Time to clean your BBQ?
One home appliance that gets neglected is the ever popular BBQ just because it can be out of site out of mind during cleanings doesn’t mean it doesn’t need some TLC of its own. The best time to clean your grill is after every use. A grill that sits dirty, increases the risk of rust.
While some maintenance and cleaning is specific to the type of barbeque grill tht you own wether it's gas, electric, charcoal or smoke.
You will need some common household items on hand when it comes time to clean your barbeque grill.
- Brass Wire Brush
- Steel Wool-Pads (If they contain soap already bonus)
- Dish Soap
- Old Dishcloth
- Cooking Oil Spray
- Baking Soda
- Aluminum Foil
Brush the Grill
The first thing that should always be done to your grill is a routine brushing. Using your brass wire grill brush, you should brush all the surfaces. By routinely brushing your barbeque grill, you will prevent any type of buildup. If buildup from food is left too long, it can become increasingly difficult to remove causing rust.
Spray Cooking Oil
Once you are sure that your grill is free of all buildup and debris, and that your grill is completely cooled off, you will want to spray it down with a light layer of cooking oil. Spraying it down with cooking oil prevents rusting
Cleaning and Polishing
Baking soda is an effective cleaning and polishing agent. Once you have removed any extra debris and buildup, lightly scrubbing your barbeque grill with baking soda will give it that extra shine.
Aluminum foil can also be used to keep your grill looking new. Gently rub the aluminum foil on your grill, and you will notice that it removes grime and buildup. This is a cheap and inexpensive way to clean your grill.
Every Season Remove & Clean the Racks
Once you remove as much debris as possible, start washing the racks with dish soap. If the racks are really dirty, you may also want to use a steel wool pads. Be sure to completely rinse off all soap and residue before cooking on these racks again.