Tips for Barbecue Grill Cleaning Maintenance
As a homeowner, taking care of their appliance investment is a must. There are no differences among many other kitchen appliances at home, but those who love barbecue should treat their grills properly if wishing to extend their lifespan. Fortunately, the maintenance of a barbecue grill is done through regular and proper cleaning.
Clean the grill every time you use it. This routine cleaning can help to remove the accumulated dirt, impurities, and burnt food particles that could increase the likelihood of oxidation and help determine the grill's performance. If it does not clean properly, it significantly reduces the number of years of use. Please remember not to postpone the barbecue grill cleaning because it would make the job more complicated. Do it as soon as possible after you finish using it.
Besides, your barbecue may require special maintenance depending on your type of barbecue grill (electric, coal, gas, or pellet smoking). Also, check with the manufacturer whether it needs special cleaning treatment. However, all kind of barbecue grill has the same method in the general cleaning procedure. By using this information and the manufacturer's maintenance instructions, you can be sure that your barbecue grill will last and function for a long time.
Prepare the Cleaning Equipment
Most barbecue grill cleaning equipment does not have special tools. You can use some necessary equipment from your normal household supplies for proper cleaning. It includes cooking oil can spray, dry baking soda, rubber scrubber or sponge, mild dishwashing soap, steel wool soap pads, and aluminum foil. Also, prepare a stiff wire brush, either the steel or brass bristles.
Brush Your Grill
Brushing the grill is very vital when you have done using the barbecue grill and empty the ashes. Do the brushing smoothly and accurately to ensure the grill surface is clean. This way, it avoids any dirt bulking up, shorting your grill's life span up. Please use the appropriate grill brush based on the grill type and its materials.
Clean Your Grill's Rack
The grill's rack is where you have to put the foods you are about to cook in a barbecue grill. This part has to be washed properly with the grill brush. After brushing the rack, rub the grill's racks with the watery soap. Use the steel wool pads based on the stacking dirt on the rack. Rinse it with clean water and ensure that there is no lingering soap liquid left behind. This way, you can rest assured that the food will not taste like the liquid when using it next time.
Polish Your Grill
Use a dry baking soda and sponge to polish your grill's knobs, handle, and surfaces. It can help to brighten the grill's origin form while removing what could not be removed with the brush. Other options to polish your barbecue grill is to use aluminum foil. After using the aluminum foil, please do not throw it away. You can use it to scrub the grill's surface by crushing it into a ball.
Preserve Your Grill
After all the brushing to the polishing process, your barbecue grill is now clean. However, add the last step to protect the barbecue grill and maintain its use by spraying cooking oil on it for a light coat. However, ensure the grill has cooled down before applying it to the grill surfaces. If the oil gets hot, spraying a grill can be harmful. Also, do not forget to keep the grill covered after cleaning it.