The unofficial start of summer was yesterday - that also means the start of grilling season! Did you use your grill yesterday? If so, did you clean the grates?
Some tips when cleaning your grill grates:
- Use a ball of aluminum foil after grilling to help loosen any larger food pieces that may have stuck to the grates.
- While the grill is pre-heating, use a grill brick or wire brush to scrub the grates and further loosen any particles that might have been left behind from the previous cooking.
- If desired, oil your grates during the pre-heating stage.
- Blackened grill grates are actually a good thing (even though you may want to have shiny metal ones) - that baked on black coating protects the grates seasoning between grilling sessions and helps prevent rust.