In Evanston,Il. 60201,the first priority for cleaning the barbecue grill is to get the grate grime-free because that's the part that comes into direct contact with your food. Either of these two approaches will save you a lot of scrubbing.
1. Remove the grate from the grill and drop it into a large plastic bag. Squirt it down with oven cleaner, close the bag with a twist-tie, and leave it for at least 2 hours. Then put on rubber gloves, remove the grate, wipe it down with a scrubber sponge, and hose it off.
2. If you have a self-cleaning oven, slide the grill grates into the oven and run the appliance through its cleaning cycle.
To prevent food particles from sticking to the grates while you're cooking, spray them with nonstick cooking spray before they get hot. When you're done cooking, scrape the grates with a metal spatula or a wire brush, then close the grill cove and let the grates cook in there for an extra 15 minutes. This will burn off excess food.
If you have a charcoal burning grill, the only other crucial cleaning duty is getting rid of the ashes once the fire is totally out. Spread out a few sheets of newspprint on the lawn and dump the ashes onto it. Roll the paper up, folding the sides in to contain the ashes, then drop the bundle in a plastic grocery bag and tie it off. Throw it away into an outdoor trash can. Keeping your barbecue grill healthy and grime free, is a goal of our Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201.