Removing grease in minutes: the easiest ways to clean a barbecue

Alina MilsentLife
How to clean a grill and grates

The only thing that can spoil a summer outing is the need to clean the barbecue. Food scraps, dirt, and grease quickly harden on the grates, and even expensive chemicals can't always cope with the dirt.

Fortunately, you can clean the grill with natural ingredients at hand. The Express has shared the best ways to remove grease from a barbecue.

White vinegar

White vinegar works perfectly to clean the grease and dirt left on the grill. A nice bonus is that vinegar acts as an odor-neutralizer.

Method of preparation: mix white vinegar and water in a 1:1 ratio (you can take 0.5 liters of water and the same amount of vinegar). Pour the solution into a spray bottle and treat dirty surfaces. Then wipe the grates with a sponge.


An unexpected but, according to experts, effective life hack. If you have any beer left over after a barbecue, don't throw it away. Moisten a wire brush with beer and rub it on the grill. This will help to quickly remove grease and food debris, but it is best to clean the grill with beer while the grates are still warm.


Ketchup will not only get rid of dirt but also rust. Pour a small amount of ketchup on the dirty area and leave it on for a few minutes. Then wipe off the residue and rinse the barbecue with water and detergent.

Baking soda

The most popular method of cleaning various types of dirt is undoubtedly baking soda. It is a versatile natural cleaner that will effectively remove burnt food and grease. Sprinkle a little baking soda on the still-warm grill and make a paste of water and baking soda in a 1:1 ratio. Apply the paste generously to all dirty grill surfaces and scrub thoroughly with a sponge.


A mixture of boiling water and coffee beans or old coffee grounds will quickly clean your barbecue tools. Add two to three teaspoons to hot soapy water, then wipe pots and utensils with a soft sponge. Removable barbecue parts can be left in the mixture for one to two hours.


  1. Turn on the grill.
  2. Take a large onion and cut it in half (you do not need to remove the skin).
  3. Pierce the onion halves with a grill fork and rub them on the grill grates.

By the way, baking soda, sand, citric acid, and salt will help clean the grill. Read more in the article.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to quickly clean the grill after a barbecue and prepare for a picnic.

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