Well summer is over, the kids are back to school and it may be time to start putting things away for Fall.
Let’s look at cleaning the BARBEQUE.
I’m sure it was well used this summer and could use a cleaning before packing it up. Or you may use it during the winter as well. In any case, it could use a good cleaning. Here’s how to do it the green way.
1. Take the grates and soak them in a bucket or your kitchen sink with a solution of half water and half vinegar for a few minutes. If you want to use soap, make sure it’s biodegradable and not chemical filled as this water goes back to the ocean. Here’s a good option for soap.
2. While the grates are soaking, use gloves, and clean the main grill by gently scrubbing the area with a wire brush and microfiber cloth to clean out any ash or buildup which may have accumulated. If you have a gas grill, remove the briquettes or lava rocks to get access to the main burner. This may take a few minutes. Put the debris in the compost bin. Some prefer to spray their grills with a cleaner, I would then suggest an enzyme based cleaner (good bacteria eating bad bacteria) such as Norwex’s Oven and Grill Cleaner.
3. Once you’ve removed all of the debris, reassemble the grill.
4. Use a wire brush or something similar to clean the grates, taking care to thoroughly clean all sides and crevices. Be careful not to damage or block any of the jets on a gas barbecue.
5. Replace the grates and leave the whole barbecue grill to air dry for at least 15 minutes.
6. For next time: Spray your grill with a light coating of oil or coconut oil for easier cooking and cleaning for next time.
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