If the gas grill that you own was left outdoors on your patio's property, rust may have formed on parts of it. Remove the rust spots with the following steps so that food that you cook on the grill will not be contaminated and will safe for consumption. Once the gas grill is restored to its original condition, maintain it so that rust spots do not form on any parts of it again.
- bucket of water
- abrasive scrub brush
- white vinegar
- baking soda
- small bowl
- mild detergent
- water hose
- lint-free cloth
- waterproof cover
Remove The Grill's Grate And Remove Thick Sections Of Rust
Remove the grill's grate and soak the rusted surfaces on it and any other parts of the grill that have been affected by rust with a sponge that has been dipped into a bucket of water. Move an abrasive scrub brush firmly back and forth over each area that is rusted. If rust spots won't effectively come off with the wet sponge and scrub brush, prepare a cleaning solution by adding equal amounts of white vinegar and baking soda to a bowl and combining them.
White vinegar and baking soda can naturally remove rust without damaging any parts of a gas grill. Stir the ingredients with a spoon until any lumps have been eliminated and the mixture has a creamy consistency. Apply the paste to the rust spots and wait several minutes for it to penetrate the affected areas. Use a scrub brush to loosen the rust.
Clean And Dry The Grill
Once all of the rust spots have been eliminated, remove any fine particles that remain on the grill's surface with mild detergent and a damp sponge. After cleaning the grill's surface, rinse it off with a water hose. Dry the grill's surface with a lint-free cloth. Reattach the grill's grate and close the cover. To prevent rust from forming on the grill again, clean its surface with soapy water and a sponge after using it to prepare food. Rinse the grill off with plain water and dry it with a cloth when finished.
If possible, store the grill indoors or place a waterproof cover over it when you are not going to be using it. These simple steps will preserve the condition of the gas grill so that it can immediately be used whenever you would like to cook food on it in the future. If you don't yet have a grill, keep these tips in mind as you look for gas grills for sale and think about getting one that comes with a cover.