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How to Efficiently Clean and Extend the Lifespan of Your Traeger Grill

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Cleaning your Traeger grill regularly is important for extending its lifespan and ensuring safe grilling. Here is a quick summary of the steps to efficiently clean your Traeger grill:

  1. Turn off the Traeger grill and unplug it from the power source. Wait for it to cool down for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Remove the grates and drip tray from the grill. You can clean these separately in the sink if desired.

  3. Using a brush with stiff bristles, scrape off any leftover food particles or debris from the grill grates. Make sure to remove any large particles that could interfere with the grill’s performance or startup process in the future.

  4. Empty the ash from the firepot into a safe disposal container, such as a metal trash can, to prevent any possible fires. You can use a grill ash vacuum or a shop-vac to suction the ash after scrapping and brushing the tray.

  5. Wipe the interior surface of the grill with a damp cloth or paper towel. For hard to clean areas, use a Traeger All Natural grill spray and a grill brush to scrub off dirt.

  6. Spray some Traeger All Natural grill spray, onto the interior surfaces and racks of the grill. Do not spray the degreaser on electrical components. Allow it to sit for a few minutes.

  7. Wipe the degreaser off the grill with a wet cloth or sponge.

  8. Finally, reassemble the grill and grates properly. Plug the grill in and power it on to preheat and bake-off any remnants of the degreaser. After ten minutes, turn it off to cool completely.

Remember that cleaning the grill frequently is important in extending its lifespan and ensuring safe grilling. You can follow these steps regularly in-between deeper cleans to maintain your Traeger grill efficiently.

Mike 'Rock' Rauch

Mike 'Rock' Rauch

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