How to clean your BBQ with an onion

Using onions to clean your BBQ grill is an effective and natural method for several reasons:

  1. Natural Degreaser:
    • Onions contain natural oils and acids that help break down and loosen grease and grime on the grill grates, making it easier to clean.
  2. Antibacterial Properties:
    • Onions have antibacterial properties that can help sanitise the grill, reducing the presence of harmful bacteria.
  3. Non-Toxic:
    • Unlike chemical cleaners, onions are non-toxic and safe to use around food, eliminating concerns about harmful residues.
  4. Deodorizing Effect:
    • Onions can help neutralise odours left on the grill from previous cooking sessions, leaving your grill smelling fresher.
  5. Easy to Use:
    • Simply cut an onion in half and use it to scrub the hot grill grates. The heat from the grill helps release the onion’s natural oils and acids, enhancing the cleaning effect.
  6. Cost-Effective:
    • Onions are inexpensive and readily available, making them a budget-friendly option for cleaning your BBQ.

But to save waste use either an onion that is going off or what is left over from your BBQ and follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat the Grill: Heat the grill to a high temperature to loosen any stuck-on food and grime.
  2. Prepare the Onion: Cut an onion in half. You can leave the skin on or off, depending on your preference.
  3. Scrub the Grates: Using a long-handled fork or tongs, rub the cut side of the onion back and forth over the hot grill grates. The onion’s natural juices will help break down the residue.
  4. Repeat if Necessary: For stubborn spots, you might need to scrub a little harder or use a second onion half.
  5. Wipe Down: After scrubbing with the onion, you can use a grill brush or a damp cloth to wipe down the grates and remove any remaining residue.

By using an onion to clean up your BBQ, you can keep your grill in great shape without resorting to harsh chemicals, ensuring a cleaner and safer cooking surface.

Watch the onion do its magic!

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