Clean Grills Promote Better Cooking
Wiping your grill down will prevent it from wearing out. Depending on the amount of usage your grill gets, you might need to clean it more thoroughly. When that happens, you have to move everything aside and wipe underneath and around the burners.
Grill Cleaning Instructions
Start of Grilling Season
- Eliminate ashes. Place them inside of a noncombustible container.
- Before having your first BBQ of the season, light a fire and allow it to burn for a half hour. Then, scrape the grates with a stiff-wire grill brush to eliminate leftover food.
- Wipe the exterior of the unit with soapy water. If you have stubborn stains inside of the unit, you can use a steel-wool pad to get rid of them. Rinse everything down and dry it off.
- Get an ample supply of charcoal to ensure you are ready to go for the season.
- Check the amount of charcoal left to determine if you need to add more to the grill.
- Preheat the grill to clean the grates. When hot, brush the grates with a stiff-wire brush. If you don’t have one of these brushes, a crumpled ball of foil will work as well. Just hold it between your tongs and scrub the debris away. Repeat when done cooking.
- Once the grate is clean, use oil to prevent a lot of food from sticking to it. Oil also minimizes rust. Using your tongs, simply dip a paper towel in some oil and spread it on the grates. Repeat after you finish cooking. Grease helps give your food that smoky flavor you crave.
When the Season Ends
- After everything cools down, you can remove the ashes and dispose of them properly.
- Cover your grill. Don’t wash it until you get ready to start the next grilling season.
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