Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Messy grill? Here are some 'grate' tips

I'm always torn on the idea of grill cleaning. I love the aroma of a well-used grill, yet some things stick if it get too... sticky.

Here are some tips from Weiman Products to clean and protect grills. Their products are available online.

Stainless Steel Exterior
Products like Weiman Stainless Steel Wipes are a quick and effective way to remove grime each time you use your grill. Make sure to use a high-quality, non-abrasive cleaner, and always wipe surface in the same direction as the grain of the metal. Then, buff with a soft cloth for a streak-free shine.
Grill Grates
To prevent food from sticking and to make clean up faster, use a spray bottle to coat the grill rack with cooking oil before each use. Peanut oil works best, as it will not burn off the grates as quickly as other oils. After grilling, scrape grates with a brass bristle grill brush (brass won't scratch grates) and reapply peanut oil.