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Natural Grill Cleaner

The best BBQ grill cleaner is, of course, a natural grill cleaner. This DIY grill cleaner recipe is toxin free, fast acting, and does the job. Not to mention, it leaves the BBQ sparkling clean inside and out.

Course: Natural Cleaner
Keyword: natural grill cleaner, DIY grill cleaner, BBQ grill cleaner


  • Glass mason jar, 1/2-gallon or quart jars
  • Air Bubble Remover
  • Plastic jar lid
  • bottle funnel
  • fine mesh Sieve
  • Swing Top Bottle or quart Mason jar
  • Amber spray bottle


  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Citrus peels orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, or
  • Citrus Essential Oils wild orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime. Our choice of trusted oils can be found here


  • Add citrus peels to a quart or half gallon mason jar, 3/4 full.
  • Fill jar with vinegar until the peels are covered, leaving a 1-inch headspace.
  • Remove bubbles using an air bubble remover.
  • Add additional vinegar if needed, make sure the peels are covered.
  • Use a fermented weight to ensure the peels stay submerged under the vinegar.
  • Allow the natural grill cleaner to sit for a minimum of 2 to 6 weeks. The longer the citrus vinegar sits, the stronger the concentrate is. Once the mixture is done it will have a strong citrus, and vinegar, smell.
  • The last step is to strain the liquid from the peels. Set up the jar funnel and fine mesh sieve into the jar. Proceed to strain the citrus vinegar concentrate. Reserve the peels to use as a garbage disposal smell buster.


Some might consider utilizing essential oils to make a natural grill cleaner to not be cost effective. This natural grill cleaner takes 96 drops out of a 15 mL bottle. The dilution percentage is 2% and powerful enough to do the job.
  • Add 96 drops of wild orange essential oil, or any citrus essential oil.
  • Next, fill 8-ounce amber spray bottle with white vinegar.
  • Gently swirl mixture prior to using.
  • Store this DIY grill cleaner in a cool dark location.