Ah the BBQ, the symbol of summer. From hamburger patties to rotisserie chicken, it never fails to provide a delicious home cooked meal all summer long!
We use ours probably at least five days a week during the summer months, it’s a mess free, easy way to cook up any kind of food. But unfortunately for our BBQ, it gets a little neglected when it comes to maintenance, specifically cleaning.
When you spend a couple hundred dollars on a BBQ, it stings a little to see it so dirty and gross. And the dirtier it gets, the more I don’t want to clean it.
I hate to admit it, but this is at least a couple years’ worth of dirt and grime built up on our BBQ. Yuck!
So I’ve searched around the internet looking for a way to clean it without spraying chemicals all over my deck. I wanted some way to clean it that wouldn’t have fumes burning my nose or a risk of skin irritation if my hands were exposed.
A lot of people seem to have luck with vinegar. They would just spray it on and wipe it clean. Maybe their BBQ wasn’t as neglected as mine… I did try vinegar. And I scrubbed and scrubbed… and scrubbed!
I needed something a little stronger, but still didn’t want to use harsh chemicals.
So I dug through my cleaning cupboard and found the solution. My Norwex Cleaning Paste!
I know, I know, I’m always talking about my Norwex products, but it’s because they actually work! And it works with no nasty chemicals, no fumes, and safe for the environment. AND – no gloves or mask needed for this stuff.
You will need:
Norwex Cleaning Paste
Norwex SpiriSponge (or another scrubby safe for stainless steel)
Warm water (to dip your cloth/scrubby in while cleaning)
Bucket of water (to rinse the BBQ off when you’re done)
For those real nasty spots on the edge of the grill I really had to scrub. I pulled out my Norwex SpiriSponge and it made it so much easier!
When you’ve cleaned the whole BBQ, make sure to give it a good rinse. If you don’t get all the cleaning paste residue off, it will dry white. But don’t worry it doesn’t stain, just wipe it with a damp cloth and it’s gone.
All in all, it was a success! I was able to clean my very neglected BBQ with NO chemicals!
If you have a less than clean BBQ on your back deck, there is hope for you too! I would be very happy to hear how this worked on your stainless steel grill!