How to Clean a Hibachi Grill

By Aaron Wein

Cleaning a hibachi grill can be a daunting task because of its size and because of how dirty it can get after cooking a large meal. Instead of merely washing it in a dishwasher like a pan, the hibachi grill takes some physical labor to create a spotless surface. But, with a little elbow grease, cleaning a hibachi grill is made simple by using food-safe cleaning detergent, water, rags and a grill cleaner screen.

How to Clean a Hibachi Grill

Step 1

Wait for the grill to cool off completely. Steam can cause burns if the grill is still hot.

Step 2

Fill two small buckets with about one-quarter gallon of warm water each. Put enough Palmolive in one bucket to make the water sudsy.

Step 3

Place one grill cleaning screen on the hibachi grill and dampen one of the rags in the bucket of water and Palmolive. Fold the rag into a rectangular shape so that it's roughly the same size as the grill cleaning screen and place the rag on top of the grill cleaning screen.

Step 4

Use both hands to push on the rag and screen and rub the grill until you are satisfied with its cleanliness.

Step 5

Dampen the other towel in the other bucket of water and dry the surface of the hibachi grill, removing all the loose grime off grill surface with the rag. Use the bucket of water to rinse the towel if it gets dirty. Squeeze the rag to dry it and continue wiping the grill with it until the grill surface is dry and clear of all the loose food and grime.