What all do I need to clean my Kamado?
To clean your Kamado, you need a few things:
A steel brush or scraper to remove excess ash and dirt from the inside of the grill
A soft cloth to clean the inside and outside of the grill.
A mild detergent to clean the outside of the grill.
An ash vacuum or ash removal tool to get rid of all the ash
Gloves to protect your hands when you need to move hot parts.
A bucket for charcoal leftovers
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How do you clean the Kamado?
Cleaning a Kamado BBQ is important to extend the life of the grill and ensure that it continues to function optimally. Here are the steps to follow to clean your Kamado:
Wait for the grill to cool down before you start cleaning.
Remove the grill grates and set them aside.
Clean the inside of the grill with a steel brush to remove excess ash and dirt. Use a soft cloth to further clean the inside of the grill.
Remove ashes from the ash tray under the grill. You can use an ash vacuum cleaner or a special ash removal tool to do this.
Use Kamado Cleaner to clean the ceramic on the outside and the side tables.
Clean the grill grids with a steel brush and mild detergent. Rinse them with water and dry thoroughly before replacing them.
Replace the grill grates and close the grill.
Below you can find in detail exactly how to clean the grill grates:
Remove the grid from the grill and let it cool down
Use a steel brush or scraper to scrape food debris and dirt off the grid
Soak the grid in warm water with a mild detergent to make it easier to loosen stubborn stains
Use a soft cloth to clean the grill and remove all residues of the cleaning agent.
Rinse the grill thoroughly with clean water and dry with a clean cloth
Place the grid back on the grill and it is ready to use again!
By following these steps regularly, you can keep your Kamado grill clean and in good condition for long-term use.
How often should I clean my Kamado?
How often you should clean your Kamado depends on a number of factors. How often and how intensively you use the BBQ. In general, it is advised to thoroughly clean your Kamado every 5-6 cooking sessions. It is also wise to clean the grill grids after every cooking session to prevent food residues and grease build-up.
If you use the Kamado more intensively, such as for longer smoking sessions, you may need to clean the grill more often. If the grill is very dirty, it may take longer to clean it.
It is very important to clean your Kamado BBQ regularly to ensure that the Kamado lasts as long as possible and can maintain its performance. If you maintain and keep cleaning the grill properly, you will be able to enjoy it for many years to come.