HOW TO: Clean The Inside Of A Weber Genesis Gas Grill Lid


 

Bruce

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
WHAT: This is a How To on cleaning the inside of a Weber Genesis gas grill lid

WHY: This is not normally necessary for a typical cleaning on a Weber gas grill. It would be for someone looking to restore their personal grill or rehabbing a grill for resale. It really makes it stand out against the myriad of other used Webers for sale out there.

WHAT YOU NEED:
o Weber Genesis gas grill lid
o Single sided razor blade scraper holder
o Single sided razor blades: 100 Pack or 10 Pack
o #0000 Steel Wool
o Cleaner like Simple Green

Here is a quick video I did while I was cleaning up the lid on my latest rehab/flip grill.

 
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Jeff MA

TVWBB All-Star
Nice video as usual Bruce.

I usually do the same steps but the last couple lids I did I sprayed them first with Dawn Power Dissolver and let them sit for 10 minutes then the grease/carbon came off so much easier. Still used the razor scraper but it comes off in a "goo-like" substance almost like using paint stripper on wood.

Jeff
 

EddF

TVWBB Member
I'm going to give this a try tonight, Bruce! I have been going at it with a painters tool scraper and oven cleaner, but the single blade will definitely clean it up much more. Thanks for the video!
 

Dan Leighton

TVWBB Pro
Bruce:
Great video. My Genesis has the curved lid and until now I had been using plastic scrapers with the endcaps on. I'll have to try your method for next cleaning! Don't need flakes falling in the food.
 

Stefan H

TVWBB Wizard
I love using that razor blade scraper. I am using it on kettles as well. Works great on all the porcelain enameled surfaces. I also use it to clean the inside of the cast aluminum sides of the lid and the inside of the firebox.
 

Dan Leighton

TVWBB Pro
Bruce:
Thanks again for the great video on cleaning the inside of the lid. I wish you had done that video last year! The one rehab I did last fall involved a plastic scraper which didn't work too well. I spent hours and only got about 90% off the lid. My son was still overjoyed with the Christmas gift of that 2007 Genesis LP e-320. It was his first quality grill. It has received heavy use this year. Over the weekend, I picked up a razor scraper and just did it on the blue lid I am now using. Got ride of a decade of God only knows what in about 15 minutes. I did not remove the endcaps, but was able to knock off any flaking scale with a wire brush. Also cleaned up the inside of my old black lid before storage. It worked great on that one too and I'm still on the 1st razor blade.
 
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