Follow six tips so that you can get back to enjoying your outdoor space with friends and family.

  1. Before lighting the grill, apply non-stick spray on the grates. The protective spray cuts down the clean-up time afterwards.For charcoal grills, line the bowl with aluminum foil.After grilling, and once the grill and coals are cool,simply diecard the foil with the coals and ash.Then, wash and reline with foil for next time.
  2. There are multiple options to scrub away buildup on the grates once the grill has cooled.
  3. Squirt grease-cutting dishwashing detergent on grill and grates(once cool).
  4. For tougher jobs,place cool grill grates inside a plastic garbage bag and spray them with oven cleaner.Tie the bag shut and let it sit outside for a few hours.Wearing rubber gloves,place grates on a newspaper and then scrub with abrasive brush or scrub pad.Rinse with water.
  5. You can also spray oven cleaner in the bowl of the grill and, wearing rubber gloves,wipe the residue out using crumpled newspaper.