Minutes 1 and 2: Make sure that all the dials are in the off position. While the grill is slightly warm, turn off and disconnect the propane tank. Wearing work gloves, remove the grates and the metal plates under them. Place in a bucket of hot water and regular dish soap.
Minutes 3 and 4: Loosely cover the heating elements with a big piece of foil to protect them. With the grill brush, scrub the underside of the hood. (That residue that looks like peeling paint is actually a harmless buildup of carbon from grease and smoke.)
Minutes 5 through 8: Use the grill brush to scrub the inside walls above the elements. (Ash and debris will fall onto the foil.) Wipe the walls with a damp paper towel.
Minutes 9 through 11: Take the grates and the drip pan out of the bucket. Lean them on a wall, scrub them with the grill brush then rinse with a hose spray.
Minute 12:Toss the foil and wipe the elements with the grill brush. Replace metal plate and grates and drip pan. Reconnect the propane tank.
Minute 13: If your grill has a cabinet, sweep out any leaves or debris with a whisk broom.
Minutes 14 and 15: Clean the exterior and the cabinet interior with stainless steel wipes. Content provided by Hadyn Lazarow, landscape expert and regular contributor to Yard Attack. Visit his website, Garden By Design.