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How to Clean a BBQ Grill with Your Pressure Washer

Fact Checked By Daniel Wood | Post Updated On: April 29, 2023

It feels really bad when you look at your BBQ grill after using it for a party or something. After cooking, it gets sticky and dirty, which is very difficult to clean, and most of the time cannot even be cleaned properly. In this matter, your pressure washer can be of great help if you know how to clean a bbq grill. This article will give you a good idea to clean your grill instruments and make it ready for the next party.

Before we get into the main topic, you must know the dirt’s nature that usually sits on the metal bars. The oil and sticky substance from the meat gets heated during usage and attaches to the grill bars. They get burned over time and become quite tough to clean.

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Step #1: Rinse Water

At first, without removing any of its parts, you have to spray water on each corner of the entire grill. Take your 15 or 25-degree nozzle and connect it to the spray gun. Start the engine and spray on the bars at the top and slowly spray on the corner parts.

Spray from close so that the maximum of the oil stain gets removed. Once the upper side of its bars are done, take them out and put it upside down, and spray in the same way. When you are done with the entire bbq grill machine, it’s time to apply detergent.

Step #2: Apply Detergent

It’s very important to apply soap or detergent to clean any oil or grease stain; because detergent makes the stain weak, and it becomes easier to clean it properly. Get some detergent that can be used on metal from the market and mix it with clean water. Put the mixture into your detergent tank and spray using a soap applicator nozzle.

Apply it to the entire bbq machine wherever you see any dirt and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, which will make a chemical reaction with the dirt and weaken them. After that, rub the bars and the tray with a good scrubber; a metal scrubber will give you a better result.

Step #3: Spray Water

This will be your final cleaning, and you should use your 15 or 25-degree nozzle again. Start spraying water slowly on the bars, first cleaning the entire machine. After cleaning the bars, remove the bars and spray on the coal try and the on all the corners.

Once the inside part is clean enough, spray water on the outer part to make it shiny. If it’s an electric machine, you must be careful so that the water doesn’t get inside its electrical parts. After cleaning, the entire machine wipes the water from its surface.


It’s always advisable to clean your bbq grill machine immediately after you are done with cooking. At this time, the oil and grease stain remains weak; as time goes, it gets harder and perfectly sits on the metal bars and makes cleaning tougher. Now you know how to clean your bbq grill with a pressure washer. It’ll take 30-40 minutes in total to clean your entire machine and make it ready for the next party.

About Daniel Wood

Daniel has completed his graduation mechanical engineering from a reputed university in US. He worked as a technical engineer in a pressure washer manufacturing plant for four years. He has a great passion for mechanical devices and has opened a workshop where he does research on various machines in his leisure time. His high interest in technology made him an expert in commercial and residential pressure washers.

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