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- BBQ Tips, Grill Tips, Grilling Accessories, Harding The Fireplace
There’s been some concern the last few years about using a wire BBQ brush to clean grill grates. There’s a possibility that a bristle can come loose, end up in the food and cause damage if ingested. Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives to using a wire BBQ brush.
- Wooden BBQ Scraper – These are a popular alternative to a wire BBQ brush. Usually made out of cedar or birch, a wooden scraper either comes with precut grooves or completely smooth. Deeper grooves develop over time and can be very efficient as cleaning off stuck-on food from grates.
- Aluminum Foil – If you’re using foil as part of your food preparation, it can be reused to clean the grates. When you’re done grilling, simply ball up used foil and use tongs to hold it a safe distance away. You can scrub off cooked-on food and it can also reach between the grates—providing a thorough cleaning.
- Onion – While a bit unconventional, an onion can be used as an alternative to a wire BBQ brush if you have nothing else on hand. Halve it and stick it with a long-handled grilling fork. The enzymes in the onion can help break down food while you scrub the grate.
Help Prevent Food from Sticking to the Grill
While you need to clean the grill after each use, you can make the job easier by properly prepping the grates so food doesn’t stick. Make sure to liberally oil the grill grates or brush food with oil prior to grilling.
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