We used to have a favorite restaurant around the corner from our house. We would go there often and get a "Paleo" version of their speciality. Pretty soon they started to know us by name and remember our order- pretty awesome. Until one day I was sitting in the restaurant, waiting to pick up my food and the door to the kitchen was open. What I saw just about made me run out screaming. It was the dirtiest, grossest thing I have seen in a long time. We haven't been back since. There are somethings you just can't unsee.
The question for you this Friday is: How does your BBQ check out? You may be used to the dirt and grime that has slowly grown over the summer months, but if you were seeing it for the first time, would you run for the hills? Our BBQ's often become buckets of bacteria if they are not properly cleaned with each use, and deep cleaned often. In addition to the "gross" factor, dirty grills don't work properly. Keeping the gas lines clear of build up makes it possible for you to enjoy grilling for years to come.
Here is a clear and simple list of instructions on how to clean your BBQ. The site doesn't mention it, but every time we are done cooking we leave the lid of the grill closed with the heat on. After about 5-10 min, the extra food bits are cooked off the grill and they are easy to scrape with our wire brush. Below I have added some of our favorite tools we use to clean the BBQ. Enjoy!