With barbecue season in full swing, it's important to keep cooking surfaces clean. Here's a quick 6-step guide to cleaning your grill.

  1. Fill a bucket or the sink with half water and half vinegar. Put the cooking grates from the grill into the solution and soak.
  2. While the grates soak, use a wire brush to softly scrub the main grill and clean away any ash or build-up. If you have an older gas grill, remove any briquettes or lava rocks first so you have access to the main burner.
  3. Once you've removed all the debris, reassemble the grill.
  4. Use a wire brush to clean the grates.
  5. Replace the grates and leave the whole barbecue grill to air dry for about 15 minutes.
  6. Spray the grill with a light coating of oil for easier cooking and cleaning for the next time!