Citrusafe BBQ Grid & Grate Electric Grill Cleaner Spray

Last updated date: September 9, 2020

DWYM Score
8.9

Citrusafe BBQ Grid & Grate Electric Grill Cleaner Spray

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Overall Take

This electric grill cleaner uses the power of citrus to get your grill sparkling clean. The formula is biodegradable and free from harmful toxins. It's also non-flammable, making it a safer choice when cleaning grills and ovens. In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the Citrusafe Citrusafe BBQ Grid & Grate Electric Grill Cleaner Spray placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 9, 2020:
Checkout The Best Electric Grill Cleaner for a detailed review of all the top electric grill cleaners.

Expert Summarized Score
9.3
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
781 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Good formula for degreaser.
- Boat Basin Cafe
D-limonene, the active ingredient in Citrusafe Grill Cleaning Spray is safe for your grill, safe for the environment, and safe for you.
- Bob Vila
Unlike some grill cleaners, there is no need to fire up the grill in order to get the job done. The spray gets to work even when the grill is cool.
- Chef's Resource
It does have a lemon scent, but this will only give your grill a touch of freshness, and won’t flavor your food.
- Food Fire Friends
Works great on grills, smokers, cookers, and so on.
- Home Cleaning For You
Citrusafe is nonflammable with D-limonene as a medium fixation, non-destructive, non-toxic, biodegradable, and phosphate-free.
- Best Product Buff
The spray is a plant based cleaner, which uses citrus peel oils (d-limonene) to create a safe alternative to other harsh cleaners.
- Peak Yard
Another feature that makes the Citrusafe one of the best grill cleaner sprays around is the fact that it is non-corrosive, so it won’t damage your grill while you’re cleaning it.
- Grill Guru
What experts didn't like
Not so effective for heavy-duty grills.
- Boat Basin Cafe
Cannot tackle all types of grease.
- Chef's Resource
Does require some elbow grease.
- Food Fire Friends
May not have the same power as a chemical cleaner.
- Home Cleaning For You
A bit pricey.
- Grill Guru

From The Manufacturer

Citrusafe grill cleaner spray utilizes the power of citrus (d-limonene) compounds to clean grills while being safe around the family food. Since 1998 Bryson Industries has developed best in class cleaners from non-toxic and biodegradable compounds. With d-limonene as the core ingredient, Citrusafe is non-flammable, non-corrosive, non-toxic, biodegradable and phosphate free. Most importantly, Citrusafe doesn't subsitute strength for safety, and still will get your grill clean.

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Overall Score: 9.4
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Goo Gone Electric Grill Cleaner & Pad
2. Goo Gone Electric Grill Cleaner & Pad
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Citrusafe BBQ Grid & Grate Electric Grill Cleaner Spray
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Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
Barbi-Q Grill Electric Grill Cleaner Bricks, 3-Pack
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An Overview On Electric Grill Cleaners

If you’re one of the 60% of grillers that enjoy using their barbecue grill year-round, you’ll want to invest in an electric grill cleaner. Burnt and stuck-on foods can be cumbersome to remove and require a great deal of elbow grease. Electric grill cleaners are able to do all the hard work for you, so you can spend more time enjoying time with your family and friends.

As you browse the available electric grill cleaners on the market, start with a brush that you can attach to your drill. Models with 1/4-inch quick change shafts fit most drills and drivers. It’s best to go with a cleaner that doesn’t use wire bristles, as there are approximately 130 medical emergencies each year from individuals who have accidentally swallowed a wire bristle.  The Goo Gone Electric Grill Cleaner & Pad is a good choice. It uses a stiff scrubbing pad instead of wire bristles.

If you want your electric grill cleaner to do much more than just tackle tough stuck-on foods, go with the GRILLART 3-In-1 Electric BBQ Grill Cleaner. This multipurpose brush also works well to clean heavy grease deposits off oven racks, rust stains from metal and hard water stains from your bathtub. They are so strong that they can also scrub graffiti off a stone wall.

Individuals who suffer from arthritis or other joint or muscle issues would do better with an electric grill cleaner bot. Bots are machines that are capable of doing all the cleaning for you. For example, an automatic electric cleaner bot simply requires users to set a timer, place the bot inside the grill, push the go button and close the grill’s hood while it gets to work.

When opting for an electric grill cleaning bot, take some time to review the machine’s special features. You want the unit to have a heat-resistant casing, a rechargeable lithium battery and brushes that can be removed for cleaning. Some models go above and beyond by also providing a protective carrying case.

DWYM Fun Fact

Barbecuing food has been around as long as people have been alive. This method of cooking remains popular today, with an astounding 75% of Americans actually owning some type of outdoor grill. Here are a few fun facts about barbecuing that might surprise you:

  • Both President Lyndon B. Johnson and President Jimmy Carter hosted parties that were catered with barbecued meats.
  • Hawaii was the first state to host a barbecue competition. It took place in 1959 and had a grand prize of $10,000.
  • McDonald’s actually got its start as a barbecue drive-in.
  • 63% of barbecuers spend their time cooking hamburgers versus other meats.
  • National Barbecue Day is July 13 every year.

The Electric Grill Cleaner Buying Guide

  • It’s good practice to wear a mask when cleaning your grill with bleach or other chemical cleaners while using the electric grill cleaner.
  • Check the length of the electric cleaning brush’s bristles. They may be too short to clean the sides of the grill grates. Most also neglect to reach underneath of the grill, which means you’ll have to remove the grill and flip it over to get the underside.
  • Reviewers report that the electric cleaning bots are noisy, as they do smack up against the sides of the grill’s hood while they clean.
  • Do not use multipurpose electric cleaning brushes on fabric, including carpeting, as it may scratch or ruin the fabric.
  • Cordless drills are sold separately from the brushes. If you already own a drill, make sure the cleaning brush is compatible with the drill before you buy it.
  • Check the product care label before you attempt to clean the brushes. Some must be washed by hand, while others are okay to place in the dishwasher with your other dishes.
  • The cost of an electric grill cleaner is dependent upon the type. Cleaners, like the Barbi-Q Grill Electric Grill Cleaner Bricks, 3-Pack and the Goo Gone Electric Grill Cleaner & Pad are very affordable. You’ll pay a moderate price for the Citrusafe BBQ Grid & Grate Electric Grill Cleaner Spray and a high price for the GRILLART 3-In-1 Electric BBQ Grill Cleaner.