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Cool Trick for Cleaning Your Grill

July 28, 2009 • 4 Comments

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Grill Cleaning Trick

- Amanda

Yes, you're supposed to clean your grill as soon as you're done using it. But since that never happens in my house, I needed a way to scrape it down right before firing it up again. Merrill taught me a quick and effective trick for doing this: you crumple a piece of aluminum foil, then using tongs to grasp it, you use the foil to "scrub" the surface of the grill rack. It's amazing how well it works -- scraping up even the stickiest bits in just a few seconds.

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over 1 year ago Serge - House Cleaning South Florida

Good post thanks for sharing the cool trick.

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almost 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Great idea, I hate those wire brushes invariably some of the bristles come out onto the grill and you risk one of those wire bristles nestled in your food. Must try the foil.

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almost 2 years ago kfles

At our house, while the grill is heating up, we cut an onion in half, stick one of the halves onto a long grill fork tool, and clean away. Result: a clean grill and mouthwatering aromas while you clean!

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over 4 years ago Helen

Until I saw this, I thought the only way to effectively clean a grill involved getting burned, and suffering through it. I've been proven totally and completely wrong. This method is brilliant!