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Barbe?ue Maint?nanc? T?ps

Author: jock

When purchasing ??ur barbeque grill, think of it a? an ?nvestment rather then just another it?m for y?ur outdoor ?nt?rt?inm?nt. You ?hould expect thi? ?t?m to become a large ?art ?f ?our outdoor a?tivities f?r many years t? come. But like any ?ther investments, prop?r m?inten?nce and care is n??d?d to ensure that ?our barb??u? gr?ll will w?rk for you for many y?ars to ?ome. Wh?le some maintenance and cleaning i? spec?f?c to the typ? of barb?qu? gr?ll your own (gas, ele?tri?, charc?al ?r smoke b?rb?cu? grill), the majorit? of maintenan?e that should b? carr?ed on does not ch?nge from grill to grill.

Step 1- Gathering Th? Necessary It?m?

You will need som? common household item? on h?nd wh?n ?t comes tim? t? ?lean y?ur b?rbe?ue gr?ll.

Br??? w?r? gr?ll bru?h
Steel w??l p?ds, ?referably that conta?ns soap already.
Mild dish soap
Sponge or dishcl?th
Spray ???king oil
Dry b?king sod?
Alum?num foil

Ste? 2- Brushing Your Grill Off

Th? fir?t thing that should ?lw?ys b? don? to ?our gr?ll is a r?utine bru?hing. U??ng your br?ss wire grill bru?h (?r ?ther brush suit?ble to y?ur typ? of gr?ll) you should bru?h off all the surfaces. By routinely brush?ng ?our barbe?ue gr?ll, you will prevent any ty?e of buildup. If bu?ldu? from food ?s left t? long, it ??n b?com? increasingly difficult t? r?mov?.

St?p 3- Spray Cooking O?l

On?? you ar? sure th?t ?our grill ?s fr?? of ?ll buildup ?nd debris, and that y?ur gr?ll ?s compl?t?ly cooled off, y?u will want to spray it d?wn w?th a light layer of cooking o?l. Spraying it d?wn w?th ?ook?ng oil will prevent your b?rbeque grill from rusting. It is especiall? ?mportant to make sure your barbe?ue grill is completely c?ld, as spra?ing cooking oil on a h?t surfac? m?y cau?e the oil to he?t up and ignite, which could be p?tentially dangerou? to ??u ?nd your barbeque gr?ll.

Ste? 4- U?e Baking S?d? ?nd Aluminum F??l ?n Y?ur Grill

Baking soda is a ver? nic? cleaning ?nd p?lishing agent. Once you h?ve removed any extr? d?bris and bu?ldu?, lightly scrubbing your barbeque gr?ll w?th baking soda w?ll giv? it that extra ?hine, similar t? the d?y that ??u br?ught it hom? from the store. Thi? can ?lso be used on handles and kn?bs t? remove an? extra buildup that cannot be t?k?n off w?th a w?re brush.

Alum?num foil can also b? us?d to k??? y?ur gr?ll l??k?ng ni?e. Gentl? rub th? aluminum f??l on ??ur grill, and ??u will n?tice th?t ?t rem?ves grim ?nd bu?ldu?.

St?p 5- Cle?n Your Racks

The ra?ks in y?ur grill ar? e?pecially ?mportant as th?s ?s where the food touches when it ?s cooking. You will h?ve to u?? th? wir? bru?h t? remove ?? much bu?ldu? a? possible. Once you remove as mu?h as possible, start washing th? racks with d?sh ?oap. If the racks ar? r?ally d?rt?, you ma? also w?nt to use th? steel w??l p?ds. Be sure to completely r?nse off all soa? and residue b?for? cooking on th?s? r?ck? again.

St?? 6- Pr?v?nt?ng Problems

Th? m?jority of probl?ms that arise from b?rbe?ue grills c?mes fr?m lack of cleaning ?nd maintenance. That m??ns if ??u notice something does not seem quite right with ??ur barbeque grill, ch?nces are it ?an b? fixed w?th just a sim?le cleaning. Even ?f ??u clean it, and still f?nd that ?t is having ?roblems, ?t lea?t y?u saved yours?lf th? potential ?mb?rr?ssm?nt ?f tak?ng it to a professional only to f?nd ?ut all ?t needed w?s to be cleaned.

Finally, one method of ?r?v?nting pr?blems with your barbeque gr?ll is protect?ng it from the outdoors. Covers are ?v?il?ble for grills in ?ll sha?es ?nd siz?s, so chances are, you will f?nd ?ne that fits ?our gr?ll. If you have a cov?r for y?ur barbeque grill, th?n all ?ou w?ll ?v?r n??d to do i? do the r?gular maintenance l?sted ab?ve.

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