How to Clean Grill Grates

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This warm weather has us ready to fire up the grill and flip a few patties. But first, we’ll need to clean up the grates for best use throughout the new season. Here are two methods to try out:

Method 1: Burning

Wrap your grates in aluminum foil, close the lid and heat the grill up to a high temperature so any remaining food or grease from before is easily cooked off. After 15 minutes, you can turn the grill off and use your grill brush to clean off the white ash that has accumulated.

Method 2: Soaking

Get a large bucket and fill it with hot water, a cup of dish soap and then stir in ¼ cup of baking soda until there is lather. Let the grates soak in this mixture for an hour and then scrub them clean. Rinse the grates off with cool water and then set them back into place.

Do you have any tricks of your own for getting your grill grates clean? Tell us in the comments.

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