Cleaning out the Barbecue
The best time to clean off a grill is when it is still warm right after you cooked a meal. If you forgot to do it before placing the grill into winter storage, you may have a tough time cleaning the old, stuck-on grime.
If you have a gas grill, turn it on and place a wet newspaper inside, as the low heat will help steam clean the inside when the lid is closed. For charcoal grills, use some small wood pieces to create a small fire, then place the wet newspaper inside. Be sure not to burn the newspaper!
Once everything is moistened, turn off the heat and remove the newspaper. Disconnect propane tanks so the grill can’t accidently turn on. Using some aluminum foil, loosely cover the heating elements. Now you are ready to clean!
Take out any dirty grill items that are removable and can be submerged in water, such as the grates, drip pan and metal plates. Soak them in a bucket of hot water and dish soap. Placing on the work gloves, get to scrubbing out the grill with a brush.
Wipe down the walls of the grill with a damp paper towel after you’ve scrubbed off the grime. All the scraped debris should have collected on the aluminum foil as you can simply remove it and dump everything into the trash. As the inside of the grill dries, you can start scrubbing the items soaking in the bucket.
Scrape off the grime and debris from the grate and drip pan. Once all the grime is off, rinse down the grill accessories with your garden hose and let dry. Place the things back into your grill.
While the BBQ grill is clean, you may need a nice outdoor area to entertain guests in the great Central Oregon weather. Connection Depot is the directory to use when you are looking for contractors to build a new patio or deck. We also offer a list of landscapers and lawn care experts so you can have a beautiful yard to host outdoor parties.