People are just realising you can clean your BBQ with beer as expert shares hack

With the sunny weather and heatwave continuing this week, many Brits are planning to make the most of it by having a BBQ.

However, it's important to make sure your BBQ is clean before you start the cooking if you want to have the tastiest food around.

But, did you know that you can get your grill sparkling clean with beer?

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Well, according to experts you can, as they shared their handy hack.

The penny pinching pros at put together nine budget friendly ways to clean the barbecue which include using half a bottle of beer.

Maintaining a clean barbecue is essential for multiple reasons, not only will it cook better quality food but it’s also safer and more hygienic.

Grease build up can be both a fire hazard and a breeding ground for bacteria and germs.

Here are the top tips you need to get a gorgeous grill:

  • Heat it up Before cooking on your grill for the first time this year, heat it up to try and remove any stuck-on food. This should burn off the most stubborn remains
  • Steam clean – Once your BBQ has started to cool down, cover the grill with water-soaked newspaper and close the lid. Leave it shut for 30 minutes to give it a good steam clean
  • Clean with an onion – While there’s still some heat in your grill, attach an onion to a fork and rub over the hot bars. The water in the onion steam cleans them and removes any stuck-on food
  • Vinegar spray – Mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the grill and leave for 10 minutes. Empty the bottle, refill with just vinegar, spray on and then scrub to clean the grill and its interior
  • Coffee cleaner – Try soaking your grill and utensils in coffee for hard to remove food remains. The acid in the coffee loosens up caked-on dirt
  • Baking soda – Sprinkle baking soda on the grill and also dissolve some in water. Use a sponge with a scourer to scrub until all the baking soda is gone and the grill is sparkling
  • Beer – Pour half a bottle of beer onto a warm grill and scrub with some newspaper or a wire brush. Your grill will be sparkling in no time
  • Scrubbing the remains – If there are still bits on your grill, scrub them with hot, soapy water. If you don’t have a BBQ grill brush, scrunch up some foil and use that instead
  • Scrubbing the outside – Once the inside of your BBQ is sparkling, don’t forget to give the outside a good wash down. Hot soapy water and plenty of elbow grease are all you need for this

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