Everyone loves to grill in the summer – even year round – but I cannot believe how many people I see that don’t know how to clean their grilltop. Some jack up the heat and “burn it off”. That doesn’t get all of the carbon off, and it weakens and wears out the grill. Some try to scrub it with a wire brush. Some never clean it, just keep right on cooking over all of the bacteria that grow on it after it sits for awhile. So I’m going to share with you how my grandfather taught me to clean a grill in the easiest, fastest way there is.
After it cools, remove the grill top. Spray it heavily & thickly with EasyOff oven cleaner, both sides. Wrap in several thicknesses of newspaper and let it sit flat outside overnight. That’s it. In the morning, unwrap it and spray it off with a garden hose. It comes out shiny clean with no scrubbing!
Try it and you will never again fuss with any other method. No, no – you can thank me later with a hamburger.
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