Father’s Day is around the corner. What does the father in your life like doing most on this special day? If it involves a BBQ grill and cooking up a storm, showing off his skills with the spatula, do you know when the last time the grill was given a thorough cleaning? Grease from hamburgers or sausages, cooked onto the surface and the utensils can be a nightmare trying to scrape off. To get the grill ready in time for Father’s Day, follow these tips on how to clean and freshen up the grill. If you want a cleaning service to come through and give your home a thorough cleaning after his big day, contact White Glove Cleaning.


Using Lemon or Onion

Lemon is a popular cleaning ingredient that not only provides a shine but also a fresh scent! You’ll need a large white onion cut in half or several lemons cut in half, Kosher salt if using lemons, a BBQ fork, a plate, and a water hose.

  • Turn up the heat on the grill and let it sit for about five minutes while the leftover food can burn off.
  • Using the BBQ fork, poke the lemon or the onion being sure the cut side is facing down.
  • If you’re using lemons, dip the lemon into the kosher salt.
  • With the lemon or onion on the end of the fork, rub down the surface of the grill. This may require some pressure to remove all of the debris and use multiple onions or lemons to clean the entire grill.
  • When the grill is clean and completely cooled off, remove the grate and use the water hose to rinse it off.

Cleaning ServicesUsing Baking Soda

A seemingly magical powder, baking soda is a part of many natural cleaning products. You’ll need 1/4 cup of baking soda, a wire BBQ brush, a water hose, and plate. With this method, the grill should not be hot.

  • Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda onto a plate.
  • Slightly dampen the BBQ brush and dip it into the baking soda.
  • Using the baking soda covered brush, scrub the grill’s surface until it’s clean. Dip the brush into the baking soda multiple times as needed.
  • When all of the cooked-on food particles have been scrubbed off, thoroughly rinse the grill with the water hose.
  • Be sure to dry the grill with a towel so that the baking soda residue doesn’t transfer to the food.

To Clean The Rest of the Grill

Using a few drops of dishwashing liquid mixed with some water in a spray bottle, spray the soapy solution onto the exterior surface of the grill. Be careful not to spray any wooden handles on the grill, these surfaces will require special wood cleaning products. When the grill’s lid is warm but not hot, use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe away all of the grease.

To really show the father in your life that you care, what better way than to prepare the grill for some fantastic BBQing? With the grill shiny and smelling fresh, you can spend the day with your family and laugh and make memories over a delicious meal. To whip the house into shape, have a professional cleaning service come in and clean every nook and cranny. Give White Glove Cleaning a call today so we can handle the housekeeping.