Clean the inside of your grill
Although you should not have to spend a lot of time cleaning your Phoenix Grill, it is important for proper heating and safety to keep the inside of your grill clean.
Cleanup of your Phoenix Grill is very simple…but also very important. As you cook on your grill, you’ll notice that “black crunchy stuff” will build up on the drip pan. To ensure proper heating it is important to regularly clean the following three things inside your grill:
- The cooking grid
- The drip pan
- The drain pipe
NOTE: The grill will be easier to clean when it is warm. A good time to clean the grill is right after grilling and food has been removed from the grill. Since the grid will be warm we recommend using a small hand towel or pot holder to grasp the cooking grid while cleaning it.
SDDPS | Stainless Steel Scraper Tool for cleaning your Phoenix Grill
Clean the cooking grid
With a 3-inch putty knife scrape the cooking surface side-to-side, letting all the build-up fall through the holes down into the drip pan. Use a steel brush on the cooking surface to remove build-up that is trapped in the diamond-shaped holes. Grab one of the handles of the cooking grid and lift up on it so you can scrape the underside of the grid as well, again letting all the build-up/residue fall down into the drip pan. Remove the cooking grid from the grill and set it aside.
Clean the drip pan
With the cooking grid removed, we recommend using our Stainless Steel Scraper (SDDPS) that has been designed specifically for cleaning our Phoenix grills or a 3-inch putty knife to scrape the build-up from the surface of the drip pan. Scrape it down towards the drain channel, until all the debris is accumulated in the channel. You don’t have to scrape the drip pan down to its shiny surface. Just scape enough to clear the build-up. Using the Stainless Steel Scraper (SDDPS) or a 1-1/2″ putty knife, scrape out the drain channel and scoop out the black crunchy stuff, putting it in your bucket. It is important to keep the drain channel clear to give you maximum heating performance.
Clean the drain pipe
Finally, you will need to occasionally clear the drain pipe to make sure the drippings can run freely out into your drain bucket. If you notice grease accumulating in the drip pan but it is not running into the grease bucket either your drain valve is not open or the drip pan pipe is clogged. Don’t attempt to clear the clog while the grill is hot! Once the grill is cooled, we recommend removing the cooking grid and running a rod down through the pipe drain to clear out any build-up.
After you finish these three easy tasks, use paper towels to wipe off any excess grease from the edges of the grill. Replace the cooking grid and you’re ready to go.