Your barbecue has just given you great satisfaction in cooking meat, fish or vegetables, but now you don’t know where to start when it comes to cleaning the grill? Don’t worry, you’re in the right place to find out how.
To get the most out of your bbq, you’ll have to remember to keep it clean and in particular to clean it after each use.
The standard steps are easy to follow:
- to make it easier to clean incrustations, scrape off food residues while the grill is still hot;
- pour on plenty of water and, for the most difficult incrustations, use a scraper or an abrasive scourer;
- when the grill has cooled sufficiently, you can clean it with a liquid detergent and some hot water;
- rinse well to remove any traces of detergent;
- dry straight away and to avoid rust, use a cloth to coat the grill with vegetable oil.
And voilà… your barbeque is now ready for the next party!
Other natural methods
In addition to the standard method, you can clean the grill in an infinite number of different ways, simply by using natural products and without having to resort to any kind of detergent. Let’s have a look at some of them.
- Coffee to dissolve fat. Prepare your usual pot then douse the grill in the coffee leaving it to soak in for about an hour. Then rub with an abrasive sponge and rinse.
- Disinfect using vinegar or lemon. To clean away any dirt use a sponge soaked in white wine vinegar or half a lemon. This is also an excellent way to disinfect your grill.
- Half an onion to remove grease. You can rub it directly onto the affected surfaces when the grill is still hot. Use a fork to hold the onion so as to avoid unpleasant burns to your fingers.
- Tried and tested bicarbonate of soda. Make a solution with hot water and bicarbonate and put it in a spray bottle in order to distribute easily. Spray over the grill and with the help of a paintbrush or toothbrush rub with grease… elbow grease!