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Barbeque Maintenance Tips

When purchasing your barbeque grill, consider it an investment rather than just another item for your outdoor entertainment. You should expect this item to become a large part of your outdoor activities for many years. But like any other investment, proper maintenance and care are needed to ensure your barbeque grill works for you for many years. While some maintenance and cleaning are specific to the type of barbeque grill you own (gas, electric, charcoal, or smoke barbecue grill), most maintenance that should be carried on does not change from grill to grill.

Step 1- Gathering The Necessary Items

You will need everyday household items on hand when it comes time to clean your barbeque grill.

  • Brass wire grill brush
  • Steel wool pads, preferably that contain soap already.
  • Mild dish soap
  • Sponge or dishcloth
  • Spray cooking oil
  • Dry baking soda
  • Aluminum foil

Step 2- Brushing Your Grill Off

The first thing that should always be done to your grill is a routine brushing. Brush off all the surfaces using your brass wire grill brush (or another brush suitable to your type of grill). By routinely brushing your barbeque grill, you will prevent any buildup. If buildup from food is left too long, it can become increasingly difficult to remove.

Step 3- Spray Cooking Oil

Once you are sure that your grill is free of all buildup and debris and that it is completely cooled, you will want to spray it down with a light layer of cooking oil. This will prevent your barbeque grill from rusting. It is essential to ensure your barbeque grill is completely cold, as spraying cooking oil on a hot surface may cause the oil to heat up and ignite, potentially potentially dangerous to you and your barbeque grill.

Step 4- Use Baking Soda and Aluminum Foil on Your Grill

Baking soda is a very nice cleaning and polishing agent. Once you have removed any debris and buildup, lightly scrubbing your barbeque grill with baking soda will give it that extra shine, similar to the day you brought it home from the store. This can also be used on handles and knobs to remove any extra buildup that cannot be taken off with a wire brush.

Aluminum foil can also keep your grill looking nice. Gently rub the foil on your grill, and you will notice that it removes grime and buildup.

Step 5- Clean Your Racks

The racks in your grill are essential as this is where the food touches when cooking. You must use the wire brush to remove as much buildup as possible. Once you remove as much as possible, wash the racks with dish soap. You may also want to use the steel wool pads if the racks are dirty. Be sure to thoroughly rinse off all soap and residue before cooking on these racks again.

Step 6- Preventing Problems

A lack of cleaning and maintenance causes most problems with barbeque grills. If something does not seem right with your barbeque grill, it can be fixed with a simple cleaning. Even if you clean it and still find that it is having problems, at least you saved yourself the potential embarrassment of taking it to a professional only to find out all it needed was to be cleaned.

Finally, one method of preventing problems with your barbeque grill is protecting it from the outdoors. Grill covers are available in all shapes and sizes, so you will likely find one that fits your grill. If you have a cover for your barbeque grill, all you will need to do is perform the regular maintenance listed above.

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