The Best Way to Clean Your Grill
You’ll find it’s a lot easier to clean a grill grate if you’re able to soak it in hot soapy water. This might not be an easy task if the grill grate is large – especially if it comes from a barbecue – but if you need to clean a grill pan for use over or on the top of the oven, you shouldn’t find this a problem at all. Simply:
- Squeeze a good quality washing up liquid like Persil into a sink of hot water and add the grill pan.
- Let it soak for a good 15-30 minutes until the crusted on food comes loose.
- Use a stiff brush or wire wool to scrub down along the ridges of the grill grate.
- Turn the grill over and scrub the reverse side of the grill.
- Rinse the grill down with clean cold water and dry it with a tea towel.
If you can’t soak the grill in a bucket of hot soapy water it might be a good idea to:
- Place the grill grate on a protected surface.
- According to the instructions on the label, spray an oven cleaner like Cif along the grill and wait for it to work. Again, read the directions on the label and take any necessary safety precautions first.
- Use a scrubbing sponge to remove the oven cleaner and any loose food debris.
- Run the grill under cold water, turn it over and repeat steps 2-4.
You can treat any grill pan designed to catch drips of fat or food in exactly the same way as described above. You should clean your grill at least once a month if you use it on a regular basis.