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Cleaning Your Dirty Grill

It is inevitable; your grill will get dirty. Whether it is from being used this past Memorial Day or simply sitting all winter, your grill will need a nice cleaning before you next use it. But cleaning it is not a difficult as you may think. Instead of sitting there and painstakingly scraping off bits of gunk and grime, follow these simple instructions and you will have a clean grill in no time.

This article from eHow.com breaks grill cleaning down into three easy steps.

1. First time using your grill this season: If your grill has been sitting all winter and you didn’t clean it after your last cookout, you will need to give your grill a proper cleaning before your next family barbeque. One of the easiest ways to do this is to moisten a few paper towels with ammonia (be sure to wear gloves and a mask), and place them on either side of your grill racks and then slide the racks into a garbage bag. Tie the bag shut and let the racks sit in the ammonia over night. Then, with your gloves and mask once again on, open the bag, wipe down the racks with a paper towel and then wash them with soapy water. This is much easier than trying to scrape a years worth of hardened gunk away with a wire brush.

2. Cleaning your grill when the season is over: I know it is the last thing you want to do after your last cookout of the season, but cleaning your grill before storing it away for the winter will save you a ton of work next summer. If a light scraping will not get your racks looking their best, go ahead and use the method mentioned in step 1. Also, do not forget about the outside of your grill. Apply GoJo waterless Hand Cleaner on the outside of your grill with a paper towel or old rag. You don’t even need to rinse. This final step will have your grill looking like new again.

3. A little Pam will go a long way: Spraying your grill with a non-stick cooking spray will make cleanup a breeze. Spray a fair amount of the Pam onto your grill racks so that food will not stick. Then lightly wipe the grill down after use (of course after the grill has cooled down some). Finally, brush the racks to perfection. If you do not have a grill brush, ball up aluminum foil and use that as a scrubbing brush. Scrub the grill rack with the foil ball.

Now that you know what you are doing, cleaning your grill should be a breeze – leaving you more time to enjoy your next cookout.  If you have any questions, contact Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence by calling1-800-833-9310 or click here today!

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