Sometimes when the weather is cold, you’d rather just order a pizza and sit in front of YouTube or the TV but now the weather has warmed up, your thoughts may be turning to those juicy steaks you enjoyed last summer or you may be inspired to find some new barbecue recipes to try this year. But hey, did the grill get cleaned?
In an ideal world the grill is cleaned up perfectly after use and put away for the winter but somehow it often happens that you just don’t get around to it.
If it has been left out and has been exposed to the elements, what can you do to make your grill usable again?
There are no shortcuts in life but there are a couple of simple ways to remove the rust as easily as possible.
Here are some of the solutions you most likely have in your cupboard that you can use today.
Vinegar and bicarbonate of soda
If your grates are non-removable, simply sprinkle them with bicarbonate of soda and heat up the grill until the soda begins to bubble. Let the grill cool and use a brush to remove the now loosened rust.
Lemon Juice and washing powder
Vinegar and salt
If your grates are have really resistant burnt on debris and need something a bit more, make a paste out of salt and water and use a wire brush or steel wool pad to scrub the rust off.
Cola drinks (and this is why Cola is not the Figtree Products’ family drink of choice)
Coat your grates in vegetable oil before the next session. It will help prevent food sticking and help with rust resistance. Happy grilling!