BBQ season is well and truly here and alfresco dinning is so much more preferred on these glorious summer evenings. The kitchen isn’t being used as much as usual so less cleaning inside but that does mean BBQ cleaning.
However, it’s a job that’s best to get out-of-the-way as soon as possible rather than leaving until next time, as you’ll find that dirt is much easier to remove if done straight away.
If you really don’t enjoy BBQ or have very little time then use tin foil to cover your grills and then remove as soon as cooled.
I have put together some of top tips to help keep you on top and keep your BBQ sparkly.
Here is the link to the BBQ we have I picked this for ease of cleaning. BBQ CLICK HERE
- Make sure you leave the BBQ to cool for a good half an hour before you start to give it a clean as we don’t want any nasty burns.
- If you have a coal BBQ never throw water over the coals and when they have cooled pour them into a rubbish bag and rinse out the tray using your outside tap.
- Take outside a nice bowl of warm soapy water and a BBQ Brush.
- Leave the soapy water on the BBQ grills for a few minutes to allow it time to work and lift the grease.
- Whilst your grills are soaking take the BBQ tools inside and pop these in the dishwasher
- Once soaked, you can use your hard brush to get rid of those stubborn bits of food stuck to the grate, and brush until completely clean. Now all you need to do is leave this outside to dry, and the hard work is done!
- Always then wipe over any side bits and the lid.
- Pop the lid on and buff with a stainless steel cleaner and then cover straight away using your BBQ Cover
If you haven’t clean your BBQ in a while use an oven cleaner on the grills or use a mixture of bicarbonate of soda and white wine vinegar. Leave to soak for 30 minutes rinse with your garden hose for that extra power and to get into awkward places that a brush won’t fit into. Use paper towels with good absorbancey to dry and then clean again using warm soapy water.
Queen of Clean Top Tip
Did you know that onions are known to have a powerful antiseptic. Onions can kill bacteria and can clean your \BBQ with out the need of chemicals and the added bonus is they add great flavour.
To try this peel and your onion in half and add into a fork.
Heat up your BBQ
Once heated rub your onion all over the BBQ grills until its gone.
If you’re hosting a BBQ this summer then don’t forget to read my Tips on hosting the best BBQ
As always thank you for reading
Lynsey Queen of Clean xoxo
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