Cooking outside on the charcoal grill is a great summer time activity that many people enjoy. But once you fire up the grill and cook, your job is not quite done. Cleaning it after cooking ensures that the food you eat is safe to consume and makes it easier to prolong the life of the grill. While the chemical cleaners usually do a great job, they are not quite good for the grill, the environment, and the food you cook. That’s why we bring to you these grill cleaning methods that are green and easy at the same time.
Grill Cleaner: Green Ways to Clean your Charcoal Grill
Preheat the charcoal grill and scrape away grime
If your grill has been sitting unused for a few months, simply heat it for 10-15 minutes, and then scrape it using a wire brush. No need to use any toxic chemicals. While it may not give it a thorough clean, it will help to remove the food residue from the previous season.
Clean your outdoor grill with baking soda
Cleaning your grill using baking soda is one of the easiest ways to degrease the appliance. Simply dip a wet brush into some baking soda and scrub out the grate until it’s clean. Then, rinse it off, throw in some burgers, and get set to party. Easy isn’t it?
Learn how to green clean your grill without lifting a finger on Apartment Therapy.
Use an eco-friendly grill cleaner
If you need something that is somewhat stronger than baking soda, consider buying environment friendly grill cleaner. There are many conscious brands that produce cleaning products made with all natural ingredients. They are mostly available at local stores or can be bought online.
Good Housekeeping recommends these best grill cleaners.
Clean grill grates using aluminum foil and vinegar
Yet another eco-friendly way to clean your charcoal grill. Simply spray white vinegar on the grill grates and allow it to remain on the surface for few minutes. Now thoroughly rub it with crumpled up aluminum foil. And that’s all it takes to make your summer appliance shine.
These are some easy ways to clean your grill that will save you money, as well as help you avoid the harsh store bought products. What other methods are you using to clean your grill this season?
For more home cleaning ideas see our house cleaning checklist.