Your health is important. Without good health, you will not work, you won’t love, provide for your family, or even live. For this reason, you need to take care of your health. One important way you can ensure that is by eating clean food.
Barbecue, being one of the delicacies you enjoy with your family and friends need to be prepared in and from a clean environment.
I’m not going to lie to you. No way are you going to say your grill is clean if it is not covered. Worse still, you will not claim you love your family if you cover your grill using a dirty or poorly maintained grill covers. So, what do you need to learn about grill covers?
You need to know how to clean your grill cover, when to clean it, how to ensure it is dry and ready for use, and how make sure it isn’t blown off when in use or when stored. Even so, we need to find answers to these important concerns with regard to cleaning and maintaining a grill cover. Let’s start with this one…
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How To Clean Grill Cover (Step-by-Step Guide)
There is no set rule on how and when to clean your grill cover. The only thing you should agree on is the grill cover needs to be clean at all times. This way, you will show you care about your family’s health.
But, many people ask, what then should we do when it comes to cleaning a grill cover? When do we need to clean it? Will we clean it to satisfaction? All these questions are answered herein.
Wash Your Grill Cover After Every Use
The best advice I’ll give you is to clean your grill cover after every use. This way, you are not left with a lot of preparation work the next time you need to use it. Then, you might not find enough time.
In this cleaning endeavor, you will need:
- Warm water.
- Mild degreaser.
- A piece of cloth.
- Paper towels (optional).
Follow these simple steps for every after use cleaning of the grill cover:
- Remove any large or small food residue from the grill cover.
- Apply soap on a piece of cloth.
- Alternatively, dip the piece of cloth inside soapy water.
- Wipe all the remaining dirt, dust, and any other food particles that might have remained from the initial scrubbing.
- Using a hose or any other appropriate means, wipe all the remaining soapy water.
- Allow the grill cover to dry up in the sun or under a shade before you use it again.
PS 1. Make sure your grill cover is completely dry. Otherwise, if you put it over the grill when it is still moist, it will transfer dampness to the grill, which results in rust.
You need the same things above for occasional grill cover cleaning. Perhaps, the only additional thing you need to do is to ensure you repair, or use a scraper if you need to get rid of very stubborn stains.
PS 2. Different materials of grill covers may need different cleaning strategies, materials and perhaps extra ingredients.
How To Clean Vinyl Grill Covers
When it comes to grill cover cleaning, vinyl grill covers are perhaps the easiest to maintain. They require less effort for the material does not absorb water and dries up faster.
One thing that makes vinyl grill covers the easiest to clean is they are highly waterproof. With little water, you are able to clean a big are or the entire grill cover. As the other covers, polyester and canvas, cleaning vinyl grill covers require soap, warm water, a piece of cloth (preferably with absorbent ability), and a piece of dry cloth to wipe any extra water in the event you want to use it immediately after you clean it.
- Mix the warm water with soap.
- Ensure the water is foamy for it to give you good results.
- Using the piece of cloth (absorbent), wipe off any dirt, dust, and any other dirty that might be resting on the grill cover.
- Rinse the grill cover using clean water.
- Make sure no foam remains on the grill cover.
- Wipe the cover using the dry piece of cloth.
- Your grill cover is ready for use.
Grill Cover Cleaning Fact in Video
How To Clean Grill Cover From Blowing Off
Are grill covers easily blown off? Yeah, they are! However, it would be a mistake to believe all grill covers are easily blown off. Blowing off a grill cover entirely depends on where you live, where the grill is placed and perhaps, the weight of the grill cover.
If you live in a windy environment or use a lighter grill cover, you need to keep reading. You will find practical ways that have helped many users in your situation to ensure their grill covers stay intact.
By the way, if you want to have pleasant time talking to your family and friend during barbecue preparation, you need to learn a few tricks on how to stop your grill cover from blowing off.
Besides, it is quite embarrassing you walking around, knocking doors, disturbing your neighbors in the name of searching for a grill cover that was blown off. That is sad. Isn’t it? The worst experience is when after walking the whole day in your neighborhood, you come back home without the grill cover. You now need to buy a new grill cover.
If you are not careful, you will lose this new grill cover just like the other one. So, what would you do to ensure your grill is not blown off?
Use A Gust Guard
Originally, a gust guard was designed to hold the car cover in place. With a gust guard, car covers will stay in place even in the strongest winds. With the same idea in mind, a gust guard can be customized to protect your grill cover from blowing away.
If you decide to use a gust guard as a means to protect your grill cover from getting astray, you simply need to wrap the grill. After wrapping the grill using the cover, clamp it to the grill. To ensure it stays in place for long, fasten bungee cords.
Use Bungee Cords
Bungee cords are also another ingenious method of ensuring your grill cover stays put. With this method, you simply need to make one cord that has a sizeable length.
To effectively wrap your grill cover into place, the cords need to stretch easily. Once you ascertain the bungee cords are of the right length, wrap them around your grill with the cover in its place. You would have secured your grill cover.
Tuck The Cover
Many people prefer this method. The reason? It is simple, fast, and readily available. You simple put the grill cover in its place, make sure it covers all parts of the grill and as you finish covering, lift the rear ends of the lid so that you tuck them under the lid where the cover rests on the grill.
Use A Magnet
Depending on the material a magnet, which is strong will attract the grill cover. Remember that this method just needs you finding a big magnet that has the strength to hold these two metals together, the grill to its cover.
PS. You do not have to buy a magnet. Most old hardware have strong magnets. You can get it out from the hardware and make use of it.
You cannot aptly say you love your family if you are preparing barbecue on a grill that is not taken care of. Show your love for your family by ensuring they eat a delicious barbecue prepared inside a grill that is nicely covered with a clean grill cover.