Is that peeling paint on the inside of the grill lid?

Example of grease build-up on inside of grill

Example of grease build-up on the inside of the grill

There is no paint applied on the inside of your grill lid and not used on the inside of our grills due to the fact that paint is flammable and toxic. What you are seeing is a carbon and grease build-up on the inside of your grill. Remarkably it does resemble the look of peeling paint, but it is simply residue that can be scraped off.  There are several ways that your grill lid can be cleaned.

  1. You can use a wadded up ball of aluminum foil, or a plastic flat blade putty knife to scrape off the majority of the food build-up. The loosened material can be removed with a shop vac.
  2. You can also take the removal a step further if you would like and use a brass wire wheel to remove any excess residue left in the casting.
  3. You can also use a garden hose to remove some of the material, but if you do this, first you will need to remove the briquettes and cover your collector box & electrode with aluminum foil so they don’t get wet. After cleaning, once the grill is dry, remove the foil from the collector box and put the briquettes back in place.
  4. The inside of the grill lid can also be power washed, but you will want to remove the top casting from the grill before you do this, so the water doesn’t damage the ignitor or break the briquettes, or tip the grill over.