Much more than a simple concern for hygiene, cleaning the barbecue is an essential gesture for your health. Indeed, the fact of cooking and recovering the residues deposited on the grid leads irremediably to the formation of toxic residues. However, proper use and cleaning of the grill eliminates any danger of fullness.
In order to facilitate the cleaning of the barbecue, why not simply limit its clogging? First, always oil your grills well before you start cooking (with paper towel). This will prevent the meat from sticking to it. Take care to carry out the operation with an oil intended for cooking (this is indicated on the bottle). Indeed, an oil intended exclusively to be consumed raw generates hydrocarbons that consume health if it rises to high temperature.
Second, buy a basin that can accommodate your barbecue grill. At the end of the feast, soak the sufficiently cooled grill in soapy water (with black soap, for example), or even added baking soda. The cleaning operation will therefore have already begun while you will only be attacking the dessert!
Hot water, washing up liquid and lemon
If the grid is not really dirty, you can simply soak it in a basin of hot soapy water and add lemon. Leave to act for several hours or even overnight, then rinse your screen with clear water and wipe it dry.
White vinegar and sodium bicarbonate
When it comes to cleaning, sodium bicarbonate is first of all appreciated for its abrasive power. In many home cleaning products, baking soda is combined with vinegar. It is an all-purpose mixture that restores shine to all surfaces. In practice, pour sodium bicarbonate and white vinegar into a basin.
The baking soda will react with the vinegar which contains acetic acid. This will cause a precipitation that will peel off the burnt. Then let it act for at least half an hour before cleaning and rinsing. Be aware that in addition to being used to clean a barbecue grill, sodium bicarbonate is also formidable when cleaning a cold plancha.
High temperature cleaning
Using the same principle as pyrolysis, which actually cremates the residue, heat your barbecue empty. The heat will destroy the fat (this works especially for barbecues that have been returned from a lid, which allows a greater temperature rise). Then, make a ball of newspaper and scrub the grid to remove any remaining residue. In addition, if your grid fits in your oven, you can use the pyrolysis function of the latter.
In the dishwasher
If you can, do not hesitate to put your grid in the dishwasher. Just remember to remove, using paper towels, the biggest residue before the cycle so that the washing is optimal.