We tend to spend a lot of time outdoors when the weather allows. But sometimes, the weather is not the only determining factor. How inviting our outdoor living spaces are can really make the difference between just looking out at your patio and actually cooking out on your patio. Turning the backyard into a comfort zone makes the grilling season even more enjoyable. But whether it’s grilling season or not, you can still enjoy some outdoor cooking as long as it’s not raining. After all, the process of cooking with friends and family without watching the clock is always so much fun. The process of cleaning the grill, though, not so much.
If you want your grill to take the heat for many years to come, taking care of it is not something you should overlook. Grill maintenance is not that difficult, especially if you get to the grease stains and food stuck on the rack after every use. Even if you don’t use your grill very often, it is important to take care of it so it doesn’t stop you from the few times a year that you will use it.
How to Clean a BBQ Grill
Typically, all you need to do is disassemble the grill parts, scrub and dry every piece thoroughly, and put them back together. However, the recommended cleaning methods can vary a bit depending on the type of grill.
What You’ll Need For a Traditional Grill Cleaning:
- Stiff-bristled nylon brush
- Stiff wire brush (for a gas grill)
- Paper towels/rag
- Drying cloth
- Microfiber cloth
- Vegetable oil
- White vinegar
- Rubber gloves
- Spray bottle
- Dish soap