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How to Clean Steel BBQ in 7 Easy Steps

Steaks are great, but after cooking it's quite hard to remove the grease from your BBQ. Source: Flickr

Steaks are great, but after cooking it’s quite hard to remove the grease from your BBQ. Source: Flickr

If you have steel BBQ, this means that you enjoy some of the best steaks ever, but you also have that cleaning problem, which seems have no solution. Every time it is so hard to clean it and always looks like you have done nothing. I have tried a lot of recipes and methods and I finally came with my own method and recipe for cleaning your BBQ after delicious dinner. There are seven easy steps and they does not include any expensive or hard chemicals. I always believed that if you keep it simple, there is a bigger chance to succeed. So enough talk and let us start cleaning our BBQ.

Step 1

After you make your magical steaks and the BBQ is cooled down, rinse it with hot water and let it soak.

Step 2

After the cooking there usually is a lot of meat chunks left on your grill. Source: Flickr

After the cooking there usually is a lot of meat chunks left on your grill. Source: Flickr

On the next day (preferably) heat the BBQ a little and then take a nice long grill brush. It is preferably to be long because you will have the leverage you need to clean it properly. Start brushing it from side to side, but don’t get over excited, you only need to remove the top layer and the largest pieces of grease and meat. When you are done with this step you can stop and take a little break (You can drink a beer or make coffee if it’s too early :).

Step 3

Clean the grill with a rag soaked in oil. (This is the hardest step)

Step 4

Take a packet of baking soda and sprinkle it all over until the surface becomes white. It is very important to sprinkle generously over the most polluted areas and be sure the the soda stays there.

Step 5

Pour with some kind of vinegar, the most effective are apple or wine vinegar. Make sure that all of the soda is soaked with vinegar. (Actually this is one of the most powerful green cleaning combinations).

Step 6

You have to brush the grill well. Source: Flickr

You have to brush the grill well. Source: Flickr

Let the vinegar like this for an hour to do its work. This is my personal favorite step because you are sitting back and doing nothing, but you can say to your wife how hard was to clean the BBQ that well. How hard you had brushed it and so on and so on.

Step 7 (Final)

Take a wet rag and clean the baking soda and the vinegar very well , make sure that you have clean it, otherwise it will smell to vinegar next time you make your magical steaks.

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