How to Clean Your Traeger Grill

How often should I clean my grill?

We recommend cleaning the grill after every 2-3 cooks – at least every 20 hours of cooking. However, you may need to clean it out more often when cooking greasier foods or after a long cook. Keeping your grill clean isn’t only about appearances. It’s necessary for proper grill maintenance. A clean grill is more sanitary and ensures that your grill will work the way you want it to.

How you clean a grill: 

  1. Spray the grill grate and inside the chimney with an all-natural degreaser/cleaner
  2. Remove and clean both sides of the grill grates using a cleaning cloth or heavy-duty paper towels. Avoid using wire brushes, which can damage the grates.
  3. Dispose of old foil or drop tray liners.
  4. Remove and wipe down the drip tray and the heat baffle
  5. Vacuum the inside of the grill and the firepot thoroughly
  6. Empty the hopper and vacuum out any sawdust from the hopper and the auger tube
  7. Scrub the inside of the chimney using a cleaning cloth or heavy-duty paper towels
  8. Spray the inside and outside of the grill with the all-natural degreaser/cleaner and allow to soak for several minutes before wiping clean with a paper towel or cleaning cloth.
    1. Do NOT clean the Thermocouple or RTD unless there is a visual build-up on it that needs to be removed. 
    2. While we recommend Traeger All Natural Cleaner, you may also use any non-chemical or a mixture of diluted dish soap, water, and vinegar. 
  9. Reinsert all components, including the heat baffle, drip tray, drip tray liners/foil, new buckets liners, and the grill grates, and you are all set!

Trager on!