How To Clean Your Barbecue Grill

How To Clean Your Barbecue Grill

Barbecuing is one of the most enjoyable events, but it can be a bit of a chore to clean up afterwards. But in fact, cleaning a barbecue stove becomes a lot easier if you do “certain things” when you use it.

Cleaning up a barbecue is very difficult because of the grease stains, burns, and charcoal. Not to mention the dirt on the stove itself, cleaning up the netting can take a lot of time. So in this article, we will introduce some items and methods that will make cleaning up your barbecue equipment a little easier.

Here, we will introduce some tips on how to clean the net and body of the barbecue stove, as well as some other small tricks that make cleaning easier. If you have a hard time scrubbing off the burnt bits on the net and body of your barbecue stove every time you use it, this is a must!

We are going to learn three methods of cleanup: how to clean up the stove, which is a must when barbecuing; how to clean up stains on the griddle and net used during cooking; and finally, how to clean up charcoal. In fact, to make cleanup easier, there were some tricks in the preparation process and a few items that could shorten the usual cleanup time.

Preparation Before the Barbecue Makes Cleanup a Breeze!

The way to make barbecue cleanup easier is in the preparation. By preparing with cleanup in mind even before you start barbecuing, you can reduce the amount of cleanup after the barbecue. Thick aluminum foil is used when preparing the barbecue. By covering the bottom of the stove with thick aluminum foil when setting up the stove, you can make cleanup very easy at the end.

When laying out the aluminum foil, prepare the stove with the reflective side of the aluminum foil facing up. When you start a fire, the heat will be reflected and you will be able to grill more efficiently.

When cleaning up, allow the heat to cool before starting work. Be careful not to pour water on it while it is still hot, as the temperature change may deform it or the steam may cause burns.

Cleaning up nets and iron plates

To remove dirt from griddles, heat the griddles with water to make the dirt float and become easier to remove. Once the stains are lifted, scrub them with a scrubber or scraper. When washing, baking soda is very useful as it makes it easier to remove stains. Scrubbing the surface with a scrubber or scraper dipped in baking soda will remove the stain. Finally, wash the surface with baking soda on a golden trowel and rinse it with water to complete the cleanup.

Other methods include heating the netting to carbonize the stuck-on dirt, which makes it easier to remove. One way to avoid getting too much dirt on the netting is to pull a mesh mat over the netting when barbecuing. The mesh mat prevents the dirt from sticking, making cleanup easier at the end.

Also, the thick aluminum foil for barbecue that I mentioned as being helpful when cleaning up the stove can be used to help when cooking on the net or griddle. If you lay it on the net or griddle and cook on it, it will not get dirty, making cleanup after use very easy.

Charcoal Cleanup

Be sure to clean up charcoal with care. Extinguishing only the surface of the charcoal may cause it to ignite again. It is recommended that you ensure that you clean up the charcoal carefully when putting it away.

A “tinderbox” is used to clean up charcoal. Since a fire is ignited by the need for oxygen, putting the charcoal in a tinderbox and sealing it will cut off the supply of oxygen and easily extinguish the fire. The simple act of putting the fire extinguisher in the jar allows you to clean up with peace of mind. Please be very careful when placing it in the jar.
When cleaning up, it takes some time for the charcoal to be completely extinguished, so it is more efficient to put the charcoal in the jar first and then clean up or do other work.

Spray sodium Sesquicarbonate

For stubborn grease stains, we recommend sesquicarbonate soda, made from baking soda and sodium carbonate. Since it is alkaline, it works to break down the oil and scorch marks.

Cleaning Procedure

  • Dissolve 500 g of water and 5 g of sodium sesquicarbonate in a spray bottle.
  • Spray on the net and leave for 10 minutes.
  • Scrub the net with rolled aluminum foil or a metal brush.
  • Rinse with water.
    Most stains can be cleaned by this cleaning method. We recommend wetting aluminum foil with water and using it for cleaning, as the metal ions generated will be effective in sterilizing and antibacterial purposes.

Scrub with a scrubbing brush

Once carbonized thoroughly, scrub under running water using a scrubbing brush. You can substitute a rolled aluminum foil cover if you do not have a scrubbing brush.

Wipe off water and apply oil

Once the dirt is removed, remove water from the net and apply oil. Wrap it in the newspaper.

As with cleaning the iron pot, oil the net to prevent rusting, and wrap it in newspaper to absorb excess oil, so you don’t have to worry about it rusting the next time you barbecue.

How to Care for the Barbecue Stove Body

Stains on the barbecue stove body are soot from the charcoal and oil stains that have fallen off the ingredients. Since you can’t touch the ingredients and it gets dirty from the charcoal, you may want to leave it as it is, but the barbecue stove can be easily cleaned with detergent.

What to prepare

  • Rubber gloves
  • Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • Gold scrubbers
  • Cloth to wipe off moisture, etc.

1. Remove the charcoal and wait for it to cool

If the charcoal is still burning, use tongs to transfer it to the charcoal bucket. The body of the charcoal just removed is hot, so wait for it to cool. Do not pour water on it because you want it to cool quickly. The charcoal may fly up and stain or burn your clothes.

2. Scrub with an alkaline detergent

Remove the charcoal as cleanly as possible and scrub the dirt with a scrubber while running water.

If water alone does not remove the stain, apply an alkaline detergent such as baking soda, sesqui-carbonate soda to the center of the piece, add water, and scrub with a metal scrubber.

3. Wipe off water and dry thoroughly before storing.

Once the stain is removed, wipe off the water with a cloth. If stored as is, it will rust, so dry thoroughly before storing.