May 13

Cleaning cooking grills in a commercial setting


Important notice: Always use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when undertaking any cleaning task and follow the manufacturer’s product use and where relevant dilution guidance.

The grill in your commercial kitchen is an important piece of kitchen and catering equipment which should be kept clean and regularly maintained.

Brush the grill regularly during cooking

Use a wire grill brush and clear all debris.

The grill should be brushed between cooking red meat, poultry and fish in order to avoid cross contamination.

After each cooking shift brush thoroughly to remove any residues before cleaning.

Cleaning the grill after a cooking shift

Switch off the grill and leave until it has cooled sufficiently to handle.

Fill a large sink with hot water and detergent diluted to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Remove the racks and drip guards from the grills and soak them for upto 20 minutes before cleaning.

Use an abrasive pad to thoroughly clean the racks and drip guards.

Rinse and allow them to dry, or dry them with a disposable cloth or paper wiper.

Using a griddle cleaner remove surface grease and other residues and scrape the top, sides and bottom of the inside of each grill to remove carbon grit.

Ensure that you have removed all residue from the inside of each grill.

Use an appropriate grill cleaner or grill sanitiser to clean the inside of the grill.

When the racks and drip guards are dry return them to the oven.

Gopher tip

When cleaning is complete coat the grill surface with vegetable oil. This will help to prevent the grill from rusting.


Disclaimer: Every precaution has been taken to ensure that the information and advice given in this Gopher user guide is accurate and reflects current best practice. If you are in any doubt on any matter in relation to the information or advice given then you should always take further professional advice. No responsibility for loss occasioned by any corporate body or individual acting or refraining from action as a result of using any material contained within any user guide shown on this blog can be accepted by Gopher Supplies or its associated companies.