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The Best Time To Clean Your Grill To Keep It In Tip-Top Shape
The best time to clean your grill is immediately after using it. Contrary to when the grill has cooled, the food residues would be loose on the grill and can't gunk up the grates.
Flat-top grills that don't have gaps like the traditional grills are harder to clean after they've cooled, as their solid surface collects loose food debris, marinades, and sauces.
Once you remove all the food, keep the grill's heat on for a few minutes. Then, grab either a metal brush, a hardwood scraper, or a balled-up aluminum foil
to scrub off grime.
Remove any drippings by sprinkling salt on the flat top, letting the salt absorb residual grease. Then, wipe it off with a sponge or paper towel once the grill surface has cooled.
However, scrubbing when
the grill is still warm isn't a substitute for deep cleaning. So, clean it thoroughly every six months or so, depending on how often you use the grill.