Cleaning The Otto Grill

The Best Way to Clean your Grill

We all like to grill. Cleaning, not so much. That's why it's always been important to Otto that his grills be easy to clean. In this tutorial, we'll show you the best way to clean your Otto Grill.

Easy-to-clean accessories
Most of Otto’s accessories are dishwasher-safe. The drip tray, tongs, stainless steel grill grates, thermal shield, and stainless steel pizza peel can all go straight into the dishwasher. Only the cast iron grate has to be washed by hand.

Let your grill cool off
It is very important that you let your Otto Grill cool down before you clean it, or you may burn yourself. This is especially important after grilling at a very high temperature.

Easy access to the inside of your grill
A key difference between the Otto Grill and other grills is its removable top. The inside of the Otto Grill is easily accessible by opening the buckles on the back of the grill and removing the top, which contains the infrared burners. Without top access, the inside of a grill, and especially its corners, can be very difficult to clean (unless you have very small hands!).

The Otto Grill base

The cleaning process
Make sure to wear protective gloves while cleaning to shield your hands from any chemicals that might be in your detergents. Spray the bottom and the walls of your grill with a fat dissolvent, such as a grill cleaner spray, plain vinegar, or just dish soap, and let it sit for five minutes. After five minutes, take a kitchen sponge and wipe away all the grilling residue from your Otto Grill. Use steel wool for especially stubborn stains and grease. If you want to avoid scratching the steel, make sure to rub in the same direction as the steel. Afterwards, rinse the inside of the grill with some warm water to remove any remaining mess. To finish, spray the inside with a steel polish, let it take sit for a moment, and wipe it clean with a soft cloth.

The Otto Grill top

The top of your Otto Grill
The infrared burners themselves do not require cleaning. Thanks to their extreme temperatures, residue such as fat simply burns off. In specialist jargon, we call this phenomenon pyrolysis. Of course, you probably still want to the rest of your grill to shine! Place the top upside down and spray the steel frame around the infrared burners with a grill cleaner or vinegar. Let the spray take sit for a minute and then clean the frame with steel wool. Rotate the top to clean the front of it. For the logo, only use a soft material – no aggressive dissolvent –or the logo might become bleached and fade. To finish, use a steel polish spray and a soft cloth to make your Otto Grill shine in all its glory.