Cleaning Your Grill
- Cleaning your grill rack with aluminum foil is a snap. All you need to do is crumble up a few pieces of aluminum foil and use it in place of a scrub brush when the grill is still warm. This trick is great because it eliminates a nasty grill brush, cleans immediately and eliminates the need to deep clean the grill so often. If you have more time, and need a deeper clean, completely cover the rack with aluminum foil, the shiny side to the grill , and place it on a hot grill for 30 minutes with the lid on. The grill acts like a self-cleaning oven and essentially cooks off the grit and grim.
- To clean the outside of your grill, dip a cloth into a canister of waterless hand cleaner (such as GOJO Creme Waterless Hand Cleaner). Rub the cleaner onto the outside of a cool grill with the cloth. Work it into the metal well, paying special attention to any grease or barbecue sauce spots. Do not rinse; instead take paper towels and buff the grill surface. The dirt will be replaced by a great shine.
- In order to keep the grill rack clean simply spray non-stick cooking spray on the clean grill to prevent build up and make future cleanings faster and easier. This works great on gas and charcoal grills.
- To clean the cook pan bottoms, use this simple tip: before setting a pan or pot on the grill rack to warm barbecue sauce or cook additional food, rub the bottom of the pan with a bar of soap . Once you have finished cooking, the soap layer will help to remove the soot on the bottom of the pan.
- Another way to clean the grill is to take the rack and wrap it in paper towels. Spray it with ammonia, and place the grill in a large garbage bag. Leave the grill overnight, and then the next day, carefully open the garbage bag (there will be a lot of fumes) and wipe the grill off with the paper towels you wrapped around it. Hose the grill off and place it on a hot grill and let it cook for five minutes before you place the food on the grill in order to bake off any residue.
- One last quick tip: if the rack is really dirty, throw a cool grill on the grass upside down over night. The dew will soak the dirt right off the grill!