How To Clean BBQ Grill Grates

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How To Clean BBQ Grill Grates

Wondering how to clean your BBQ grill grates quick and easy?

It's fun to grill up some treats when you're out camping or enjoying the summer with family and friends. However, grilling can be a messy business. BBQ grill grates get so filthy with grease, oil, and sticky food residue, that they demand a thorough cleaning every time.

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It may seem simple enough to clean barbecue grates with a traditional grill cleaning brush, but cleaning grates with a stiff brush can be labour-intensive, as well as less effective. Thankfully, there are ways to get the job done quicker and easier.

In this article, we'll go over the best methods to clean barbecue grill grates. Let's get started!

How To Clean BBQ Grill Grates With Aluminum Foil

If you have aluminium foil in your home, this is a great way to clean barbecue grill grates. It is a fairly simple process and takes only a few minutes.

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Crumple up the aluminium foil into a ball and then use it to scrape the BBQ grill. Rub the ball of foil gently up and down and in-between the grates to remove dirty residue from the grill grates.

One of the advantages of this method is that you can mould the foil to the shape of the grates to get down in between each one and knock out all the flakes and gunk. However, aluminium foil doesn't do a great job at removing grease.

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How To Clean BBQ Grill Grates With Vinegar And Baking Soda

With the right tools, you can clean barbecue grill grates quickly and easily. And speaking of the right tools, vinegar and baking soda are the perfect combination to use when cleaning a grill. The two ingredients are a natural way to get rid of tough grime from your grill grate. Plus, they're inexpensive and easy to find.

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Here is what you need to do:

  • First, take out the grills and put them in a garbage bag.
  • Add 2 cups of vinegar and 1 cup of baking soda to the bag.
  • Close up the bag and let it sit for 8 hours or overnight.
  • After that, rinse the grates and scrub away any remaining food bits or other particles with a ball of aluminium foil or a scrubby sponge.

Although it takes time, the vinegar and baking soda solution will remove the toughest grease and residue, and leave your grates looking new. In terms of effectiveness, this is the best method.