BBQ Cleaning Tips for a Gross Grill
BBQ Clean Up: Here’s How!
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Gross, right?! If you’re only an occasional griller, and haven’t taken your barbecue out for a spin in a while, this sight on your grill might be all too familiar next time you lift up that cover. That’s because, as we know, mold loves moisture! And grease too.
The main culprit is your cover. Yes, it keeps your barbecue protected from the elements, but it also risks trapping moisture inside, that eventually causes mold and rust. If you have a good quality grill, for example one that is coated with stainless steel, you can probably get away with not using a cover at all. However, if this isn’t the case, it’s really important to ensure your grill is clean and dry before covering it up for the next outdoor family excursion or long weekend. When you’re done with cooking for the day, get it nice and hot and scrape off all of the remaining grease and food residue from the grate. Store it with the vents open, and keep it in a dry place so damp air or water droplets don’t get trapped inside. Make sure it’s completely dry before putting on the cover – otherwise you are guaranteed to be greeted by a plethora of white fuzz when you re-open it.
Now we know how to prevent it; but what if its already too late? The important thing is not to clean it with bleach, chlorine or any other harsh chemicals! The last thing you want to cook on is something that has been doused with toxins – even if it does get rid of the visible mold on your grill. Here’s how we suggest getting your grill back to its best!
- Gently scrub the surface to lift the coarse, bulky fuzz off the surface of your barbecue. If there are ceramic elements on your grill, use a damp cloth to wipe them; do not use wire scrapers or a metal brush as this will damage the coating.
- Apply a thin, even coating of Concrobium Mold Control to the affected surface and surrounding areas.
- Allow to dry. As it dries, Concrobium crushes the mold spores and allows you to wipe them away safely with a Concrobium dampened brush or cloth.
- Re-apply a thin layer of Concrobium on the surface to leave behind a protective barrier, preventing from future mold growth.
- Gently wipe the surface again before using your barbecue to ensure no residue is leftover.
This multi-step process is quick, easy and requires no rough scrubbing or harsh chemicals that will damage your grill. Most importantly though, it contains zero risk to your health. You can cook safely next time knowing that no toxic chemicals have been used on your cooking surface, and be rest assured that no mold spores remain! Now, what’s for dinner?!