How to Clean Traeger Grills?

If you’re a fan of Traeger grills, then you know that they can be a little bit tricky to clean. It can be tough to get in all the nooks and crannies between the racks and the grill plates. Luckily, we’ve got a few tips to help make the process a little bit easier. So please read on for our best tips for clean Traeger grills!.

So, the question that arises from many Traeger Grills Users is how to clean a Traeger Grill?

Cleaning a Traeger Wood Pellet Grill.

Step #1: Remove the Grill Grates

To get started, remove the grill grates from the grill. Use a fork or tongs to lift them out of place and set them aside for now. Be sure to keep track of any small parts that often come loose when removed. They may fall through a crack in your grill, so keep an eye out for them.

Step#2: Remove the Ash Drawer

Now, remove the ash drawer from underneath your grill. Be careful with this step, as it can be slightly messy if you’re not careful to secure the contents inside. Once clear, set it aside and away to avoid the mess that will come next.

Step#3: Remove the Ash Pan & Liner

Now it’s time to remove the ash pan and liner from the grill. Don’t just pull this out, as you’ll have a mess on your hands with all of that caked-up ash inside. Instead, carefully use either tongs or pliers to lift them out of place.

Step#4: Clean Ash Out of the Grill

You now have a nice clean canvas to work with, so it’s time to start by scraping out as much ash from inside your grill as you can. A shop vacuum works well for this, but a simple whisk broom or dustpan will work just fine if you don’t own one. Once you have a clean grill, it’s time to get ready for your first fire.

Step#5: Prepare the Grill Grate

Before cooking up, your first course of action is to prepare the grill grate. This may not be easy after so much cleaning and disassembling, but try to grab some pincers or pliers to get the job done. Once you have it clean, wipe down the rest of your grill with a damp cloth or paper towel. You want to remove any excess ash while also getting some water on the metal parts.

Step#6: Prepare for Your First Cook

Now that you’ve cleaned out all of the ash and wiped everything down, it’s time to get ready for first steam. This is the first time you’re cooking on your grill after cleaning all of the ashes out and wiping down the metal parts.

Oil up some paper towels and apply them to your grill with tongs before firing them up. This will help to ensure that your food doesn’t stick to your grill while you’re cooking.


What do I do if my grill doesn’t heat up or is difficult to get started?

Sometimes it can be tough for your grill to reach the proper temperature using the first few pellets. This happens because they haven’t had a chance to warm up the grill.

To get your grill going, simply add a few more extra pellets into your tray and let it work its magic for a little while.

What do I do if my Traeger starts smoking?

We’re sorry to hear that you’re having problems with your Traeger, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to send it back.

If your grill is smoking, there are a few things it could be. First, check the temperature of your grill to make sure that it’s not dangerously hot or too close to the hot zone on your Traeger. If that doesn’t seem like the problem, then this could also mean that you’re running.


I hope I have given you adequate information in this article so that you can clean up your grill when it comes time to do so. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at your convenience.

Once you’re done cleaning up, it’s now time to reassemble the grill before cooking up some tasty food!.


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