A couple people asked how I get my portable grill of 8 years still looking so good.
First off, it's heavy steel construction.
But anyway, first off, I get a tub.
Fill a large pail with hot soapy water, pour it into the tub.
Then i used a putty knife to scrape the build up off the bottom.
Then, with a plastic mesh covered sponge, I scrub the inside with the soapy water.
After soaking for about half an hour, I use the putty knife on the heat shield, and the sponge on the rest.
Rinse everything with the hose, and reassemble.
Have a great weekend!