Is your BBQ gathering dust or is all caked up with the grease and food residue from the last BBQ party? Putting on a pair of gloves and getting on with scrubbing seems like the only solution to get rid of the stubborn grime.
But, cleaning off old grime from your BBQ is a tricky job, and let’s be honest – it’s a nightmare! It gets tougher when you have no idea where to begin. Even if you put in a couple of hours’ elbow grease, there are chances you might not get a shiny and grime-free BBQ that is ready to use.
So, if you are scrubbing and scrapping the food residues from your BBQ, here’s a quick cleaning guide.
How to Clean a Gas BBQ?
Before you get started with the actual cleaning process, remember to disconnect the gas for safety reasons.
- Prepare a soap + water solution – Take a bucket of warm water and add dish soap in it. Use this solution to clean the parts of BBQ.
- Remove the grates, metal plates, and other plates from the BBQ while they are still warm. Scrubbing off the excess fat becomes easier while the grill and plates are still warm. Bonus Tip – When you’re cleaning the grill, scrub both the side to ensure there are no fat deposits underneath it.
- Place all the hot & chargrill plates, flame diffusers, and racks in the bucket of warm soapy solution. Use a sponge to clean it properly.
- Give the barbecue a good clean with the warm soapy water and a soft scouring pad. Leave it in the sun for drying and then resemble it. Voila! It’s ready to be used again.
Simple Hacks to Keep the BBQ Ready to Use All Year Round!
- Always spray both sides of the grill with oil every time you cook!
- Keep the cooking surfaced coasted in cooking oil to prevent rusting of the hot plate
- Line the drip tray with foil and cover with a fat absorber. It will ensure excess fat doesn’t get accumulated.
Cleaning your BBQ grill
For a lot of people, the barbecue is something that gets a lot of use. So when you purchase your barbecue grill think of it as an investment, it is likely to become something that is a large part of your summer meals for years and years to come.
But like all things, proper maintenance is going to be needed to take care of it and to make sure that at last you for as long as it short.
The worst thing you can do is leave the grill messy between uses. The longer the grill six dirty, the harder it is to clean and the shorter lifespan of the grill. A dirty grill tends to rust a lot easier than a clean one so this is certainly the number one thing to take care of. Certain tasks are specific to the different types of barbecue that you may have (such as gas, electric, charcoal etc), but in general, most maintenance is pretty much the same.
Step 1 – The bits that you will need
The basic items that you need to clean your grill are:
- Mild dish soap
- Cooking oil spray
- Dry baking soda
- Aluminum foil
- A wire grill brush
- Steel wool pads (the pre-soap ones are best)
- A sponge or cleaning cloth new paragraph
Step 2 – brush off your grill
Use the wire brush the brush off all of the grill services. This should remove any larger pieces and make it much easier.
Step 3 – Spray some cooking oil
Once the grill has called and you have brushed, the next thing to do is to spray it with a layer of cooking oil. This layer of oil will help prevent rust. Don’t do this when it’s hot, spraying the wheel of the hot surface could potentially cause it to ignite.
Step 4 – baking soda and aluminum foil
Baking soda makes a great cleaning agent. It’s fantastic for polishing and so once you have removed and protected the grill as in the previous steps, baking soda can help restore some of its original shine. aluminum foil could be used in a similar way (gently though) to polish other barbecue services.
Step 5 – clean the racks
When you’re cooking, food sits on these racks so is important to keep them clean. To clean the racks first use the wire brush to remove as much buildup as possible. After this wash, the racks using dish soap or if they are really dirty you may want to use the steel wool. Don’t forget, you can either of these things so give them a good rinse to remove the soap residue.
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