As Spring and Summer approach it time to get out and clean up the mess left from last years grilling activities. but, it can be easy to forget some of the most important parts of grilling: cleaning and maintenance.
Cleaning the Grill Grate
Start up the grill on high and begin by cleaning the grill grate. Your grate during the season see the most action and most of your cleaning attention should be focused on cleaning up the grate.
Tip: Every time your grill's fired up, let the grate heat up over a high intense heat for about five minutes. Doing this burns away some of the food stuff that may be remaining and using a grill brush and a little pressure will easily take care of the rest.
Also,Look to buy a good grill brush with a long handle and firm bristles or scouring pad.
Oiling the Grate
Next, oiling your grill grate helps to keep your food from sticking to the grill. This is done by dipping a wadded paper towel in to little oil, then using your BBQ tongs, move the oil evenly over the grill grate. Being causes not to use too much oil, and too avoid any flare-ups—a little goes a long way.
Tip: Only oil the grate when necessary. If your grilling something with a lot of oil or fat in it already, you may want to skip this step. If you're unsure, it's always best to oil the grate anyway.
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