Cleaning your grill in the typical way, using a metal bristle brush can be dangerous. The good news is, there are several alternative methods. Today I want to share some grill cleaning safety tips with you…and recipes too!
Tons of people have recently reported injuries that have resulted from cleaning their grills with metal bristle brushes. We’ve been cleaning our grill with a metal bristle brush forever, and never had an issue. Many of the claims report that after cleaning their grill and cooking, they have received injuries from metal bristles that had transferred from their grill grates to their food. Those bristles were then unknowingly ingested or bitten into. Scary, right? These injuries range anywhere from lacerations to the tongue to intestinal tears and that required surgery. This article on CBS News goes into a little more detail about the injuries.
In our family, we grill year round. It doesn’t matter if it is snowing, raining or hot and humid out, we are grilling something almost daily. For years, we have cleaned our grill using the traditional method of running a metal bristle brush over the grates after cooking. Since that method doesn’t seem like the safest way to clean a grill, I decided to test 4 other grill brushes and wanted to share them with you. Check out my full review with photos of each grill brush and find out which one I will be using on a daily basis HERE in my recent article for eHow.
Looking for some amazing grilling ideas? Check out my detailed instructions for cooking and smoking our favorite meats below, and check out how to make tons of your own seasonings and rubs!
Smoking or grilling ribs is so much easier than anyone thinks, and they are to die for! So grab some ribs and check out How to Smoke Ribs using the 2-2-1 Method HERE!
Who doesn’t love pulled pork BBQ? When we are planning on feeding a big crowd, we always smoke a large pork butt (not sure why they call it a butt, it’s really a pork shoulder). It’s really inexpensive and will feed 20+ people. Or, you can freeze what you don’t eat and use if for many meals. Find out just how easy it is to Smoke a Pork Butt for Pulled Pork BBQ HERE…you won’t believe how good it is!
Cooking a whole chicken spatchcock style is one of our favorite things to do. Spatchcock only means that you are cutting the backbone out of the chicken and grilling it flat. The result is one of the most juicy meals you will ever have…and so full of flavor! See how to Grill a Spatchcock Chicken HERE!
If you’ve never had a smoked turkey, you are seriously missing out. We have roasted and fried turkeys before, but after smoking one, we will never cook a turkey any other way. Smoked turkeys are so flavorful and juicy, with the most perfectly browned skin, and the good news is that it will feed a ton of people. We used to only smoke a turkey on Thanksgiving, but now we smoke one every couple of months and have a nice dinner, then sandwiches and shredded turkey for soups and wraps too! Check out How to Smoke a Turkey HERE!
Now that I’ve shared some of my favorite ways to grill and smoke meats, step up your game with these 50 Homemade Seasoning Recipes. You will find recipes for rubs, veggie seasonings, salad dressings and so much more!
Happy grilling my friends!