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Video:How to Clean an Indoor Grill

with Debbie Anderson

It's a much easier process than you may think to clean an indoor grill. See these tips on how to effectively clean an indoor grill in your home.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Clean an Indoor Grill

Hi! I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com.

Indoor grilling appliances are great for cooking all sorts of wonderful meals, however, cleaning these appliances can sometimes feel like a bit of a challenge. So, today I'm going to show you how to clean an indoor grilling appliance in just a few easy steps!

Supplies for Cleaning an Indoor Grill

For this task, you will need:
  • a roll of paper towels
  • a clean sponge
  • a small plastic scraping utensil
  • and liquid degreasing dish soap

Before Cleaning an Indoor Grill

First, unplug the grilling appliance as soon as you're finished cooking with it.

Instructions for Cleaning an Indoor Grill

Then, while the grill is still slightly warm, place a clean paper towel over the grilling area and close the lid to the grilling appliance so that the paper towel can soak up any lingering grease while the grill is still warm. Allow the grilling appliance to cool down for approximately 30 minutes.

Next, open the lid to the indoor grilling appliance and use the warm paper towel to wipe away any remaining grease on the grill.

While the grill is still warm, use a small plastic scraping utensil to gently scrape away any tough caked on buildup on the grill surfaces.

Next, pour a small amount of liquid dish soap on a clean wet sponge and thoroughly wipe down all of the inside and outside surfaces of the indoor grilling appliance. Then, rinse the sponge under warm tap water to remove all of the soap from the sponge.

Next, wipe away any leftover soapy residue on the grilling appliance with the clean wet sponge until it is thoroughly clean.

Finally, use a clean paper towel to wipe away any remaining moisture on the inside and outside surfaces of the indoor grilling appliance.

And as an added tip, always make sure that you check the heat level above the grill surface before touching the hot surface with your bare hands to avoid getting burned while cleaning it!

With a little extra care for your indoor grilling appliances, cleaning up the mess should be as easy as 1-2-3.

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