Grill Cleaning Tips For Better Meals

Ok, who is grilling out this evening? Well, the Cincinnati weather really has us in the mood and all of our Cheap Hot Dogs in the freezer are calling out to be cooked:)  This weatherr has the whole family ready for grilling season. So, we are going to grill tonight for sure!  But, as soon as one of the kiddos mentioned grilling out, I thought about how nasty the grill most likely is. We get so busy in the summer, I am scared to think about the condition it was left in. So, I started doing some research online to see what I should be doing to tackle the messy grill. I found a great Grill Cleaning Tip Idea over at Right at Home! They offered up some really great Idea.  I figured I would share with all of you as hopefully our grilling season stays here for a bit:)

Cooking grates. Clean them after each use and again lightly before using again. Here’s how to do it quickly and easily:

Step 1: If your grill has cooled, close the top (if you have one) and turn up the heat for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 2: Use the back end of a stiff wire brush (see sidebar) to scrape off cooked-on remains.
Step 3: Use the brush side to remove all remaining particles and grease.
Step 4: Put out the flame and allow grill to cool.
Step 5: Coat grates with cooking spray or a paper towel and cooking oil to prevent future buildup.

The Emergency Deep Clean. To remove baked-on food or grease, tightly wrap cooking grates (covering them entirely) with heavy-duty aluminum foil–shiny side out–and place on a heated grill for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on severity. Let the grates cool; then unwrap the foil. If that doesn’t do the trick completely, follow up with a wire brush (see side bar) and warm, soapy water.

I am really thinking I will be doing the Emergency Deep Clean, lol. Or should I say… I think this one is going to be the hubby’s job!

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