The 5 Best Grill Scrapers + How To Use One Effectively

If your family loves doing some outdoor cooking in the summer, but you find that your grill has developed some buildup that is a little gross, you need a grill cleaning tool. A grill scraper is one of the best grill cleaning tools for quickly and easily cleaning your cooking surface.

If your dad loves grilling but hates the cleanup (or worse, doesn't clean the grill after he's done), grab him a grill scraper for Father's Day to simplify the process for him. It'll make his BBQ taste better, and his grill last longer!

How to Use a Grill Scraper

According to NBC News, experts recommend bringing the grill to its highest temperature with the lid down and allowing the heat to burn off any dirt or grime for a few minutes. Then, use a grill brush to scrape off any excess char or food. You should also use a grill brush to clean the grill grate before you cook, but if you thoroughly clean the grill after cooking, cleaning it before cooking will require very little effort. The high heat will make cleaning the hot grates much easier. You'll find cleaning a hot grill to be way less effort than cleaning it once it's cooled.

If you use a wooden grill scraper, getting started can be a bit cumbersome, but they work wonderfully later. You'll want to use the scraper on a hot grill to ensure the teeth are burning into the wood. After three or four cleaning sessions, you'll notice there are perfect grooves that fit your grill, making it super easy to clean your barbecue grill once you're done cooking.

If you use a wire brush grill cleaner, all you'll need to do is let the wire bristles do their work and scrape off the residue from the food.

Best Grill Scrapers

1. Cuisinart Grill Cleaning Brush, CCB-5014, Stainless Steel

This stainless steel scrubber has a conveniently long handle to prevent burns while you clean the grill. The metal bristles are high-quality and durable enough to withstand tons of use while effectively cleaning the hot grates.

2. Grill Brush and Scraper Bristle Free - Safe BBQ Brush for Grill Best Rated - 18'' Stainless Grill Grate Cleaner - Safe Grill Accessories for Porcelain/Weber Gas/Charcoal Grill - Gifts for Grill Wizard

This bristle-free BBQ grill brush is a best seller on Amazon and has over 6,000 ratings. The unique helix wire design is super heavy-duty and works to scrape off tough grease and food residue.

3. AQUEENLY Wood Grill Scraper Tool, Wooden Grill Cleaner Scraper, Wood Grill Brush BBQ Cleaner Alternative, BBQ Wood Scraper for Cleaning Top and Between Barbecue grates, Safe & Bristle Free Barbecue

This wood grill scraper is a great BBQ tool if you want to avoid metal bristles. The wood handle is ergonomic, and this scraper tool works well on gas grills or charcoal grills.

4. Grill Griddle Scraper Set of 4, Leonyo Stainless Steel Metal Grill Scraper Tool for Flat Top Teppanyaki BBQ, Versatile Scraper for Dough Pancake Pizza Home Baking Cooking, Slant Edge & Dishwasher Safe

If you have a flat top, this griddle scraper is perfect for keeping your cooking surface clean and ready for use. The slanted edge allows for easy removal of stuck-on grease and residue, and the durable ABS plastic handle is heat-proof and long-lasting.

5. POLIGO Safe Grill Brush and Scraper with Deluxe Handle - 18" Grill Cleaner Brush Stainless Steel Bristle Grill Brush for Outdoor Grill Wizard Grate - BBQ Brush for Grill Cleaning Ideal Grilling Gifts

This grill cleaning brush features three round bristle tools for effective cleaning of not only the top of the grates but the sides too. This brush is perfect for any type of grill, the stainless steel construction ensures durability, and the double-sided design makes cleaning a breeze.

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