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Tips on Cleaning Your Grill

Lora Davis

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It is summer and every homeowner is busy firing up their outdoor BBQ; there is no better pleasure than spending entire afternoons and warm evenings with family and friends as you grill all those delicious foods. However, even as people get busy with grilling, grill cleaning doesn’t seem to be as much fun as enjoying the proceeds of the BBQ. Since this is the case, it makes a lot of sense to ensure that you learn the simplest and fastest ways to clean up your grill so that you can spend more time in this fine weather enjoying instead of toiling with BBQ cleaning; the good news is that you can learn the simple method that works with a gas grill, charcoal grill, rotisserie grill or infrared grill.

There are two very important things that you need to consider carefully during any BBQ cleaning exercise: these are the right cleaning tools and the appropriate approach to grill cleaning. Talking about the appropriate tools you require some excellent quality heavy duty wire grill brush. Since there are many kinds of brushes in the market, it pays when you know the exact kind of brush that will serve you well. Once you get to the BBQ grill showroom you want to choose a brush that will not damage your grill grate and especially after you have spent a tidy sum to acquire it.

Usually, the best choice would be a brass bristle grill brush because brass is brittle enough to scrape all the dirt without scratching the grate; you must steer clear of stainless steel bristle grill brushes because they can easily damage the grates and especially those porcelain coated grates that are a little fragile. The only advantage of a stainless steel bristle brush is that you can use it for BBQ cleaning for a much longer time because they are resilient but you must weigh that with the fact that it will damage any enamel coated or cast iron grill grates.

The other thing you want to consider so you can do some effective BBQ cleaning is the design of the brush. Today many conventional brush heads are made of a plastic or wooden block with a series of bristles embedded and pointing at the same direction. A brush that is designed this way can easily clean the center of the grate but it will not reach the edges and the corners. There are better brushes that are made with a twisted wire frame with has bristles protruding in different directions. With such a brush your BBQ cleaning exercise will be a walk in the park because you can reach every angle without losing the important contact between the grate and the bristles. Now that you have the right tools, you need water and heat and you will be home and dry with BBQ cleaning.

This article is penned by Lora Davis for San Diego BBQ. The company is the market leader in offering the best BBQ and grill brands in San Diego with their showroom located in San Marcos. If you are looking for BBQ accessories, need BBQ cleaning or retrofit existing counter for BBQ just call (858) 605-5777 and your needs will be taken care off. They also do BBQ installation & haul away!


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