3 of The Best Ways To Clean a Grill – If You Want Great Steaks

Best Ways To Clean a Grill
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Are you searching for the best ways to clean a Grill? Then you’re in the right place. Whether you’re a professional chef or you only use a BBQ grill at home to roast fish or plantain, it’s crucial that you know the different ways to clean your BBQ grill. Otherwise, the impediments or carbon residues from the previous cooking adventure may intrude into whatever you are cooking today. 

As a pro chef or a home cook, each time you want to use your BBQ grill to prepare a delicacy you must thoroughly clean it otherwise debris, sand or other dirt from previous parties may intrude into your new cooking session. And as the grill master of the party, you will not want to tarnish your image by using a dirty BBQ grill to prepare food for your guests. Therefore, it is key that you thoroughly clean your grill before using it to prepare any delicacy.

As you’re already aware, winter is fast approaching and now is the best time to get your BBQ thoroughly cleaned for your next event. So, in this article, we will hold you by the hand and walk you through the 3 of the best ways to clean a grill – so that it can look fresh, stunning, and clean for your next cooking adventure. 

This article is not only for amateur chefs. Professional chefs will also benefit greatly from what we have to say. For professional chefs that are already in the know on different ways to clean their BBQ, we can guarantee that the following 3 methods that will be shared in this article may have not made it to your cleaning list since the start of your career.  So go ahead and read this article through to the end to learn new ways of cleaning a grill.

3 of The Best Ways To Clean a Grill

#1. Use Special Grill Cleaning Equipment

One of the best ways to thoroughly clean your BBQ grill is to use green cleaning equipment. There is so much grill cleaning equipment on the market, so you’ll need to take time to read the review section of each piece of equipment. If you go online or you visit a local hardware store, you’ll find lots of different grill cleaning tools, gizmos, and gadgets. 

However, for you to pick the most effective grill cleaning tools, you need to get the following: a long-handled wire brush, five gallons of bucket wire, a bottle brush, and some elbow grease. Once you place your order and receive your grill spray cleaning equipment, we can already guarantee (assuming you use the tools correctly!) that the shelf life of your BBQ grill will be extended. 

However, do note that you need to avoid using toxic chemicals because it can impact not only your food, but it can also corrode the grill. Instead of using toxic chemicals to clean your grill, you can make use of grill-cutting dish soap and some warm water and then gently use baking soda to clean the grill. 

A good stainless steel cleaner adds a little extra shine if your grill has stainless steel exterior surfaces. To make the job even better, you’ll need a pair of long curved rubber gloves and one or two sponges so that you can clean the BBQ grill from all angles. 

After cleaning the BBQ grill, you may want to take it out to the sun to dry it out. Ensure that the sun has thoroughly dried your grill before moving it back to your kitchen or to your backyard depending on the location where you normally install your cooking equipment.

#2. Burn It

This is definitely one of the most popular and best ways to clean a grill. You just burn it. The process of burning a BBQ grill is very simple and straightforward. All you need to do is to start by firing up the grill and closing the BBQ hood in the process. 

Then, adjust the temperature to the full range and exercise at least 30 minutes of patience for the temperature to go around the entire BBQ and touch the grill. The next thing is to keep the wire brush in a mixture of water and soap. Bring out the brush to scrub all the carbon that has been deposited on the surface of your grill. 

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Once that is done, turn off the gas source and remove the propane tank, disconnect the gas line, and let the grill cool off naturally. If your BBQ grill uses charcoal, the process is basically the same. The only difference is that you have to dump the old charcoal into a metal container and then light it up for it to circulate the temperature around your grill. Once they have achieved temperature circulation, the next thing is to scrape all the cake-like particles that have been deposited on your grill with a putty knife or a wire brush. 

Having done all these, you can also go the extra mile by using a rag. Soak it into a rubber containing soap and water and thoroughly clean your BBQ grill.

#3. Soak It

The third and last method we’ll be discussing today is to soak your grill. This will make all the deposited foods on the grill fall off or melt away naturally. Ensure you soak the BBQ grill for at least 30 minutes because anything less than that will make the deposited food not fall off easily.

After you soak it well, use a mixture of soap and water, and take a wire brush to scrub the grill to remove all remaining particles that may not have fallen off while you soaked it. 

Final Touches

You can see that the best ways of cleaning a grill are actually very simple and straightforward. The first method is to use special grill cleaning equipment, while the 2nd method is to burn your grill component using the high temperature of the BBQ, and finally, you can also soak your grill in a mixture of water and soap. Once you implement either of these methods, you’ll be one step closer to enjoying a BBQ that is much cleaner, healthier and tastier.

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