Maintain Your Clean Grill in San Diego
A clean grill is a good grill. The key to a clean grill is to be diligent about cleaning it immediately after each use, rather than waiting until you’re ready to start cooking. In fact, veteran smokers know a clean grill is a happy grill.
Having a clean grill is the secret to better-tasting food and extending the life of your grill. A clean grill is easier to cook on and improves the grill taste with your next meal as not bad-tasting or burnt bits will attach to the next food you grill.
The first time you use your grillWhen you purchase a new grill, you should wipe it down inside and outside using a damp cloth, before barbecuing for the first time. Polish the exterior using Weber’s grill cleaner for exterior enamel – it applies a protective coat, making the grill easier to clean in future. Wash the cooking grate and place it and the other burners and Flavorizer® Bars in the grill and light it. Allow the grate to ‘burn off’ at high heat for 10-15 minutes. This makes future cleaning much easier.Everyday cleaningAfter every time you have used your grill, you should brush off the cooking grate, while it is still hot. If you do this, you only need to spend 10-15 seconds. It will take a lot longer to get the same result, when the grill is cold. It will also be harder on the brush if you wait. Clean the grill exterior using a cloth dipped in soapy water and wrung, then polish it with a dry cloth. See more here.
Cooking food over an open flame is probably one of the oldest culinary techniques, and while cave dwellers didn’t worry about keeping their fire pits clean, modern humans do.
Maintaining a barbecue grill, whether charcoal or gas, doesn’t take a lot of effort, but it is important to clean the grill to keep it in top shape.
The biggest part of keeping a grill neat is to make sure the cooking surface is clean. The best way to do that is to crank up the heat and let the grates get very hot before grilling, said chef Howie Velie, associate dean of culinary specialization at The Culinary Institute of America.
“I just try to get the grill hotter than blazes. That char, all the little fat clingers, all those little bits, the skin from chicken, burns to a crisp and is easier to scrape off. By building a hot fire, you also prime the grill (to get) ready to cook on,” he said. Read more here.
Having a clean grill will keep your food delicious for you and your family safe. Keeping a clean grill will provide you extended years of enjoyment and tastier food for you.
Steps for Cleaning and Maintenance
To you it may be a grill or a barbeque or even a bbq, but whatever you call it, a wire brush or grill stones, rags or paper towels, cooking oil and some cleaning supplies are all you’ll need to make sure it’s safe and running great every time you fire it up.
Step 1 Check the flame tamers. These directly cover the burners and are also called heat tents and vaporizer bars. Brush off debris with a wire brush. Do not put oil on flame tamers after cleaning.
Step 2 Tube, u-shape, flat and cast burners should be checked when flame tamers are removed. Clogged burners can lead to uneven cooking and premature burner failure. Scrub burners with a dry wire brush, giving attention to the burner port area (the jets where the gas comes out) to remove any food residue or grease.
Infrared and rotisserie burners are a little different. Ceramic burners are delicate and need to be cleaned carefully. Turn ceramic burners on for 10 minutes to burn off excess grease and food debris. With the burner off, use tweezers to remove any large food debris. Read full article here.
Clean your Grill Now!
Remember it might not be glamorous but taking the time to keep a clean grill will only help to make your food better. A clean grill will work more efficiently and also be less prone to flare-ups due to grease buildup.
To maintain a clean grill for cooking requires a good deep cleaning of all components at least once a year or more if grilling is a weekly lifestyle. If you have any question about how to maintain clean grill, contact us (888) 556-8121! We are here to help you!