine steel wool pad with only slight pressure. Make sure to rinse the grilling grate thoroughly and dry. The last thing you would want is for your next meal to taste like soap or for the grate to get rusted because you didn’t dry it off. Next remove cold ashes from the bottom of the Weber Grill. This will prevent airflow problems next time you grill. The old ashes will also absorb moisture, which may cause premature rusting of the One-Touch Cleaning System on your Weber Grill.



Do these steps as needed by your Weber Charcoal Grill

If needed clean the inside and outside of the bowl and lid. When ever you cook if you let the drippings burn off it will take less scrubbing to clean the inside of the grill. You will be able to simply brush off flaking baked-on grease with a brass wire grill brush. Of course if you want your Weber Charcoal grill to look brand new at all times than a little soap and water should do the trick. Be careful not to scratch the porcelain if you use any steel wool.

Cleaning your Weber Gas Grill

Gas Grill Tools

  • Brass wire grill brush
  • Stainless steel wire brush
  • Soap-embedded, fine steel wool pads (0 to 000 grade)
  • Mild dish soap
  • Sponge or dishcloth
  • Plastic or Teflon® scraper
  • 1" putty knife
  • Fitted foil Catch Pan Liners
The Cleaning Process

Burn off any residue by simply turning the Weber gas grill on high until the smoke stops, then brush the cooking grates with a brass wire grill brush. You can do this before you cook or after. That’s it pretty easy isn’t it?

Do these steps as needed by your Weber Gas Grill

If you have animals in your area that are always trying to get a snack from the drippings in your gas grill you may want to get a drip pan. You can buy replacement drip pans at many grill stores even online. These drip pans are made to fit your catch pan under the bottom tray of your Weber gas grill.

If you are getting smoke stains on your grill lid or side burner you will want to use a soapy, fine steel wool pad and a very light touch to clean them off. For stainless steel use only warm, soapy water and a sponge or dishcloth even fine steel wool will scratch it.



You will want to use the same method for cleaning any of the outside parts. Just make sure if it is stainless steel don’t use the steel wool. If you follow these easy steps your Weber Charcoal and Gas grills will last you a lifetime.

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