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Tips for Cleaning your BBQ Grill

Get ready for barbecue season with our top tips for cleaning your grill and BBQ! From using heat to T brushes, onion on a fork to grill cleaners, we've tested them all and found the best hacks for getting your grill sparkling clean.

 Mark Waters   Spring 2023

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Are you getting ready for the barbecue season? Well, before you fire up that grill, make sure it's clean and ready to cook up some delicious steaks, a joint of meat or maybe some classic burgers and hot dogs. Cleaning a grill can be a daunting task, especially if it's been sitting in storage all winter. But don't worry, we've got some top tips to make it easier for you.

Use Heat

The first and easiest tip is to use heat. Turn on your grill and let it heat up for around 10-15 minutes. This will loosen up all the dirt and grease on the grill grates, making it easier to clean. Use a wire brush or a grill scraper to clean the grates while they're still hot. Heat is the very best way to clean your pizza stone. Place the stone near the hottest part of the oven for 20 minutes. Make sure to rotate the stone when it’s cool. Rating 5 out of 5

T Brush

nvest in a T brush. This is a must-have for any griller. The T brush is designed to clean the grates of your grill quickly and efficiently, and it works best when the grill is hot. Make sure to use it every time you finish grilling. Rating 4 out of 5

Onion on a Fork

Some people swear by the onion on a fork hack for cleaning their grill. However, we tested it out and found it wasn't very effective. Stick to a T brush or a wire brush for best results. Rating 1 out of 5

White Vinegar

White vinegar is a natural degreaser and can be used to clean your grill. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray it on the grill grates. Let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub the grates with a brush or sponge. However, we found that hot soapy water worked better. Rating 2 out of 5




Spatulas are also great for cleaning gas grills, especially when cleaning under the cooking grate. Use the flat edge of the spatula to scrape off any stuck-on food or grease. Rating 4 out of 5

Grill & Oven Cleaners

There are plenty of grill and oven cleaners on the market, but we prefer a foam cleaner like Mr Muscle that sticks to the grease and can be easily rinsed off. Make sure to follow the instructions on the label carefully and wear gloves to protect your hands. Rating 4 out of 5

Soap, Water & Wire Wool

Good old soap and water can be a great degreaser for your grill. Mix some dish soap and hot water in a bucket and use a sponge or brush to clean the grates. Rinse with clean water and dry with a towel. Rating 5 out of 5

In conclusion, cleaning your grill is an important part of maintaining it and ensuring it lasts for years to come. Use these top tips to make the process easier and more effective, so you can spend less time cleaning and more time grilling!





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