If your barbecue grill is getting greasy or a sooty buildup, the cleanup might be quicker and easier than you think. To start with, grilling experts say, that it’s not necessary to scrub the interior of your grill, whether you have a charcoal grill or a gas grill. In fact, allowing residue from cooking smoke to accumulate inside the grill seasons it, imparting a better flavor to the food you cook.
If flaky stuff falling off the inside of the grill bothers you, just remove it once a grilling season using a wet, soapy sponge followed by a wipe with a wet, nonsoapy sponge. That’s it!
Although you’ll save time by not cleaning the inside of the grill, experts advise that you regularly clean the grate that holds the food. Greasy clumps of burnt food that accumulate on this grate can give a bad flavor to the next round of food you grill. A long-handled bristled brush should do the trick just fine.
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