Cleaning the grill

Ik vind niets leuker in de zomer dan ’s avonds lekker barbecueën met vrienden en familie. Maar ja, na die lekkere hamburgers en pulled pork moet je de barbecue natuurlijk ook weer schoonmaken. Gelukkig heb ik wat slimme supertips voor je.

Tip van Keith:

Smeer tussen het grillen door een halve citroen over het grillrek. Zo blijft het vet niet aan het rek kleven en ben je zo klaar met schoonmaken.

Summer is in full swing again, so your barbecue has probably already been in action a few times (almost every day for me). But yes, then cleaning comes around the corner, because you don't eat pulled pork from dirty grates. Fortunately, I have some super tips for you.

Tip 1: Clean the grid as soon as possible after barbecuing. The longer you wait, the more firmly the grill residues are stuck to the grid! With the Scrub Cloth or Scrub Sponge you can scrub more difficult leftovers.

Tip 2: Soak the grid in cleaning vinegar or rub it with half a lemon or onion. You can of course scrub yourself with a steel sponge, but that takes a lot of time and sweat and your schedule won't be happy either. A steel sponge can damage the chrome layer. The acid of the lemon, onion or vinegar easily dissolves the fat, after which you can wipe the grates clean with a microfiber cloth. Just rinse with water and you're ready for the next BBQ.

Tip 3: You can also try removing the grill residue with a paste of a few tablespoons of baking soda and water or an acidic liquid, such as lemon juice or vinegar. If you make the paste with lemon juice or vinegar, the mixture will fizz vigorously at first. Then you can apply it to the grid and let it soak for fifteen minutes. Then go over it with a sponge. Now also rinse with water.

Tip 4: Grease the grates before and after barbecuing with a vegetable oil. You kill 2 birds with 1 stone: food leftovers don't burn as quickly and the grid stays rust-free for longer.

Tip 5: Don't forget to clean the barbecue itself! Use a mild, degreasing detergent and a soft cloth to make the entire housing shine again.