It’s grilling season and Father’s Day is right around the corner. What better way to celebrate with dad than a good BBQ? A family BBQ is the perfect way to get outside and enjoy some fresh air during these uncertain times. But, before you fire up the grill, take a minute to give it a good scrubbing.
What kind of grill do you have? Charcoal or Gas? Big or Small? All grills should be cleaned before and after each use. All you need is a grill brush, a microfiber cloth, BETTER LIFE Stainless Steel Polish and BETTER LIFE Dish Soap.
Charcoal grills require a little more maintenance because ash will build-up at the bottom of the grill after each use. When ash sits at the bottom of the grill, the vents will get blocked creating a safety hazard and making it difficult to monitor the temperature.
Before you begin grilling, make sure your grill is charcoal and ash free. Brush the bottom before cleaning the grill grates with a stiff-wired brush. Then, use a rag to apply vegetable oil to the clean grates to help prevent rust and food build-up. Finally, clean the inside of your grill with BETTER LIFE Dish Soap and a steel brush.
Before you start flipping burgers, fire up the grill for 15 minutes to heat up all the grime leftover from your last grilling session. Then, turn it off. Be sure to turn off the gas on the propane tank or gas line too. Begin cleaning the grill with a stiff wire brush dipped in soapy water. Use the brush to clean the burners and ports by brushing side to side. Towel dry the burners before replacing them.
After you’ve grilled your feast, follow the steps above again so your grill is ready for the next family BBQ. Clean the outside of your stainless steel grill with BETTER LIFE Stainless Steel Polish or, for painted and porcelain surfaces, use BETTER LIFE Dish Soap and water. Then, cover it up with a grill cover to protect it until you need it again!
Even though you can’t invite all your friends, make memories with your own private party. Here are some things you can do to make the most of your summer BBQ with your family:
Make it a Moment: Hang string lights or some fun decor to make the moment extra-memorable.
Get Moving: Stretch those legs and enjoy the outdoors. Play catch, have a jump rope competition, breathe in that fresh summer air.
Cool Down: Get out the sprinkler and have some fun while keeping cool.
- Create your own outdoor games. Make life-size scrabble letters or a matching game with paper and markers. Lay them out on your lawn and let the games begin.
Don’t let social distancing get you down! Create your own memories with dad by firing up the grill right in your own backyard. There’s plenty of summer fun to go around if you’re willing to get a little creative.