No matter what type of grill you have, it is important to keep it clean. While the immediate rewards are not as tasty as cooking with it, the process doesn’t have to be difficult. It is always safer and more fun to cook with a clean BBQ grill.
Before starting the job of BBQ cleaning, it is best to prepare. So, wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit messy, be sure to read all the safety information for the grill and the cleaning products you’re going to use, and wear any protective gear that might be needed, such as a good pair of gloves.
Three Steps for a Clean BBQ Grill
Step One: Prepare the grill
Though you don’t want to try BBQ cleaning when the grill when it is still burning hot, it helps to heat it up for about twenty minutes and let it cool before cleaning, or to clean it up soon after use. This stops any mess from drying on hard, and makes it easier to remove.
Step Two: Dismantle
Cleaning a BBQ grill is much simpler when you do it in parts. Remove the cooking grates, and soak any tools you have used. The dip tray will need to be cleaned, but dispose of any grease in the bin rather than the sink, where it may cause blockages. Be especially careful of the grease, as it can cause painful burns if it splashes while hot.
Step Three: Scrub
There really isn’t any way of avoiding this part, but with any luck the previous two steps will make this one a lot quicker. Depending on what sort of grill you have, you may want to use a coil brush. You can either clean the items with soapy water or a commercial cleaning product.
A quick clean is probably enough when you are using the grill regularly, but before putting it away for the summer it is worth doing a deep clean so that you’ll have a clean BBQ grill, good as new and ready to use next year.