This article will discuss how to clean and maintain a barbecue grill. It includes tips on the best way to take care of your grill while cooking, as well as what you should do after grilling.
There is more than one way that people like to enjoy their food, and there’s nothing better than an evening spent in the backyard with friends and family grilling up some juicy burgers or sausages! However, it can be a lot of work, if not impossible, sometimes to get all those yummy flavors off the spatula without leaving any behind on the grate.
For this reason, here is a shortlist of tips that will help you keep your barbecue grill clean and ready for the next outdoor party.
Cleaning Your BBQ Grill
Brush off any larger pieces of food with a metal grill brush while the grill is still hot and lightly coated in oil. Scrape down your grates with tongs or a long spatula after every use, so they are not caked with dry, cooked foods.
Do you have an electric barbecue grill? Consider placing aluminum foil on top and bottom to keep moisture from pooling in between them. This can also help prevent rust as it will protect parts that may come into contact with water during cleaning time (such as knobs). For easy cleanup, line the inside of the oven racks before cooking for drip-free burgers!
Start by vacuuming out your grill and wiping it down so that nothing falls into the base of the oven. You may also want to cover up heating or lighting elements if they are not used for safety reasons.
To clean, start from one end of the grates and work yourself across until you have reached all sides (unless there is just something on one side). Depending on what type of surface you’re cleaning, this process can vary – either way, be sure to scrub every inch thoroughly before moving onto another section!
If you’re using charcoal briquettes, consider getting some extra coals ready for the next time. You’ll have to clean out the ash, dispose of any leftovers and cover them up.
Another unique way to clean your grill after you have cooked is to let the grill burn the food off by keeping it burning for an extra 15 to 20 minutes on high. The food will burn to ash and break off into the pit. It makes the grill a lot easier to clean.
Maintaining Your Barbecue Grill
To maintain the grill once it has been cleaned, you can rub the grate with a metal brush to remove any remaining residue.
Be sure to cover the grill to keep it clean and secure when not in use.
After your outdoor picnic is over and your guests have left, be sure to take the time to clean up everything from the party, including the grill. You will want to clean spills as soon as possible, removing leftover food residue from the cooking grid surface before it sets on grills or smoker racks. Use a stiff wire brush to remove baked-on grease off of stainless steel surfaces. Wipe down all grease passages with paper towels soaked in hot water and dish soap (followed by rinsing thoroughly).
These are some general tips on how you can keep your grill looking good while making sure it is fully functional at all times.
The best way to learn more about each step listed here would be through reading this blog post in its entirety!