It’s just about time to start cranking up the grill again in preparation for summer backyard parties. When you have an outdoor kitchen, grilling outside can become a regular habit, not just something for special occasions. We want to help you make sure your investment in your outdoor kitchen stands the test of time. Any kitchen needs regular cleaning, and here are our favorite tips for keeping your outdoor kitchen ready to go all summer long.
Clean the grill while it’s hot
As soon as you take the food off the grill, spend some time brushing the grates to make sure your last meal doesn’t carry over into your next meal. Of course, you will want to deep clean your grill at least once a year, but these regular touch-ups will make deep cleaning a lot easier.
Maintain the stainless steel elements
In order to avoid rust and corrosion, these elements should be wiped down with warm, soapy water. If you want to make things really shine for a special occasion, you can use glass cleaner or specially formulated stainless steel cleaners.
Many kitchens have countertops made of porous materials like granite or stone and can stain easily. Make sure you have tools handy for quick clean-ups and avoid using glass cleaners on these types of surfaces. If you want to have a little more peace of mind about stains, then you can consider having them sealed.
The bottom line is to maintain your outdoor kitchen in much the same way you maintain the inside one. It never hurts to put a box of baking soda in the fridge or to keep cleaning items handy outside. Happy grilling!