How to Clean Pit Boss Pellet Grill – 6 Steps to Follow

If you want to ensure a long-term use of your Pit Boss Pellet Grill then taking proper maintenance is necessary. And the core part of maintenance is to keep the pellet grill clean.

So, you may be thinking about how to clean Pit Boss pellet grill.

Well, you can follow just 6 steps to clean the Pit Boss pellet grill. In this article, I’ve explained everything in proper detail. Just read about the upcoming segments and you’re going to get a clear idea of it,

How to clean pit boss pellet grill

How to clean pit boss pellet grill

Before I start I’ll add the list of equipment you need. And then I’ll talk about the steps.

Necessary Equipment:

  • 1½” putty knife (Plastic)
  • Paper towel
  • Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum
  • Paintbrush
  • Grill Brush
  • Hand gloves (disposable)
  • Cleaning pad


Now I’ll talk about the steps. However, when talking about cleaning you say read my another article on cleaning the inside of a Traeger grill.

Okay, let’s move on.

Step 1: Scrub the Racks

The very first thing to do is to switch off the pellet grill. Now. scrub the racks as much as possible in order to clean them. When the racks are hot, it’s easier to clean them. So, I suggest doing it after you use the pellet grill.

Step 2: Remove the Grates

The next thing to do is to remove all the grates from the Pit Boss pellet grill. Safety is first, so, wear disposable gloves before removing them.

Step 3: Scrape the Broiler Plate

In this step take a putty knife and scrape all the accumulated residue and liquids from the surface of the broiler plate.

Step 4: Clean the Firepot and inside of the Bottom Half of the Grill

Clean the Firepot and inside of the Bottom Half of the Grill

This time take off the deflector plate and reveal the fire pot. Get a paintbrush and remove all the ashes from the auger cover. Again take the putty knife and scrape the interior of the lower section of the grill. Make sure to form a pile of debris.

Step 5: Suck out All the Ashes

This is the last active step. The grill is almost cleaned but all you need to do is to remove the debris. The best option here is to use a shop vac and extract all the ashes from both the burn pot as well as the pile you created.

Step 6: Set up the Grill

Congratulations, you’re done. It’s to set the components in their respective spots.

If you want you can check this video of assembling the Pit Boss pellet grill – Pit Boss 700FB Assembly, Prime and Burn-off

How Often Should I Clean My Pit Boss Pellet Grill?

You already know how to how to clean the pit boss pellet grill but the question then comes how often you should do it. Well, it depends on the usage. In general, I recommend cleaning the Pit Boss pellet Grill once you have used approximately 40-60 lbs. of pellets in the grill.

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