Smart expert cleaning tips remove grease and grime from barbecues in minutes
Although the weather has been cold and rainy for most of 2021, it has been predicted that a heat wave could arrive in time for summer.
Accuweather predicted that a 16-day spell of “warmer days” could hit the UK in June.
Which means it’s time to get out the barbecue, buy some delicious food, and relax in the sun with your family.
A particularly exciting prospect for those of us who haven’t had much social time this year.
But, if you gave up your barbecue last fall, it might be a little less worn out.
Cleaning up the grease from last year’s grill pan can be a daunting task, but scrubbing with onions, beer, and coffee is one of the ten surprising tips for a sparkling summer barbecue.
The gardening experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.fr have put together their top tips for getting a shiny grill and a clean barbecue.
A spokesperson for said, “Cleaning the barbecue is one of those jobs that we all like to put off.
“After you’ve finished the food and enjoyed a few bottles of cold beer, rubbing off the greasy food scraps isn’t fun.
Fortunately, our tips will give you some ideas on how to make the grill shine without having to put too much elbow grease.
“They’re also fun – who knew you could clean a greasy grill with an onion, coffee, and beer?” “
Here are GardenBuidlingsDirect.co.uk’s top tips for cleaning your barbecue:
If this is your first time dusting your barbecue this year, heat it up to try and remove any stuck-on food.
This should burn off the more stubborn remains.
2. Steam clean
Once your barbecue has started to cool, cover the grill with water-soaked newspaper and close the lid.
Leave it closed for 30 minutes to give it a divine steam cleanse.
3. Cleanse with an onion
While there is still heat in your grill, attach the onion to a fork and rub it over the hot bars.
The water in the onion steam cleans them and removes stuck-on food.
4. Vinegar spray
Mix 500 ml of vinegar and the same amount of water in a spray bottle.
Spray the solution on the grill and let stand for ten minutes.
Empty the bottle, fill with vinegar, spray and then rub to clean the grid and its interior.
5. Coffee cleaner
Try soaking your grill and utensils in coffee to remove hard-to-remove food scraps.
The acid in the coffee loosens the encrusted dirt.
6. Baking soda
Sprinkle baking soda on the grill and dissolve a little in the water.
Use a sponge with a sponge to scrub until all of the baking soda is gone and the grill is sparkling.
7. A waste of beer?
Pour half a bottle of beer onto a hot rack and scrub with newspaper or a wire brush. In no time, your grill will be sparkling.
8. Rub off the leftovers
If there are any leftovers left on your grill, rub them in hot soapy water.
If you don’t have a barbecue brush, crumple some foil and use it instead.
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9. Cleaning the base
It is important to remove old ashes and coals before cooking again.
Pour them into a bucket and use damp tea towels to scoop up any leftovers.
Then wash it well with hot soapy water.
10. Rub on the outside
Once the inside of your barbecue is sparkling, remember to wash the outside thoroughly.
Hot soapy water and lots of elbow grease is all you need for this.