Some grease and other drippings can add flavor to the cooking experience but you should keep large amounts of grease, food residue and other build-up off of the drip pan. Luckily, the maintenance is pretty simple.
Drip Pan Maintenance
With the cooking grid removed, we recommend using our Stainless Steel Scraper (SDDPS) that has been designed specifically for cleaning our Holland & Phoenix grill drip pans or a 3-inch putty knife to scrape any 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 scrape enough to clear the build-up. Using the stainless steel scraper (SDDPS) or a 1-1/2″ putty knife, scrape all of the debris out of the drain channel and discard. It is important to keep the drain channel clear to give you maximum heating performance and reduce flare-ups.
Drain Pipe Maintenance
Finally, you will need to occasionally clear the drain pipe to make sure the dripping can run freely out into your drain bucket (SDGB). If you notice grease accumulating in the drip pan and it’s not running into the grease bucket either your drain valve is not open or the drain 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 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.