Everyone admits that cleaning the grill is a tedious task that takes a lot of time and effort. That’s why many people just leave the grates right there after use. Don’t be one of them! A dirty grill not only makes your foods less tasty but also poses harm to your health. You should clean the grill after each use when it is still warm.
With the best grill cleaner, everything will be a whole lot easier. Trust me, you will no longer dread the chore of cleaning grill grates as usual.
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- Therapy Premium Stainless Steel Cleaner
- Liteaid Astonish Oven & Cookware Cleaner
- Easy Off Professional Oven and Grill Cleaner
- Citrusafe Grill Cleaning Spray
- TriNova Premium Stainless Steel Cleaner
- Weber Grill Cleaner Spray
- Carbona 320 2-in-1 Oven Rack and BBQ Cleaner
- Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish
- Member’s Mark Oven, Grill and Fryer Cleaner
- Goo Gone Grill and Grate Cleaner
- TriNova Grill Cleaner Spray for BBQ
- Weiman Oven & Grill Cleaner – BBQ Grill Grates
- Zep Heavy-Duty Oven and Grill Cleaner
- Native Organics Oven & Grill Cleaner Spray
- Letispa Astonish Oven & Cookware Cleaner
- Sprayway Heavy-Duty Oven & Grill Cleaner
- Fantastik Max Oven & Grill Cleaner
- The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Best Grill Cleaner In 2020
- The Bottom Line
Top 18 Best Grill Cleaner Reviews In 2020
Easy Off Professional Fume Free Max Oven Cleaner
Topping today’s list is a cleaner by Easy Off – a household name in the industry. Being fume-free is the main reason why many people love it.
As its name suggests, it gives off no harsh fumes when cleaning your oven. Rest assured that you will smell nothing at all even without a mask. I highly recommend it for those who have breathing and respiratory issues.
This Easy Off BBQ grill cleaner is super easy to use. What you need to do is to apply the agent in a cold oven, close the door, leave it there for a while before finally wiping it clean. And again, you don’t to wear a pair of gloves during the process.
You can decide on the waiting time based on your needs. It takes from two hours to overnight for a thorough cleaning, but in urgent cases, you can begin to wipe after 30 minutes and the oven is still spot clean.
This is not really a catch, but I feel the need to tell you so that you can consider carefully. If you don’t rinse off the solution well, it will smoke and smell terrible when you turn on the oven.
- Fume-free cleaning agent
- Super easy to use
- Quick and effective
- Not for aluminum or painted surfaces
This Therapy cleaner offers good value for money. It delivers excellent performance at a pretty affordable price.
What makes it outstanding is the plant-based formula that is safe and effective at the same time. It is capable of removing the most stubborn streaks, smudges, and fingerprints on a stainless steel surface, bringing back the original shiny finish. Notably, it doesn’t leave streaks like cheaply-made products.
Plus, the formula contains protective properties that work well on outdoor barbecue grills and appliances.
I love how easy it is to pump the cleaning detergent out of the bottle, as well as the fact that it allows me to choose between a wide or narrow spray.
The cleaner comes with a microfiber cloth for effortless cleaning. Nonetheless, I still advise you to get a sponge if the cleanup process might involve scrubbing.
- Entirely plant-based formula
- No streak left
- Useful spray bottle top
- It cannot handle heavily streaky areas
Liteaid Astonish Oven & Cookware Cleaner
Liteaid is a lesser-known brand when it comes to cleaning agents, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that this product performs poorly. Instead, it is quite good compared to other cleaners in the same range.
It is time to ditch the chemicals. By buying this degreaser, you will have an eco-friendly solution that is non-toxic for the hands.
Without all toxic chemicals, the cleaner has average cleaning power. Still, it is capable of removing dirt and stains with ease.
This Astonish cleaner will make you astonished at how versatile it is (pun intended!). It works on cookware, pans, ovens, and stovetops; both glass ceramic and stainless steel are fine. The thing is excellent for bathtubs, ceramic tiles, and shower doors at the same time. That said, it cleans almost everything like an all-purpose cleaner does.
It would attract more customers with a better container. The current one is quite weak and flimsy.
- Biodegradable and non-toxic
- Suitable for many surfaces
- Flimsy bottle
- Average cleaning power
Easy Off Professional Oven and Grill Cleaner
I’m not really impressed with most products by Easy Off, but this is an exception. I mean, the heavy-duty grill cleaner does amaze me.
The best thing about this cleaner is it comes with the strongest formula by Easy Off, which delivers exceptional cleaning effect. Tough stains and burned-on grease will come off quickly once coming in contact with its liquid. Trust me, it truly works wonder for your grill grates!
The thing is ideal for cleaning ovens, broilers, barbecue grills, and the like.
Make sure you wear rubber gloves and a mask when using, as the chemical smell is quite bad. Don’t clean when pets and children are nearby. Another word of caution: I don’t recommend this Easy Off cleaner for those who have respiratory or breathing issues, asthma for example.
Fortunately, Easy Off introduced another version that has the same formula but without harsh fumes. You need to trade off the speed, however.
- Super strong formula
- Incredibly quick and effective
- Low price tag and big size (24oz can)
- Harsh smell
- Not for those with breathing issues
Citrusafe Grill Cleaning Spray
Unlike most items on the product, this Citrusafe is an all-purpose cleaner. That is not to say it fails as a grill cleaner. As a degreaser, its performance is acceptable. You can use it to get rid of stains and grease that recently build up on your grills, but don’t expect it to cut through burned-on gunk. It is not made for that job.
This is a fairly basic cleaner. Still, many people love it because of the nice smell it gives off afterward. Also, the properties of citrus make it biodegradable, non-toxic, as well as non-corrosive. As an added perk, this basic cleaner provides a comfortable grip with a decent spray nozzle.
All in all, this Citrusafe is not the best or the strongest kitchen degreaser out there, but it is decent for the price.
- Low price tag
- Large bottle of 23oz
- Nice smell
- Mediocre grill cleaning power
What should I say about this TriNova cleaner?
Generally speaking, this is not a bad product. But it doesn’t make a good degreaser either, despite the label ‘premium’ in the name. Its performance falls in the middle, but with the same price, you can find hundreds of better options.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you should avoid buying this degreaser at all cost. There is still quite a lot to love about it. For example, it contains no abrasive chemicals or ingredients, making it perfectly safe to use on any surfaces. Plus, the solution leaves nothing but a brilliant shine after use. As an added bonus, you will get a microfiber cloth alongside the spray bottle itself.
But as I said, there are more excellent picks out there. The TriNova premium cleaner still lacks a thing to stand out from the crowd.
- Safe for almost all surfaces
- Streak-free and anti-scratch
- Microfiber cloth included
- Average cleaning power
Weber Grill Cleaner Spray
Weber is one of the biggest name in the kitchenware industry. You can rest assured about the quality of any Weber product, including this grill cleaner spray. It may not work well as an everyday cleaner, but few can beat it in removing grease on multiple surfaces such as barbecue grills, cookers, ovens, microwaves, and more.
How to use this Weber grill cleaner is super easy. You don’t need to heat the grill before scrubbing the grease as with other products. Instead, just spray it on and wait a minute to let the cleaner foam and loosen the grease. Then, pick up the brush and start blasting off the grease right away! A few rubs and your grates will be squeaky-clean.
On the whole, you will save much time, effort, and also fuel with Weber grill cleaner.
Its formula earns a big bonus from me. To be specific, it is derived from natural products, hence being biodegradable, non-flammable, and non-corrosive. Also, it doesn’t irritate the skin.
- No need to heat grill before use
- Natural-based formula
- Great price for a 16oz bottle
- Not an all-purpose cleaner
- Uncomfortable to hold
Carbona 320 2-in-1 Oven Rack and BBQ Cleaner
Cleaning your grill has never been easier with the help of Carbona 2-in-1 cleaner. No need to turn on the oven or grill to remove dirt before cleaning. Just get down to the job straight away: pour the solution onto the grill, leave it there for a while, and rinse it clean in the end. Easy, right? Even a clumsy person will find it easy.
But wait, there is something to complain.
You need to wait a long, long time (8 hours to be exact) before the cleaner works to remove tough stains. If you want to use the grill or oven soon, look elsewhere for another product. If not, this is still a great option that you shouldn’t miss.
I give this cleaner an added bonus as it works on both stainless steel and enamel. You know, some degreasers are only suitable for stainless steel, which is quite limited. Luckily, we have the Carbona degreaser.
Aside from the bottle itself, the purchase includes a rack cleaning bag and a pair of dissolvable gloves. A real bargain!
- Maximum ease of use
- Suitable for stainless steel and enamel
- Cleaning bag and gloves included
- Long waiting time
- You need to soak the grill
Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish
If you are into cleaning, then you know the name Weiman. And if you know Weiman, you should not miss out on this excellent cleaner of the brand.
Its name indicate that you are getting a stainless steel cleaner, but actually you can use it on ceramic or stone grills and ovens as well. Thanks to the neutral pH level, this solution simply cleans without damaging these surfaces like acidic or alkaline cleaners.
You will surely be impressed with how shiny your stainless steel look after using the product.
When you buy this streak-free cleaner, you will get two bottles, each measures 12 ounces. The small size makes it easy to hold, and the 24oz capacity in total offers great value for money.
This is a great deal overall, except for the fact that it is not especially powerful to cut through caked-on and burned grease.
- PH neutral formula
- Small bottle for a comfortable grip
- Microfiber cloth included
- Not really strong
Member’s Mark Oven, Grill and Fryer Cleaner
I’m glad to introduce you to another wallet-friendly pick: the grill cleaner by Member’s Mark Oven. It delivers decent performance on a budget, and the set of three 16oz bottle makes it ideal for heavy-duty use. In other words, let’s purchase this product if you grill a lot.
The thing works like a magic in removing grease and carbon buildup on your grill grates, but be warned, it is not that good against caked-on stains.
Want to know the best part?
You are able to use this grill cleaner on hot surfaces. There is no need to wait for the grill to cool down before getting down to cleaning it. Instead, just spray the fluid on the grates, scrape off grease and grime, rinse off all stuffs and you are good to go! The grates will certainly be spot clean.
- Budget-friendly set of three cleaners
- Ideal for commercial use
- Safe on hot surfaces
- Not effective against caked-on grease
Goo Gone Grill and Grate Cleaner
Goo Gone cleaner is a go-to option for those who have a tight budget. Its price is surprisingly low given the 24oz volume. Plus, it works exceptionally well at cleaning stubborn grease that has been left for a long time.
Its strong cleaning power is probably due to the properties, which are biodegradable and non-corrosive. As an added perk, it is able to reduce smoke or flare-ups as well.
I love how sweet this cleaner smells in the air. However, some customers find it too sweet for their taste. Whether you like it or not depends entirely on your preference.
You can use this product on metals, cooking grates, drip pans, etc. Nonetheless, it doesn’t make a good all-purpose spray cleaner. Don’t feel tempted to use it for everyday cleaning then.
Here is a downside: it clings too firmly to the surface that might leave residue afterward no matter how hard you rinse. If you don’t think it is a deal breaker, let’s buy this Goo Gone cleaner now.
- Great cleaning power
- Low price tag
- Sweet smell
- Too clingy that may leave residue
TriNova Grill Cleaner Spray for BBQ
Few can deny that TriNova grill cleaner is a solid pick in its price range. It looks great and cleans exceptionally well. To be specific, it cuts through caked-on grease and grime like a hot knife through butter.
As I said, it looks great with a modern design in black and white, making an elegant addition to your kitchen. You no longer have to hide away the ugly-looking grill cleaners like with other models. Instead, just leave it on the countertop.
What stops me from giving this degreaser a 5-star rating is ease of use. This 18oz bottle is large, which lasts you longer, but you may find it a bit ha
- Beautiful design in black and white
- Exceptional cleaning power
- Large 18oz bottle
- Uncomfortable grip due to the shape
Weiman Oven & Grill Cleaner – BBQ Grill Grates
Another Weiman product makes its way to today’s list. This time, it is the Weiman grill cleaner designed for grill grates. Don’t worry! You can always use it for other cooking appliances such as ovens, broiler pans, drip pans, etc.
It is quick to foam and cut through grains and residue on the ovens and grills. However, the cleaning power falls into the middle of the competition, and it needs more to impress as a degreaser. Still, as long as your grill doesn’t have caked-on grease that has been there for decades, the cleaner manages to give a shiny surface.
What I like best about this product is it has minimal fumes. If you are not sensitive to scent, you will not smell it.
- It cleans quite well
- Minimal fumes
- Suitable for many cooking appliances
- Not especially powerful
- It needs lots of scrubbing
Zep Heavy-Duty Oven and Grill Cleaner
Another commercial cleaner with restaurant-grade formula on the list. This time, it is a product by Zep. The thing doesn’t fail me when it comes to performance. It foams well and clings firmly to the surfaces to dissolve even the toughest stains. For the price you cannot ask for more.
It is designed to use on ovens, BBQ grills, porcelain, burner drip pans, etc.
Attention! You should not use this cleaning solution on aluminum, copper, chrome, or painted surfaces.
The manufacturer provided you with three versions, one with one pack, one with two packs, and the other with twelve packs. No doubt it is one of the best deals you can find on the market.
- Surprisingly low price tag
- Three options for quantity
- Restaurant-grade formula
- Chemicals included in the properties
- Not for aluminum, copper, chrome, or painted surfaces
Native Organics Oven & Grill Cleaner Spray
Right from the name, it tells that you are getting a plant-based oven cleaner. The thing is 100% natural without any toxic chemicals, thereby being eco-friendly and safe to use. Some of the ingredients are coconut fatty acid, soy oil, orange oil, etc. These oils make a nice smell as well.
Although a plant-based cleaner, it really works like magic to remove tough messes and build ups on your grill thanks to the special formula that binds organic matter to metal surfaces. Only a bit elbow grease is required.
When you buy this cleaner, you will receive a huge 33.8oz bottle. It will surely last long so that you don’t need to buy another bottle so soon.
To top all the goodies off, the product is covered with a hassle-free refund or replacement. If for any reason you are not satisfied with this cleaner, Native Organics guarantee to give your money back.
So don’t worry and give it a try!
- 100% plant-based cleaner
- Nice smell
- Hassle-free refund or replacement
- It needs a bit elbow grease
- Might be difficult to hold
Letispa Astonish Oven & Cookware Cleaner
This cleaner earns a lot of 5-star ratings from customers. Let’s discover the reason why!
First off, it lives up to my expectations of cleaning power. Just spray it on any metal surface, use a sponge or so to scrub and you are good go go! The surface will be squeaky-clean without any streak. For caked-on grease, it is a bit harder as you need to scrub many times. This is a small price to pay for such an excellent kitchen degreaser.
It is designed to work on stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and brass. Note that the thing is mildly abrasive, so avoid spraying it on any surfaces with a high gloss shine.
The scent is a bit strong, so you may need to wear a mask and open the windows while cleaning your grills.
- Suitable for stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and brass
- Decent cleaning ability
- A bit strong scent
Sprayway Heavy-Duty Oven & Grill Cleaner
The end of the list is near, but don’t skip any line unless you want to miss out on a great option like this Sprayway grill and oven cleaner. It is labeled heavy duty to meet the need of restaurants or families that do a lot of grilling often.
Thanks to the strong formula, it can remove oil, grease, carbon stains, and even caked-on grime with ease. Cleaning the grill is no longer a dreadful task once you bring home this degreaser. Make sure you wear thick rubber gloves when cleaning, as the cleaner is so strong that it may irritate your hands.
Although this cleaning agent contains chemicals, it doesn’t smell as bad as some heavy-duty degreasers out there. Still, you should wear a mask when using it.
If you have been looking for a powerful item that really cleans your ovens and grills, you should give this Sprayway a try.
- Professional-strength formula
- Incredibly strong against grease
- Not bad smell
- May irritate your hands
Fantastik Max Oven & Grill Cleaner
Last but not least, let’s go through the review of Fantastik oven and grill cleaner with me. Is it really fantastic as its name?
At first glance, this is one of the best budget cleaners you are able to find. Just spend a few bucks and you are getting a huge 32oz bottle of cleaning agent. It will surely be in service for a long time. On the flip side, the big size makes it a pain to hold for a long time.
This cleaner has a lot of applications throughout the kitchen, aside from the core function of removing grease on grills and ovens. For example, you can use it to clean aluminum and glass stuffs as it is non-corrosive. It is safe to say that it doubles as a degreaser and an all-purpose cleaner.
Nonetheless, it is tailored to be most effective on conventional and self-clearing ovens.
- Quick and effective
- A budget pick for the price
- Safe on aluminum and glass
- The large bottle may be difficult to hold
The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Best Grill Cleaner In 2020
Here are some essential factors that you should consider before jumping to buy the best grill cleaner on the market.
Each cleaning solution has different properties that suit specific tasks. For example, we have all-purpose cleaners and kitchen degreasers. And amongst thousands of degreasers, there are some intended for stainless steel, others for ceramic, etc. You should make sure the cleaner is safe for what you are going to clean. Otherwise, it would leave scratches or in worse cases, damage the surface of your grills.
Some degreasers have an incredible cleaning power just because they contain strong chemicals in the formula. These chemicals are harmful your grills and your health at the same time. Instead, you should choose kitchen degreasers with plant-based properties, which are slightly less powerful but much safer. Also, most of them are biodegradable, making them friendly to the environment.
At the end of the day, the core function of a grill cleaner is to clean. It is pointless to buy a grill cleaners that cannot cut through caked-on grease or grime that sticks on the grates. But as I said above, don’t trade safety for power. Chemical cleaners are powerful yet harmful. Meanwhile, plant-based degreasers still do the job while being safe and eco-friendly. For example, the Citrusafe spray cleaner has a citrus-based formula, and it is no less powerful than some products that use various chemicals to clean.
At first glance, this seems a minor factor that isn’t worth your attention. In fact, scent greatly affects your experience with a certain product.
Everyone loves a cleaner with sweet smell, but few are into one that leaves harsh and unpleasant scent after use. Another reason that makes scent a significant factor is it gives a hint on the properties. Chemical cleaners will give off a harsh smell, while most plant-based products smell fantastic.
Ease Of Use
The best grill cleaner should be easy to use. Fortunately, most degreasers are designed to cover the entire cleaning chores for you. There is little left to do, except for spraying the fluid and rinsing the surface later.
Ease of use also involves a comfortable grip. Some spray bottles have such a design that is awkward to hold. You will find it a real nuisance if cleaning for a long time. So make sure you choose a bottle that offers a firm and comfortable grip. It is best to be small in size.
After spraying the cleaning agent on the surface, you have to wait for it to foam and dissolve grease. The time delay varies with each product, some takes 5 minutes while a few need up to one hour! Based on your demand, you can choose the right cleaner with the ideal waiting time.
What is the best grill cleaner?
I think these are the best grill cleaners:
- Therapy Premium Stainless Steel Cleaner
- Weber Grill Cleaner Spray
- TriNova Grill Cleaner Spray for BBQ
What can I use to clean a gas grill?
Any common cleaning equipment shall be fine, for example, grill brushes, microfiber cloth, detailing brushes, etc. Don’t forget to use the kitchen degreaser to remove grease and grime quickly and effortlessly.
Is grill cleaner toxic?
Not at all. Most grill cleaners are safe to use, but some products do contain chemicals that produce harsh smell. You should wear a mask and gloves when using them to clean.
Can you clean a grill with vinegar?
Of course you can. If you run out of cleaning agent, you can use vinegar as an alternative. What you need to do is to pour vinegar and water into a spray bottle, shake it, and spray the mixture onto the grills.
How do you clean grill grates after use?
It is really simple. Just take the grates off the grill, spray grill cleaner on the surface and let them soak for up to one hour. Then, take the grates out to scrub before rinsing all. Leave them to dry before putting back to the grill.
How do I clean my grill with baking soda?
Do it as you use vinegar. But instead of mixing vinegar with water, you combine vinegar with baking soda to a ratio of 2 to 1.
Grill cleaners make cleaning an easy task rather than something tedious and dreadful. With 18 products reviewed above, I hope you can finally choose the best grill cleaner to bring home. If there is any question that bothers you, feel free to ask me. I am more than willing to help.
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