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Cleaning Your Grill for that Safe Barbecue During the Summer

Cleaning Your Grill for that Safe Barbecue During the Summer
By: Emaids

Summer is here, so its time to make that yummy BBQ. But you know that your grill and the yard have to be clean and hygienic. Cleaning your grill and yard doesn’t have to be difficult as long as you have the right tips on how to clean a grill.

 Let's start with the don'ts.

Avoid using the Dishwasher.

Don't use the dishwasher to clean your grill or parts of it. If you do so, don't be surprised to see oily, dark residues inside the dishwasher. Cleaning these residues from the dishwasher will take time and effort, not to mention several high-temperature cleaning cycles. It's not worth it.

Don’t go for the Wire Brush.

Using this cleaning method might seem like an easy option to clean sauces and food from your grill. However, there is a health concern here. Inexpensive wire brushes are prone to losing wire bristles that might find their way to your food. You don’t want wire bristles lodging in any one’s mouth or throat or get swallowed, leading to an emergency.

Say no to Pressure Washing all the time. 

You might think that pressure-washing your grill is an easy and effective way of cleaning the grill plate. It's not. Pressure washing will be more of a nuisance than a cleaning method.

If you pressure-wash the grill in your yard, the chances are high that the process will tear into the grass and mess your yard’s surfaces. What's more, you'll end up with dirty debris and mud flying all over.

These are some of the most tempting cleaning methods that you should avoid with your grill this summer. Instead of applying these methods, you’ll be better off using the best BBQ cleaning tips highlighted bellow. 

Soak, and Scrub Is Tried and True. 

Just in case you have a washbasin or a slop sink, soaking and scrubbing your grill can be an excellent way to clean the grill grates. You can try a mixture of hot water and degreasing dish detergent. Soak the grill in this mixture and let it soak fully submerged for about 24 hours.  

In case you have cast iron grill grates and note they are taking on a rusty patina, you can have the grates re-seasoned after the cleaning. This re-seasoning can be done by coating them using neutral cooking oil.

Go with Heat and Scrap.

This is the best and most effective way to clean your grill. This approach does not damage your grill, and what’s even better is that it is the least time-consuming method. What you do is simple.  Heat the grill grate intensely for about 30 minutes and then turn off the heat.  When the grates are still hot, use the sharp edge of a sturdy spatula to scrape off as much debris as possible from the side and top of each grate.

Once you are done, wad up a heavy-duty aluminum foil into a tiny ball the size of a baseball and use it to scrub the warm grates. This action leaves your grates sparkling, clean, and ready for the next BBQ session.

However, you’ll not always have the time to give your grill a superb shine.  In case you need the services of a professional cleaning company to help you out with the rest of the cleaning chores so you can focus on the grill, visit eMaids of Brevard County, and make a booking. 

This team has all the necessary equipment and skills to keep pathogens away from your grill and yard this summer. Stay safe and let the professionals clean your grill.

Aug 11, 2020
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