You Can Use This Common Kitchen Item To Clean Your Grill

Summer may mark the grilling season but it's possible that you use your BBQ year-round to cook up a sirloin steak, a hamburger, or even fish. For some, meat is tastier when it's grilled and if you're a vegetarian, maybe you prefer the flavor the BBQ adds to the veggies. But like with any cooking appliance, they need to be cleaned after each use to keep them in good shape. Plus, removing food particles right after using will make it easier for when you want to light up the charcoals and cook your next delicious meal.

When you've finished grilling, you're likely ready to eat what you've just cooked before it gets cold, but it may be worth your while to give the grill a quick clean while it's still hot. This is so food remnants don't have a chance to solidify and stick as it cools. Because cleaning once the BBQ isn't hot anymore may create more work and be more of a cleaning challenge, especially the next time you decide to BBQ. But you may wonder –what's an easy way to clean the grill?

Aluminum foil is a trick to clean the grill

You may be surprised to hear that aluminum foil can be used instead of a brush for cleaning. Truth is, it's an easy and convenient way to keep your grill in good condition. In order to clean with foil, you'll want to make a ball that is big enough so it can be held between a pair of tongs, according to CNET. Then, you can scrub the grill plates while they are still hot or warm to get rid of any food particles and grime as stated in an article in CNET. 

It's important to know — when you clean with aluminum foil — tiny pieces of foil can get stuck to the metal grill plates. But don't worry, there's another trick. Once you're done cleaning and the grill has cooled, it's recommended that you wipe it down with a wet cloth to ensure there aren't any unwanted particles on the grill. Now you have a new handy method to clean your grill when you don't have a brush or don't feel like spending money on a new one.