We love this time of year when we can start grilling outdoors for our family and friends. We were happy to see that there is a easier way to clean the grates without harsh chemicals. Please see below.

Regular grill maintenance and cleaning with a grill brush helps keep your grilled food tasting clean, pleasantly charred and smoky — not burned, which results from cooking on grates laden with built-up carbonized foods. An effective scraping and brushing after each use should cover you through grilling season, but once or twice a year, depending on the frequency of use, you need to deep-clean the grates, and that time is now.

You'll find several chemical-based cleaners on the commercial market — some with a skin-burning pH of 13.5 and over, and comprised of compounds like caustic potash — that can strip your stuck-on grill grime in as little as 15 minutes. But unless you're cleaning grills in a high-volume restaurant, you don't need that type of chemical firepower. Instead mix two cups of distilled vinegar with one cup of baking soda in a heavy-duty garbage bag. Place the grates in the bag, seal it and let them soak overnight — a light scrubbing and rinse the next day will rid the grates of residue..

Source: Char-Broil

Laura Flynn, Real Estate Broker

Coldwell Banker

Downers Grove, IL

5114 Main Street

Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of the company.

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