Spring is here and that means that summer is right around the corner! Summertime brings with it many things but one of the awesome things about summer is that it means many meal prep times will move from inside of the kitchen to outside on the grill! Yum! You will have to do your part to get your grill ready for all the outdoor cooking that is about to begin! Below are a few ideas on how best to clean your grill for the upcoming season!
The first place to start when beginning to clean your grill is to clean the grates. These can get quite dirty during the outdoor cooking season. If you were smart when the last season ended you cleaned them and wiped them down with cooking oil, however if you didn’t, there is still hope. One good and easy way to clean your dirty grill grates is to place them into your self-cleaning oven and let it do the work for you. Another way to get your grill grates clean is to simply put them in the dishwasher.
Clean the burner tubes by simply brushing them and wiping them clean. Be sure not to use any metal brushes as these have been deemed unsafe if the metal pieces come off and get into your food.
Clean the grease collection tray by scrubbing it with a clean damp cloth.
If you happen to have a charcoal grill, your cleaning process will be a bit simpler than with a gas grill. Scrub the grill with a nylon brush and then clean the grates and that is it! If you have old charcoal simply throw it out and buy some new for the season.
These are just a few ideas on how to clean your grill to get it ready for the upcoming outdoor cooking season. The best way to clean your grill is honestly just to clean as you go. If you do your part to clean up after yourself after each and every meal you will have a much easier time when it comes time to get the grill out again for the next season. If you don’t do your part to clean as you go, at least now you have a few ideas on how to get rid of the grit and grime easily.
Courtesy of Montgomery AL Real Estate Expert Sandra Nickel.