All winter long, I look forward to grilling and am not so secretly jealous of everyone who can handle the cold well enough to stand outside in their slippers when there’s 3 feet of snow outside (Michigan problems). There’s just something fantastic about cooking outside, am I right? I think we can all agree that grilling is one of the absolute best things about summer. But the bad side of grilling? Clean up. True, it’s better to have one dirty grill outside than a mountain of dirty pots in the kitchen, but how the heck do you clean a grill? They tear right through sponges and when I use soap I’m afraid that it will never come off (and the soap will cook into my food? Blech. Clearly I have some sort of complex about it).
Normally, I keep my grill divided into a meaty half and a veggie half so that I have no contamination and I can keep my grill related stress levels down, but after having a bunch of guests over (when more meat is needed than not-meat) the grill needs a severe cleaning. I also tend to like my food super burnt, which only makes the dirty grill problem worse. That’s where Grate Chef comes in.
These Non-Stick Grill Wipes clean and oil your grill grates so you don’t have any issues. There is also the Groover, which is a pad that can be used to clean any type of grill grate — porcelain, stainless steel, cast iron, etc and Stainless Steel Wipes to restore your grill to it’s glorious former shine.
Do you know what to do if your grill has a flare up and get’s out of control? Don’t put water on it! Just like in your kitchen, water is the last thing you want on a grease fire. It can be harder to smother a grill than a pot in the kitchen because you can’t just throw a lid on top. Closing your grill and just walking away is a pretty scary option for me, plus it will ruin all of your food. Flare Down is the perfect answer to this dilemma. It’s 100% food safe (the only product like it on the market!) and will help you take care of those flare ups.
If you have a charcoal grill, these Fire Starters burn hot and clean with no harmful toxins or weird smells. I don’t personally have a charcoal grill, but I do have a bonfire pit. There’s nothing worse than the weird smell/taste that lighter fluid imparts on your bonfire and everything roasted over a bonfire. These firestarters are not a new product but have been available in Europe and other countries for years. Check out the Grate Chef Flare Down Video Demo and Grate Chef Grill Wipes Video Demo for more info !
If you’re looking to try out these products, you can buy online or look for store locations. Tell me, what do you like to grill? Does it make a big mess? I like my food burnt to a crisp, so it always sticks like crazy. This summer, I’m finally trying grilling pizza too, so I’m sure I’ll have a lot of clean up in my future 😀