Harsh Chemicals to Clean Barbecue Grill:
We all know that a clean barbecue grill is safer and makes your food taste a lot better. But sometimes you forget to clean your barbecue right after use and the grease and dirt piles up. So next time you get to use your grill, you need to figure out a way to quickly clean your equipment. You might think that the easiest thing to do would be to dump entire can of oven cleaner inside your barbecue but you might regret this. Our experts at BBQ Repair Doctor do not recommend using harsh cleaning agents to clean your grill. Harsh chemicals such as oven cleaner leave a residue that can affect the taste of your food. It can also smell of chemicals for the next few barbecues. Harsh chemicals also can harm your stainless steel gill parts and painted finishes as well as other components of the grill. Also, there is a need for rubber gloves and noxious fumes that come with any cleaning agents. All of those things are best to be avoided.
Gentle Cleaning Agents for Best Results:
Stainless steel finish on most BBQ grills requires special care. BBQ Repair Doctor recommends using mild soap and warm water to clean all the stainless steel parts. After this kind of cleaning you should rinse the surface with clean water and dry it.
The best thing to use after is steel polish to give it extra shine. Do not use steel wool or wire rushes if you want you grill stay without scratches. If you do need to remove a suborn stain, try a non-scratch scrubber, similar to what you would use on a non-stick finish cookware. Also, you have to make sure to scrub in the direction of the gain in the stainless steel. Do not scrub in the circular pattern or across the grain.
One tip we would suggest is to first try scrubbing in one discreet spot of your grill before you are going to scrub the whole surface. That would if you mass up you can always change your scrubber or your technique.
Some safe and trusted products we recommend for grill cleaning are Caron & Doucet cleaning oil, Innosoft Organic Cleaner and BBQ Grid And Grill Grate Cleanser By Citusafe. All of those are very effective but at the same time are gentle and natural.
Read more about our professional barbecue cleaning services here.