Disclosure: This is a sponsored written by me on behalf of P&G. But as always, all opinions are my own!
In Wisconsin the Summer is a very special time. You can go outside without spending 30 minutes of prep time just to get your kids out the door. You can take your shoes off and touch the grass with your bare feet. Basically we spend as much time outside as possible, this includes all of our eating times. We eat lunch outside a good bit of the time, and we try and grill as much as possible! When you use your grill as much as we do, well it starts to get a little dirty. Let’s face it, with 3 kids we are lucky to get through a meal, much less make sure the grill is sparkling when we are done. SO, our grill works pretty hard to keep up with us!
As the temperatures continue to drop we will use it less and less, so right before school starts I like to give it a good scrubbing! Normally this involves a lot of elbow grease – but not this year! This year I have a much easier and less strenuous way to get your grill back to a functioning state! My secret weapon? Tide OXI Multi Purpose Cleaner baby! This stuff is just plain awesome. Oh, and it smells great too!!
So let’s take a look at how my grill looked before…..
Yup, pretty gross and nobody wants to cook on that right?? Definitely not! So what is a girl to do?
Why head to my all time favorite store that I am at more than the grocery store… The Home Depot. Yes, I am literally there more times a week than the grocery store. My poor kids, it’s ok they are picky eaters anyway, I don’t think they mind ; )
Here’s what you will need:
How to Clean Your BBQ Grill
****Please note: If you use this anywhere that food will touch PLEASE PLEASE rinse it thoroughly off! While Tide OXI works great on stains and cleaning, it might not be so well on your digestive track. Just sayin ; )
First mix up your water and Tide OXI based on the manufacturer’s directions in your 5 gallon bucket, then you are going to take your grill pieces off and put them right in there to soak.
Let them sit for about 5 minutes or so. Take this time to wipe down the rest of your grill with the Tide OXI. It does great on all the surfaces of the grill! After it has soaked, I used my grill cleaning brush to give it a good scrub while it was still in the bucket. Here you will see what it looked like with just a light scrubbing. I did this while it was still under water and couldn’t really see what I was scrubbing. Rinse off all the soap so you can see the areas you need to focus on for any remaining grossness : )
Already a huge difference right? This stuff practically just wiped off after soaking. I’ve heard of some people using oven cleaners for grills, but the smell of that is just SO STRONG. This smells clean and fresh! Once you have them scrubbed up, take an old rag and work on the spots that the brush had a hard time reaching.
Rinse THOROUGHLY! Remember… it might not taste good as a rub on your steak ; )
BAM! Look at this grill now!
My grill is in pretty bad condition, but the change was TREMENDOUS! Like it is seriously way cleaner and it was so easy to do! Remember how I said you could take that soak time to wipe off the rest of the grill. It does wonders : ) Take a look at the full before and after. Pay special attention to the silver part by the knobs and the front of the grill itself. Much better right?
Tide OXI Multi-Purpose Stain Remover has over 225 uses! I have been using this stuff all over my house. I have carpet in my dining room (not my choice.. it was here when we bought the house) and well… I have 3 kids. Enough said! But it has gotten old stains out of my carpet, I have used it to get stains out of laundry, and since the smell is fabulous I washed my pillows in it. FANTASTIC! The uses are endless!! So my new answer to everything – #TideThat Are you going to head out and clean your BBQ Grill now? You won’t be sorry!
What would you Tide with the new Tide OXI Multi Purpose Cleaner??