Grillers and electric indoor grills are extremely convenient and are used to cook delicious, healthy meals. But, depending on the food you’re cooking, your grill could be messy. Here’s a checklist of tricks and tips to help you keep your grill spotless and through this, prolong the life of your grill cleaning brush.
There are a few safety concerns that you should keep in mind:
Before cleaning an electric grill in the indoor space be sure that the grill is disconnected.
Never immerse an electric indoor grill in water.
Protect any wires or connections exposed even those that are encased in aluminium or plastic – away from water. As always, inspect all electrical connections on a regular basis for damaged or frayed wires.
Additionally, as each indoor electric grill has its own unique characteristics take a look at the guidelines from the manufacturer for additional safety precautions and guidelines.
One thing you can do before cooking to aid in cleaning is to apply olive oil on the grill plates using a paper brush or towel prior to when you begin cooking. This will stop cooking food particles from adhering to your grill.
Now, in not in any particular order, a collection of tricks and tips to help you keep your grills, griddles, grillers and grills fresh and clean:
Make use of a spatula to break the bits of the mixture when it’s still warm and dry it off with a towel.
If the grill is slightly warm, thoroughly clean off any grease using clean paper towels. Once the grease is removed then apply a bit additional pressure, and then rub away the burnt-on food. While it may require some pressure, if the nonstick finish is in good shape and is clean, even food that has been burned is a breeze to clean off from an electric grill indoors. If the mess isn’t easy to remove using a sponge, you can use heated soapy water moisten the surface. Let the soapy water soften the burned food for at least 30 minutes. Then, using pressure, wipe it off using a dry towel. Dry paper towels is more effective than the damp sponge or rag when the food that was burned has been softened.
After you’ve used warm soapy water wash the exterior of an electrical grill in the indoor space, you can finish by wiping it clean with a slightly soapy dishrag. Even if your grill isn’t submerged into water, the grill can be clean with this method. Make sure to wipe it clean one last time using a dry, clean paper towel. You can also take extra care around the protrusions , as well as the lower and upper lip on the grill. These are places where food and grease are likely to build up. Then, you can use a sponge or dishrag to wash away soap as well as any debris that remains. Rinse the dishrag, then make sure to ring it out several times to ensure that all soap has gone. In the event that it is not cleaned, the next food cooked on the indoor electric grill could taste like soap.
To treat areas that are difficult to reach, mix a paste with baking soda, water and then apply it on the affected area, and let it the paste sit for a few minutes. After that, wipe it off with a non-abrasive towel. Baking soda is not abrasive. it is able to remove cooked-on grease easily and eliminates germs.
Don’t use the abrasive cleaning pads or scratching pads on the non-stick grill. These substances can cause damage to the non-stick surface of grill plates and leave scratches on the exterior part of the grill.
Put a towel in your dish washing liquid , then put it on the grid, using your spatula to gently rub the area. If that fails Try a little cooking oil…grill heated.
If there’s no non-stick grill, then clean it with water and vinegar and a towel.
You can clean the drip tray as well as the plastic spatula on upper racks of the dishwasher. Don’t wash these items in the lower rack in the dishwasher, or they might be damaged.
There are special George Foreman grill sponges. The sponges are priced at 5 dollars each for three to four, and they are available at Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond or wherever you want to purchase the grills.
Place a small glass of water on the grill while it’s still bubbling. The water will splash a little so make sure to close the lid following the pouring of the water. Take a damp paper towel and clean the grill, both at the bottom and on top.
Some drips of food and fats can get under the grill but they do not always are able to be absorbed by the catchers for drips. You can solve these issues by placing the aluminum Foil on the bottom of the grill plate. Spray the foil with non-cooking spray. You can then cut the foil so that it hits the drip catcher, thereby removing the mess that the counter creates. When you’re finished cooking remove the foil and clean off the cooking surface and that’s it.
After taking your food off the grill and it’s still warm, place a couple of layers of moist paper towels on the bottom of the plate to cover the entire plate. Close the lid. Make sure that the tray for catching is placed under the machine as the water of the towel will be able to run away. The grill’s heat creates steam from the wet towels. The steam loosens the baked-on food and oils. After eating, take your paper towels off and scrub the grill’s surface clean with another towel, moist cloth or sponge.