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Since the beginning of time, man has cooked his meats on a grill, and the most popular barbecue grill has become the charcoal barbecue grill. It’s easy to use, affordable to purchase and available in a variety of sizes. It is a great choice for grillers looking to add an extra layer of flavour to their food, but it can take time to learn and properly maintain it.

When it comes to grilling, nothing’s more important than a clean grill. A dirty grill can cause food to stick and burn, while a clean one will give you years more use than one that’s dirty. This guide will show you how to easily clean your charcoal barbecue grills so they’ll last longer than ever!

Regular grill cleaning is important to prevent excessive carbon build-up on the grates and blockage of vents. Carbon can cause flavour loss, clogging your barbecue’s vents, causing rusting, food sticking to the grates and flare-ups that could lead to smoke being impure.

Tools and ingredients needed for grill cleaning
Wire brush, scraper, aluminium foil, tongs, and elbow grease are your best cleaning partners.

You will need:
• A wire brush to scrub off any leftover food and residue from the grill.
• A scraper to scrape off the charred remains of burned food from the grates and ash pan.
• Aluminium foil for wrapping up your grill after cleaning so that it doesn’t rust or turn green from moisture in the air while being stored outside in the garage or shed.

The easy process of cleaning
You should always start by removing your grates from the grill. Then use a wire brush to scrape off all residue from both sides of each grate and any other areas where food can be caught in between the bars of your grill. Next, use a scraper or knife to remove any remaining titbits on the surface of your grates.

Finally, take a damp cloth and wipe down every inch of each side of your charcoal barbecue grill until it’s thoroughly clean!

To clean your charcoal grill interior, turn the BBQ upside down and tap out excess ash.

Use a scraper to get rid of as much ash as possible, then use a wire brush to clean the finer residue. If there are some stubborn bits that won’t come off with your scraper, use this method instead:

• Turn the grill over so that it’s flat on the ground

• Grab one end of the handle and pull outwards while holding onto another end; this should loosen any remaining residue from the inside of the grill (it might take more than one try!)

• Replace the grate back into the barbecue, situate your coals where they belong, let the charcoal heat up and you’re good to go!

As a preventative measure, wrap a thin layer of aluminium foil around the bottom of your grill as a drip pan to protect it from food drippings that may cause rusting. Don’t use aluminium foil on the grate, as this will only make things worse.

The best time to clean your barbecue grill
The best time to clean your grill is after it has cooled down, but before you store it for a long time. This will allow you to avoid having to deal with hardened grease and grime.

Once the grill is cool, simply wipe down any excess food remains with a damp cloth or paper towel and then dry thoroughly. If there are any stubborn stains that won’t come off easily, use a wire brush or steel wool on them until they’re gone!

A clean barbecue grill will give you years more use than one that’s dirty
If your barbecue is clean, it will keep your food tasting better and prevent it from sticking to the grates. It also helps prevent the burning and rusting of the metal, which can cause fire hazards if not taken care of properly.

With proper care, you can use your charcoal grill for many years. As long as it’s cleaned regularly and maintained properly, this should be one of the best investments you’ll ever make! Buy your new portable BBQ grill from Kankay grills and experience the best of modern BBQ grilling!