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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 2 years ago Serge - House Cleaning South Florida

Good post thanks for sharing the cool trick.


about 3 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.


about 3 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!


about 6 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!