Why is it always that meat cooked on a Skokie grill just tastes better? Maybe it’s the natural yard air, or maybe it’s the know-how of the innumerable diverse cooking techniques, or maybe it’s having no mess in the kitchen? Whatever your idea is for grilling, cooking outside is a lot more than just grilling anymore - grilling is always impressive!
In the summer months we favor to grill more regularly. July is National Grilling Month and a favorable time to take stock of all the brands of grills possible at Crafty Beaver. On the other hand if you wish a brand-new grill, it’s still a great time to highlight what it takes to preserve your grill and keep it in good shape for the rest of the summer time.
Renew Your Grill
So you’ve invested in a nice grill and why would you not want to spend a a lot of time to maintain your grill by ensuring it stays clean? Grates can be cleaned thoroughly after every use. After all, who wants to cook on a crummy grill? There are a bountiful amount of products on the market for cleaning your grate, but actually any relatively clean grill brush will help – soft bristle or nylon brushes will work too. If you would like to use a stainless steel or brass wire brush, verify that it is acceptable to put into action on your grill grates by the manufacturer in advance before using it on your grill.
Spruce Up Your Grill While It's Still Sizzling
Cleaning is best done sooner than later after you grill, since the grill is hot and scraps are recent. With other contrasting types of grates like porcelain, stainless steel, cast iron, coated steel or other types, it’s pertinent to get it hot then wash it. Once your grill has cooled after grilling, but is still a little warm, take your brush and wash off any leftover food particles. If you choose to wash the grates before you arrange to grill, then pre-heat the grill to a high heat of 500 degrees then scrub the grates with the manufacturer -preferred bristle grade brush. After cleaning, the heat can be regulated to a fitting cooking temperature as recommended in your recipe. You can at once rest easier knowing your grill is tidy and washed!
Cleanse Your Grill At Least Once a Year
When it’s warm out, you should do a good cleaning to your grill. This could help keep your grill nice for months and years to come. This requires that you pretty much take it apart to do maintenance. If it’s a gas/propane grill, disconnect the gas line and then take up the grill parts layer by layer. When you get down to the burner, make sure to check it thoroughly. If you can cleanse it, do so, if it’s too dirty to clean, then, replace it. If your grill has to use lava rocks or ceramic briquettes double-check that these are not coated with grilled on foods. If they are coated with cooked food, buy a fresh new bag to replace them. Grill parts are available at nearly all hardware stores. We urge you to call Crafty Beaver to determine what we have in-stock for your grill.
Purchase a Grill Cover to Conserve it
Keep the appearance of your grill by not forgetting to put a cover on it! Chiefly when not in use, but of course, when it’s cool and not hot. The cover will not only save the grill from the rain but will keep mold and other gunk off the grill. Find a good grill cover. One that will not keep dampness in. Explore a grill cover with a felt liner and made with an exceptionally thick vinyl to hold off the rain. A cover is not necessary but may help and keep the grills durability especially if there are sections that may rust in the precipitation.
Crafty Beaver Is Here to Help
For a full care and maintenance of your individual Skokie grill, we propose to always refer to your grill brand’s protocol. If you have a question on washing and/or keeping up, or are in yearning of rehab pieces for your charcoal grill, gas grill or other type of grill, touch base with Crafty Beaver grilling department at 847-673-3000 or drive on over to 4810 Oakton Street in Skokie and we will be glad to help!