Using Automotive Cleaning Supplies For Your Household Cleaning!

Using Automotive Cleaning Supplies For Your Household Cleaning!

Although we are a professional automotive detailing supply company, sometimes we wonder if what we sell can translate into household cleaning? With summer rapidly approaching, now’s the time to get your grill primed and ready for another season of backyard cookouts, burgers and barbecue. And the very first step is to clean the entire grill of all remnants from last summer’s cooking adventures. Last week I was planning on cleaning my grill, however, household soap just didn't work very well. It left grease, and marks on the grill. I started to think... I wonder if automotive degreaser will work? So, I put it to the test. Before we jump into it, let's just go through the steps and the things you should use for this specific task. 


First, Burn it.

To clean a gas grill, start by firing up the grill, closing the hood, and letting it come to full temperature. Wait at least 30 minutes for the extreme temperature to singe any stuck-on food or grease. Next, dip the wire brush into a bucket of warm, soapy water and scrub off all the carbon from the grates. Then turn off the gas, and disconnect and remove the propane tank. Let the grill cool completely.


Second, Get Cleaning.

After the grates and panels have soaked, take them out and scrub them with the wire brush. For really stubborn gunk, mix some cleaning supplies apply it directly to the worst caked-on food bits. Rinse all surfaces clean, making sure to thoroughly dry cast-iron grates to avoid rusting. And this is also a great time to inspect the porcelain grates for chips, which may eventually lead to rust.


Now... This is where things got interesting. I started out with normal dish soap, and my god it was tough to clean. I was scrubbing and scrubbing and it seemed like too much effort but not so much result. So I went ahead and took some of the degreasers that we had from our store, and put it to test. I sprayed it onto the surface, and let it dwell for a bit and here goes the scrubbing. Surprisingly, all the grime and sticky burnt out stuff came out so easily! I did not apply much of a force at all and it came out so effortlessly. I was much impressed! 




Now lastly, Wash and Burn off!

Refill the bucket with clean water. Now wash down the surfaces you just cleaned using a large kitchen sponge. Be aware the steel wool, metal sponges, and coarse scouring pads can cause scratches, so avoid using them on finished surfaces.

After this, you would want to turn on your grill and let it burn off the exccess chemicals and such for at least 30 minutes. 


For me, trying out new things has always been fun for me! Sometimes, it pays off! Using your spare automotive supplies around the house for tough duties sometimes could be easier! It's meant to deal with harsh grime and dirt on your vehicle, just make sure you apply safely and clean it thoroughly after to make sure there isn't leftover chemicals on the surface! Now, go grab some of your supplies and happy cleaning!