Steakhouse Tips for Proper Grill Maintenance


Steakhouse Tips for Proper Grill Maintenance

At Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse our grills are a huge part of our success! Without functioning, clean grills, we would be more of a butcher storage space than a quality downtown steakhouse.

We take pride in the maintenance of our grilling equipment and believe you should too! Many people are spending the summer at home grilling up their own version of a perfect steak, so we figured we’d help out where we could with these tips for keeping your grill in top shape.

Invest in the Right Equipment

Ask our Chef, Tony Street, a griller is only as good as the equipment they use! While equipment like high-quality tongs and spatulas are important, it’s also essential to have the right tools for cleaning a grill and keeping the food on your menu tasting fresh!

When keeping a clean grill, some of the equipment you’ll need to get the job done includes:

  • Stainless steel cleaner
  • Stainless steel polish
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Grill brush
  • A hand-vacuum to clean up the bits that fall to the bottom of the grill

Fire Up Your Grill First

If you’re working with a gas grill, one of the first steps to take when cleaning it is lighting up the burners. Keep the burners on high and close the lid. Sit back for about 30 minutes, then get ready to grind your grates!

With your wire brush, dip it in warm, soapy water, and then proceed to brush off the gas’ carbon on the grates. After you’ve scrubbed, turn off your gas and let your grill cool down.

Take Your Grill Apart

This may seem like an intimidating step in the cleaning process, but trust us when we emphasize its importance. Remember, it’s not just your grates that need cleaning. Once your grill has cooled down, prepare to remove other parts of your grill.

This step includes:

  • Flavorizer bars
  • Grease trays
  • Burner knobs
  • Warming racks

Remember that warm soapy water we talked about earlier? Put all of these parts together in a bucket of warm, soapy water and let them soak for another 30 minutes.

Scrub Down Your Grates

After your equipment soaked, grab your grill brush and give the grates another once over. Not all of the toughest bits of grease and grime would have come off during the soaking process. However, this final scrub should do the trick and leave your grill ready for that next slab of steak!

Skip the Work and Grab a Steak From Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse

If all of those steps seem a little bit much for the Texas heat, we understand! That’s why we’ve decided to just invite you over to our place for a grilled cut of beef!

The team at Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse has taken every precaution to ensure that our establishment is safe and prepared for your visit. Contact us today to make a reservation or schedule curbside pickup! We’re ready to make your summer days special!