After cooking out and enjoying crispy steaks, burgers, or kebabs, usually the last thing you feel like doing is cleaning the grill. However, to continue getting the best tasting food and most efficient grilling, it’s critical to maintain your grill on a regular basis. Neglecting the task just makes it more difficult to clean baked-on grease and food residue.
Luckily, once you get the steps down, it’s a fairly straightforward process.
- Take out the grates and leave them to soak in warm, soapy water.
- With a charcoal grill, sweep out the insides after removing the grate. With a gas grill, take out the briquettes or flame shield so you can see the burner.
- With warm, soapy water, clean around the burner, being careful not to knock it out of place. Brush out all the ashy residue.
- Clean the insides of the grill with some soapy water and a wire brush.
- Let the metal flame shield soak or brush off the briquettes or lava rocks before putting them back in the grill.
- After soaking in warm water, the grates should be easy to brush clean.
- Spray the inside surfaces with cooking oil in preparation for the next grilling.
- Replace the grates and leave the hood open so the grill can air dry.
The next time you fire up the grill, give it an additional five minutes to heat up before you add any food. You don’t want any cleaning solutions to remain on the grates and affect the taste of your food.
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