Tips to Live Organically

As summer approaches, it’s time to dust off your grill and get ready for some outdoor cooking fun. But before you fire it up, it’s important to give your grill a good cleaning to ensure that your food tastes great and your grill stays in good condition. While there are plenty of commercial grill cleaners on the market, many of them contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your health and the environment. Thankfully, there are plenty of all-natural alternatives that are just as effective and much safer to use. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to get your grill ready for summer using all-natural cleaners.

  1. Gather Your Supplies: Before you get started, gather all the supplies you’ll need to clean your grill. Here’s what you’ll need:
    • Baking soda
    • White vinegar
    • Lemon juice
    • Onion
    • Dish soap
    • Water
    • Spray bottle
    • Grill brush
    • Microfiber cloths
  2. Remove Grates and Drip Trays: Start by removing the grates and drip trays from your grill. These are the parts that tend to accumulate the most grease and grime, so you’ll want to give them a thorough cleaning.
  3. Soak Grates in Vinegar Solution: Fill a large bucket or sink with equal parts white vinegar and water. Submerge the grates in the solution and let them soak for at least 30 minutes to loosen any stuck-on residue.
  4. Scrub Grates: After soaking, use a grill brush to scrub the grates clean. The vinegar solution should help loosen any stubborn residue, making it easier to remove.
  5. Clean Drip Trays: While the grates are soaking, take the opportunity to clean the drip trays. Wipe them down with a mixture of dish soap and water, then rinse them thoroughly and allow them to dry.
  6. Make a Baking Soda Paste: In a small bowl, mix together baking soda and water to form a thick paste. Baking soda is a powerful natural cleaner that can help remove grease and grime without scratching the surface of your grill.
  7. Scrub Grill Interior: Using a microfiber cloth or sponge, apply the baking soda paste to the interior surfaces of your grill. Focus on any areas with built-up grease or residue, and scrub gently until clean.
  8. Rinse Thoroughly: Once you’ve finished scrubbing, rinse the interior of the grill thoroughly with water to remove any remaining baking soda residue.
  9. Clean Exterior: Don’t forget to clean the exterior of your grill as well. Mix equal parts water and lemon juice in a spray bottle and use it to wipe down the outside of the grill. The citric acid in the lemon juice will help break down any grease or grime, leaving your grill sparkling clean.
  10. Reassemble and Season: Once everything is clean and dry, reassemble your grill and give it a good seasoning before you start cooking. This will help prevent food from sticking and give your grilled dishes that extra flavor boost.
  11. *Want an easy method to continue to keep your grill clean after each use?  Cut a large onion in half and place it on the end of a grill fork. While the grates are fairly hot, wipe them down thoroughly with the onion. The onion’s enzymes will release and produce steam, helping remove bits and charred debris. – Finally, scrub the grates well with a grill brush to loosen any remaining food particles.

Getting your grill ready for summer doesn’t have to mean exposing yourself to harsh chemicals. By using all-natural cleaners like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice, you can effectively clean your grill without putting your health or the environment at risk. So go ahead, fire up the grill, and enjoy some delicious outdoor cooking all summer long!

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