As we move into summer, many of us are firing up our BBQ grill almost every day of the week. However, some people tend to forget that our BBQ grills are also in need of consistent cleaning and maintenance.
Let’s face it. No one wants to clean a BBQ grill. But an outdoor grill that is kept constantly clean will ensure that the food tastes great and is bound to keep you cooking for a good long time.
Cleaning your BBQ grill should not be treated as a difficult chore. In fact, it only takes a few minutes to clean it. Here’s how.
You have probably heard people say that the best time to clean the grill is while it’s warm. However, that also mean that you’ll need to clean it just a few minutes after cooking; thus, keeping your from enjoying barbecue with family and friends.
Here’s a trick that would allow you to spend as much time as you want with your family and still having an easy time cleaning up later. Once your grill has cooled down a bit, get your brush and clean off remaining food particles. Then, get a metal baking tray or an old pie tin and fill it with water. Turn on the boiler, close the lid and let the water boil. This will keep everything soft until you get the chance to actually clean it.
Clean your grill without the use of chemicals by rubbing a halved onion against the grate of the grill. This will loosen up baked on grit and grime and basically get it all out of the grill. But before you do that, it is best to turn on the burners for a few minutes to loosen up any food residues clinging to the grill and make cleaning a lot easier.
You can also use vinegar to clean your grill. To get started, combine 2 cups of water with 2 cups of vinegar and place it in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the racks of the grill and leave it for about 10 minutes. Now, refill the spray bottle with pure vinegar. Get a cloth or a piece of aluminum foil, spray it with vinegar and use it to scrub the grill.