Green Ways to Clean Your Grill
Summer is here! That means it is time to take the cover off your grill and start hosting those amazing barbeques. But, first, you need to clean. After all, no one is going to want to eat anything that has come of a dirty grill. Although chemical cleaners can do a great job, they are not great for your grill, the environment, or the food that you will be cooking. This year, instead of busting out the bleach and other chemicals, why not try a few greener options? Here are some great green options for cleaning your grill. Whether this grill is for a restaurant full of people or just your personal use, these tips are sure to impress.
Preheat and Scrape
You already know that after grilling you should allow the grill to stay hot and scrape off the food residue that still resides. However, not many people know that this is an option even after the grill has been sitting unused for a few months. Simply allow the grill to heat up for about 15 minutes, then scrape the grill with a wire brush. No chemicals are needed in this process, and although it may not give a complete clean, it can certainly help remove some of the stuck on mess that was left over from the previous season.
If you have a charcoal grill, you know that ash can make a huge mess and makes it seem as if the grill is impossible to clean. In reality, a charcoal grill is possibly one of the easiest to clean because you do not have to worry about propane or gas. To clean the green way, simply scoop out the ash and scrub out with baking soda or another similar abrasive. Make sure the abrasive is mild, as something too harsh can harm the grill. You can use this same technique on a gas grill, just be sure that your propane is turned off. You donít want to put yourself in danger.
Use a Green Cleaner
With such a big push to protect the environment today, several environmentally friendly and conscious brands have started to crop up. Their cleaning products are made with all natural ingredients, and every day more and more can be found at local stores in the cleaning aisle. If you need something thatís just a little bit stronger than baking soda, why not try a line of these products? If you are trying to clean in bulk, this may also be a better option for you than some other natural methods.
What if you eliminated everything from your cleaning routine except for aluminum foil and your own strength? You would probably think it was impossible. Well, think again. It is 100% possible to clean your grill and get it ready for the season using just aluminum foil and a little bit of elbow grease. First, just make sure you have wiped down your grill with a damp rag before you begin. Then, cover your grill tightly with a few sheets of aluminum foil and turn in on high for about 25 minutes. After the time has passed, turn the heat down and take the foil off the grill. Be careful, the foil will be hot and tongs will be your best friend during this step. After the grill has cooled down considerably, you can then wipe it down again with a damp rag. Thatís all it takes and your grill should shine!
Your grill can be become a focal point of life during the summer seasons and that makes it a valuable part of spring and summer cleaning. Treat your grill with respect and love; clean it the green way!