How To Easily Clean BBQ Grill Racks #sponsored #PalmoliveWM

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How To Clean BBQ Grill Racks With WAY Less Scrubbing #sponsored #PalmoliveWM

My husband loves to BBQ. There is just something that he loves about standing in the heat of the sun, with more heat in front of him. That is totally not for me – but I love the yumminess he cooks up. And those grill racks, man can they get disgusting. All that grilled on mess that takes tons of scrubbing to remove can get ridiculous. But we have learned a secret! Check out what we learned about how to clean bbq grill racks with just a few things you probably already have at home.

How To Clean BBQ Grill Racks With WAY Less Scrubbing

How To Clean BBQ Grill Racks With WAY Less Scrubbing #sponsored #PalmoliveWM

You want to eat off of this, right? No? Watch us fix it right up with Palmolive.

How To Clean BBQ Grill Racks With WAY Less Scrubbing #sponsored #PalmoliveWM

You will need…
Palmolive Dish Soap
Large trash bag that is resealable {the draw string type work for this}
Nasty grill racks

Now, for the fun part. Go look at your hubby’s grill. Chances are his looks like my husband’s – the grossness. Look tasty? No way. So, let’s fix it.

1. Pop those grill racks out and put them in a large resealable trash bag. You can add more than one, if you like. We have 3 grill racks and we used 2 trash bags total.

How To Clean BBQ Grill Racks With WAY Less Scrubbing #sponsored #PalmoliveWM

2. Add 1/2 cup of Palmolive to 1 gallon of water. I believe you can use whatever type of Palmolive that you like. We chose to use the kind with the Oxy Bubbles. I mean, hey, they’re Oxy Bubble! That means extra clean, right? And who doesn’t like extra clean when it has to do with something touching your food?

How To Clean BBQ Grill Racks With WAY Less Scrubbing #sponsored #PalmoliveWM

3. Let those babies soak in the suds overnight. We did a full 24 hours. You saw those nasty racks, right? Don’t know where to put them for 24 hours? We put them in our bathtub.

24 hours later…

How To Clean BBQ Grill Racks With WAY Less Scrubbing #sponsored #PalmoliveWM

Feast your eyes {and you dinner} on this sparkly cleanness!

How To Clean BBQ Grill Racks With WAY Less Scrubbing #sponsored #PalmoliveWM

Now take those grill racks out of their bags and scrub them down for a few minutes and then admire your handiwork.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. This is such a good idea~! I have never thought of cleaning the grill like this, such a great idea~! I will have to do this.

  2. Seriously? Now.. I am officially impressed! I NEVER would have guess that you could use dishsoap to clean a grill. That looks amazing!

  3. I’m not surprised that Palmolive cleaned that grill so easily. Palmolive is some hard core dishwashing liquid. The best part is it doesn’t make my hands as dry as a desert.

  4. What a neat idea. Never thought of this. Our grill racks are so disgusting.

  5. OH what a fantastic idea. I think Hubs just uses a scrubbing brush without anything? I have no clue since I don’t do the grilling.

  6. Jenna wood says

    We use Palmolive for everything, even pre-treating clothing stains on whites! This looks like another great idea!

  7. This is such a great idea. I had no idea it would be so easy with Palmolive.

  8. I had never thought of using Palmolive for the grill… Oh my goodness, hand-to-forehead how awesome… thanks for the info

  9. Oh goodness, I seriously need to get my grilling racks cleaned! What a great idea! I hate scrubbing

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Me too! Anytime I can soak something instead of scrubbing, I am all about it. Sit down. Watch some TV. Let Palmolive do the work. πŸ™‚

  10. Wow! That is a huge difference! Our grill is messy. Looks like I need to pick up some palmolive!

  11. That’s a pretty smart idea! I hate cleaning the grill, it’s so gross. This looks like an easy way to clean for sure.

  12. Great tip, I don’t think cleaning them could be any easier. I need to try this, ours are horrible!!

  13. Wow that came really clean. I definitely need something with less scrubbing.

  14. Less scrubbing of the BBQ would make my husband a happy camper. I am going to share this with him.

  15. I’ll be using my charcoal grill tomorrow and it’s been sitting a while. It needs a good scrubbing, so thanks for the tip!

  16. Great tips. Ours looks embarrassingly like the first right now πŸ™

  17. Ann Bacciaglia says

    Great tips. I am having a BBQ this weekend and need to clean my grill. Thanks for the post.

  18. This is so smart! I am passing this along to my husband for sure!

  19. I need to do this with my cast iron grates on my INDOOR stove! I never thought to soak overnight. Good idea

  20. Oh yeah Palmolive cleans anything even cloth diaper grime stains! Great tip!

  21. I think it did a great job at getting that nice and clean. I know our grill could use a good scrub down, gonna have to try this out soon!

  22. Amy Desrosiers says

    Wow, it is amazing how Palmolive really cuts the grease!! I want to get that pink variety for myself!

  23. That’s a great idea! After summer ooking we really need to clean ours.

  24. wow! that is really clean! such a chore to clean the grill especially at the end of the season. i’m going to pin this for later!

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    • Dawn McAlexander says

      I am really sorry about that. This giveaway is not hosted by me so I am not sure what to say about it. Did you try refreshing it?

  26. beverly harrold says

    i wish we had time to do a bbq but we have had a lot of success washing the wheels of our ice cream truck with palmolive. what started as a hobby is now a labor of love for our community. going to be really glad when it cools down in november and we can take some time to bbq.

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      That sounds really awesome. We have an ice cream truck that comes through our neighborhood, too. Everyone loves it.

  27. My grill is a hot mess! Thank you for the Palmolive trick. I am going to try it out.

  28. I had never thought of using Palmolive for the grill, That’s a great idea!

  29. just burn that gunk off.another good reason to use a charcoal grill.


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