Cleaning your barbecue grill:
Some people use aluminum foil to trap heat and destroy food residue. It does work, but BBQ Repair Doctor does not recommend this because its way to dangerous.
To destroy food residue you would cover the grill with solid layer of foil, turn on the heat to high and then let the heat to build-up until all the residue turns to ash. This used to work good with old BBQ grills which were built more solid and from fewer parts. But with modern grills that have more parts and more complicated mechanisms this can result in a lot of trouble. The grill parts can warp and melt and you can even end up with gas fire on your hands.
Most modern BBQ Grill manufacturers do not recommend it. And BBQ Repair Doctor has seen quite a bit of damaged BBQ parts over the years, all results of this kind of cleaning.
For the same reason you should never cook with grill covered in foil.
Taking your grill apart for a more thorough cleaning:
Should you take your grill totally apart to clean every nook and cranny? That is a good question. That is what BBQ Repair Doctor professional technicians do each time they clean a grill. But they have been in business for many years and are certified to do that. An average person might have hard time to put all the parts back together.
So, we do not recommend it unless you are totally confident in your technical skills. Just remember that failure to re-assemble your BBQ grill correctly can result in safety hazard.
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.