Article by Lynn Porter
A backyard BBQ grill is one of the most important pieces of equipment when it comes to cooking outdoors for family get-togethers and entertaining guests. In order to ensure the quality of the food and a great grilling experience, it is essential to properly maintain your BBQ grill which will also extend the life of your equipment giving you many years of enjoyment. In this guide on grill maintenance, you will learn some very useful tips and helpful tools that will allow you to easily maintain your backyard BBQ grill.
Cleaning and Maintaining BBQ Grill Grates
BBQ grill grates should always be cleaned with a wire grill brush immediately after every use as failing to do so will make it much harder to clean due to the hardening of stuck on food which can also contribute to the development of rust if it is left on for to long. Brushing the grill while it is still warm and before the food has the chance to harden will make this task much easier. After your racks have cooled you can then soak them by placing them in a bucket or container large enough to fit your racks and fill it with warm water and one quarter cup each of regular dish liquid and baking soda leaving them to soak for approximately one hour. If there are still particles left on the grates, you can use a steel wool pad to scrub off any remaining particles.