It’s summertime on the Seacoast, which means it’s time for cookouts and lawn games! But before you can start grilling up your favorite foods, you need to properly (and safely) clean your grill. Traditional grill cleaners are full of harmful chemicals that can be dangerous to use. There’s a better way! Learn to clean your grill without using any toxic chemicals and keep your friends and family safe and your food extra tasty.
Let’s get started!
Step one, remove all major food debris from your grill. You can do this by scraping off any stuck-on food with a spatula or brush. Once you’ve removed all the visible debris, it’s time to start deep cleaning.
To clean your grill without using any harmful chemicals, you will need:
- A spray bottle
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- A scrub brush or sponge
Start by mixing equal parts white vinegar and water in your spray bottle. Generously spray down your grill with the vinegar solution and let the solution sit on the grill for a few minutes to break down any remaining grease and grime. Vinegar’s acidity is powerful enough to dissolve grease and grime, and is completely natural.
After you’ve let the vinegar do its work for few minutes, sprinkle baking soda onto the grill. The baking soda will react with the vinegar (who remembers making volcanos in school?) and act as a gentle abrasive to help to remove any stubborn dirt and grime. Using your scrub brush or sponge, scrub the grill until it is clean.
Rinse your grill with water to remove any residue from the natural cleaning solutions, and that’s it! Your grill is now clean and ready for cooking.
Let us know if you try this non-toxic grill cleaner and if it worked for you. Happy grilling!