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Cleaning the Burners and Drip Tray

How to clean the burners and drip tray of your KitchenAid outdoor grill 

IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and the grill is cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning products.

Cleaning the Burners

Cleaning Method:

  1. Clean the exterior of the burner with a wire brush.
  2. Clear any clogged burner ports with a straightened paper clip.
  3. Do not use a toothpick as it may break off and clog the port.

Cleaning burner/venturi tubes

  1. Remove grill grates and flame tamers.
  2. Remove the screw (if present) and cotter pin/clip that hold the burner in the place. Remove gas burner from the grill.

Outdoor Grill Burner Cotter Pin.jpg

  1. Use a flashlight to inspect into the burner through the burner inlet to ensure there is no blockage. If any obstruction is seen, use a metal coat hanger that has been straightened to clear them.
  2. After inspecting the inside of burner for blockage, reassemble burner by sliding the middle tube of the gas burner over the gas orifice.

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Cleaning the Searing Side Burner

  1. Clean the exterior of the sear burner with a wire brush.

Cleaning the Rotissiere Burner

  1. Light the rotisserie burner. See the “Using Your Rotisserie Burner” section.
  2. Close the grill hood.
  3. Leave the burner on high for approximately 30 minutes.
  4. Turn knob to OFF and let cool completely.
  5. Brush off ash particles from the rotisserie burner.

Cleaning the Drip Tray

IMPORTANT: The drip tray should only be removed when grill is completely cool. Clean often to avoid grease buildup.

  1. Remove tray and set on a flat surface.
  2. Wipe excess grease with paper towels.
  3. Wash with mild detergent and warm water.
  4. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  5. Replace tray.


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