Cleaning the barbecue grid with lemon
Crazy but true: lemons are a very handy tool to clean your barbecue grid! Cut the lemon in two and rub the grid with it. Let it soak in for some time. After about two hours, the food residues will come along very easily with the help of a sponge or microfibre cloth. A lemon is also perfect if you want to degrease and clean your grid during grilling. Prick half a lemon on a fork and rub it over the hot grid. Bye bye grease residues!
Important: always dry your grid thoroughly after cleaning.
Heat up the barbecue
Let your barbecue heat up for fifteen minutes with the lid closed. All food residues will burn away at once. Just clean it afterwards and your grid is as good as new! Use for example Barbecook’s Olivia spiral brush to scrub away the leftovers.
Brush the barbecue grid with some vegetable oil
To take preventive action you need to brush your barbecue grid with vegetable oil before barbecuing. This way, you will not only prevent food residues from sticking, but you will also keep the barbecue grid rust-free for longer.
This tip also works with a potato. Cut a raw potato in half and prick it on a fork. Rub the potato over the hot grids and the grilling can begin. The starch in the potato creates an anti-stick layer, which makes cleaning up afterwards much easier.