How to Clean The Inside of A Traeger Grill? – 9 Step Guide


Are you using your Traeger grill for a long time and not cleaning it routinely? Over time, the inside of the grill can become dirty with grease, ash, and other debris.

So, the question comes automatically, how to clean the inside of a Traeger grill?

There are 9 easy steps you can follow to clean the Traeger grill and it won’t take you too long. In this article, I’ll discuss the steps with a proper guide. So, keep on reading.

How to Clean The Inside of A Traeger Grill? (Step by Step)

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Here comes the steps-

Step 1: Turn Off the Grill

Before you begin cleaning, turn off the grill and unplug it from the power source to avoid any accidental injury or electrical shock. Make sure your grill is completely cool down.

Step 2: Remove the Grates and Drip Tray

The first step in cleaning the inside of your Traeger grill is to remove the grates and the drip tray. The grates and drip tray can be easily removed by pulling them out from the front of the grill. Place them in a safe location to clean them separately.

Step 3: Scrape the Grease

Using a wooden scraper, lightly scrape off any accumulated grease, debris, and ash from the bottom of the grill and the interior walls. Be sure to remove as much of the debris as possible.

Step 4: Vacuum Out the Debris

Next, use a vacuum with hose inside the grill, firepot and hopper to remove the debris that you have scraped off the grill. This will help to ensure that there is no remaining debris and residual sawdust left in the grill.

Step 5: Clean the Interior Walls

Using another damp cloth or sponge, wipe down the interior walls of the grill. You can follow the previous procedure in order to clear the interior walls.

Step 6: Clean the Grates and Drip Tray

Using a nylon grill brush or a scouring pad, clean the grates and drip tray. You can use mild soap or a vinegar and water solution to help remove any remaining grease or grime. Be sure to rinse the grates and drip tray with clean water after cleaning.

Step 7: Take Care The Thermostat

Use a soft cloth to wipe out the thermostat very gently yet cleanly so any residue can’t affect the readings of the grill.

Step 8: Reassemble the Grill

Once all of the components have been cleaned and rinsed, reassemble the grill by placing the grates and drip tray back into the grill.

Step 9: Clean the Exterior

Lastly, wipe down the exterior of the grill with a damp cloth or sponge. You can use mild soap or a vinegar and water solution to help remove any remaining grease or grime. Be sure to rinse the exterior of the grill with clean water after cleaning.

or check this video tutorial:

Besides, You may check this article: How to Clean Pit Boss Pellet Grill – 6 Steps to Follow


When to clean the grill?

It’s recommended to clean the grill after every use. However, it’s a must to clean it after 2-3 cookings.

What to use for cleaning the grill?

Here are the materials-

  1. Nylon bristle grill brush
  2. Cottom cloth/sponge
  3. Any vinegar/Cleaning solution/Dish Soap Water

Can you use onion to clean the grill?

Onion has natural acid and antibacterial properties that can help to break down the brunt debris in the grill.

Final Words

That’s all about cleaning the inside of a Traeger grill. Cleaning it regularly will help to increase the lifespan of the Traeger grill. Just follow these steps and you can keep your Traeger grill looking and performing its best for many years to come.

Helen Knight
Helen Knight

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