How to clean your Cal Flame grill

Mf you haven’t used your Cal Flame Grill in a few months, we recommend that you clean the burners and the interior of your grill. Cleaning the burners periodically will keep them burning evenly and cleanly and help prevent flashback, a type of fire in and around the gas tubes. This happens when spiders and small insects inhabit or make nests in the burner tubes, obstructing the gas flow.

IMPORTANT: Before removing the burners, turn OFF all of the gas control knobs, shut off the fuel supply, and disconnect the fuel line.

Cleaning your Cal Flame Grill

1. Remove the Components.  Remove the grill racks, the flavor bars, and the flame tamers from the grill and set them aside. They don’t need to be in the grill in order to clean them. In fact, all of the items can be cleaned in a dishwasher if you wish. Leave the drip pan in place for now.

2. Remove the Burners.  The burners can be removed by taking out the locking pins and carefully lifting them up and away from the valve orifice. The locking pins are located under the grill toward the back. They are used to keep the burners in place during shipping and are not necessary to operate your grill.

3. Clean the Burners.  Use a wire brush to clean the outer surface of each burner to remove food residue and dirt. Clean any clogged ports with a stiff wire such as an opened paper clip. Make sure the flow channel is clear. The flow channel is the narrow slot on the bottom of the burner near the anchor post. Inspect each burner for damage, such as cracks and holes. If any damage is found, don’t use the grill until you replace the burner.

4. Clean the grill interior.  While the burners are out of the grill, you can use this opportunity to clean the interior of your grill thoroughly. You should still have the drip pan in place to catch water and grime as you clean the grill interior. When the grill interior is clean, remove the drip pan. Dump out any water and grime residue and spray it off with a garden hose. Dry both the grill interior and the drip pan thoroughly to prevent water damage.

5. Clean the components.  You can clean the racks by first soaking them in warm water and dish detergent and scrubbing them with a wire brush. Clean the flavor bars and the flame tamers with dish detergent. You can use any kind of scrubber you wish: a non-abrasive pad, steel wool, or a wire brush, depending on your needs. Dry all of the components thoroughly to prevent water damage.

6. Replace the Burners.  Before you replace the burners, inspect the gas valve orifices for cleanliness and condition and the location of the igniters. Set the flame tamers in place before you replace the burners. Carefully insert the burner into the opening for the valve orifice and gently slide it in. Then set the other end of the burner down so the anchor post rests in the hole. When you replace the burners, you don’t need to replace the locking pins.

7. Replace the components.  Put all of the components back as they were, as shown in step 1.

Cal Flame Replacement Parts

Did you find something in your Cal Flame Grill that might need to replaced? Check out our extensive replacement parts direct from the factory. Most products ship within 24 to 48 hours. 

Cal Flame Replacement Stainless Steel Grill Burner for G Series and P Series BBQ07100661 - BetterPatio.com
Cal Flame Replacement Stainless Steel Grill Burner for G Series and P Series BBQ07100661 - BetterPatio.com
Cal Flame Replacement Stainless Steel Grill Burner for G Series and P Series BBQ07100661 - BetterPatio.com
Cal Flame Replacement Stainless Steel Grill Burner for G Series and P Series BBQ07100661 - BetterPatio.com
Cal Flame Replacement Stainless Steel Grill Burner for G Series and P Series BBQ07100661 - BetterPatio.com
Cal Flame Replacement Stainless Steel Grill Burner for G Series and P Series BBQ07100661 - BetterPatio.com
Cal Flame Replacement Stainless Steel Grill Burner for G Series and P Series BBQ07100661 - BetterPatio.com
Cal Flame Replacement Stainless Steel Grill Burner for G Series and P Series BBQ07100661 - BetterPatio.com

Cal Flame Replacement Stainless Steel Grill Burner for G Series and P Series BBQ07100661

$95.00
Cal Flame Replacement Flavor Bar BBQ04103000 - BetterPatio.com
Cal Flame Replacement Flavor Bar BBQ04103000 - BetterPatio.com

Cal Flame Replacement Flavor Bar BBQ04103000

$22.00
Cal Flame Grill Light Glass Lense Only, 3.14
Cal Flame Grill Light Glass Lense Only, 3.14

Cal Flame Grill Light Glass Lense Only, 3.14" x 2.4", CC BBQ10103068

$18.00
Cal Flame Grill Flame Tamers BBQ04103010 - BetterPatio.com
Cal Flame Grill Flame Tamers BBQ04103010 - BetterPatio.com

Cal Flame Grill Flame Tamers BBQ04103010

$20.00
Cal Flame Main Burner Control Valve 1/2
Cal Flame Main Burner Control Valve 1/2

Cal Flame Main Burner Control Valve 1/2" LP Manifold bbq04101016

$21.00
Cal Flame Replacement
Cal Flame Replacement

Cal Flame Grill Grate, V-Style Replacement BBQ04100659

$90.00
Cal Flame Grill Dual Light, Lens, and Assembly BBQ10103070-CC - BetterPatio.com
Cal Flame Grill Dual Light, Lens, and Assembly BBQ10103070-CC - BetterPatio.com

Cal Flame Grill Dual Light, Lens, and Assembly BBQ10103070-CC

$112.00
Cal Flame Warming Rack for 4-Burner Grills - BBQ08100657-CC
Cal Flame Warming Rack for 4-Burner Grills - BBQ08100657-CC

Cal Flame Warming Rack for 4-Burner Grills - BBQ08100657-CC

$69.43
Cal Flame Warming Rack for 5 Burner Grill BBQ08100658-CC
Cal Flame Warming Rack for 5 Burner Grill BBQ08100658-CC

Cal Flame Warming Rack for 5 Burner Grill BBQ08100658-CC

$82.00