Sunday, September 27, 2020

Saucy tips for barbecue maintenance

It’s no surprise that people love to barbecue. Friends, family, food and fire all come together in that wonderful moment! But, amongst the good times, one can always forget to clean the grill and therefore have the flavours that complement this ritual completely tainted by the taste of the last you had!

As the barbecue season is about to start, Helpling (, the leading online-platform for home cleaners, has listed some simple things to do to take care of their barbeques and ensure they are in prime condition to make flawless steaks.

Charcoal Grills

  • Use a stiff wire brush to clean your grill. It’s always best if you do this after you cook, not before as the remaining food particles will still be loose and get on your food.
  • If your grill is made of iron, brush on some oil with a paper towel and wipe over the surface. This will prevent rusting and allow for your barbeque to age well.
  • Make sure you clean the grate of the grill. Ensure that all the ash is brushed out and there is no leftover food under the grate. Be sure to do this when the barbecue is off and the plates are cold to avoid injury.
  • And at least once a year, depending on how often you use it, take time to give it a really good clean with soapy water.

Gas Grills

  • Use a sturdy spatula to scrape off all residue right after you grill. The heat will help to easily remove foods and oils.
  • Be sure to empty the container that retains the fat and wash with hot soap and water. If this gets blocked, the grill filtration will stop working and require a brand new one in order to fully cook your food.
  • Once the barbecue is cold, soak the grills in soapy water for a couple of hours and then scrub with a sponge. The dirt will come off easily and make for a nicer flavour the next time you cook.
  • Dilute one tablespoon of baking soda and another with vinegar in one litre of warm water and put it on the external parts of the grill. This mixture will remove grime and dirt and will leave your barbeque shining.
  • Disconnect the gas and lift out the grill parts layer by layer. Once you get to the burners, make sure you inspect them thoroughly and scrape off any residue.
  • Look for any blockages in the gas pipe and make sure this is coming through freely.
  • After you remove each piece, wash with warm soap and water. Make sure to rinse off everything and dry before putting back in its place.
  • Now that it’s clean, make sure you let the grill heat completely, just to ensure there’s no soap residue left. Put the lid on to create a little steam, which will reduce soap smells and you’re ready to go!

Saucy Tips!

  • Leave a sponge soaked with white vinegar by the barbecue. It prevents smoke from spreading and leaving your house smelling like a cooked steak.
  • When preparing your meat for barbecuing, rub the cutting board with lemon and salt to kill germs from previous cooking and wash after.
  • If the barbecue temperature needs to be increased make sure you add a lit charcoal piece to the existing fire, do not add un-lit charcoal or it will become too smokey.
  • If you want to stay chemical free you can clean any grill with half an onion. Rub the hot grill with half a cut onion (cut side down). This will loosen up baked on grime and basically take it right off the grill. Make sure to heat the grill up first, and then rub it hard with an onion stuck on the end of a fork.

About Helpling
The Berlin based startup Helpling is the leading global online platform for on-demand home services outside the U.S. On the website or via app, customers can book a vetted and insured cleaner and gain back free time within a couple of clicks.

Helpling was founded by Benedikt Franke, Philip Huffmann and Rocket Internet in January 2014. The company currently serves more than 10,000 cleaners and has cleaned more than 150.000 households.


GLOMAT – The First Thai-Bahrain Hybrid Virtual Business Meeting

The Royal Thai Embassy, in cooperation with the Office of SMEs Promotion (OSMEP) Thailand, Institution of Small and Medium Enterprises Development of Thailand and...

Driver License and Vehicle Certificates Can Now Be Issued Via!

Having earlier introduced a number of traffic services such as Payment of Traffic Conventions and Issuance of International Driving Licenses, the National Portal

Plans to improve electricity, water services discussed

Electricity and Water Affairs Minister, Wael bin Nasser Al-Mubarak, received here today the representative of the third constituency of the Northern Governorate at the...

Health Ministry: target of 6000 volunteers reached

A total of 6000 people hailing from different nationalities have volunteered for the phase III COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. The Ministry of Health has announced...

Education Minister participates in virtual meeting

Minister of Education Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi participated in the Arab Education Ministers meeting on endorsing the document of developing education in...

Loan payment deference to help citizens, SMEs

The banks’ response to defer loan payments until the end of the year is a continuation of the initiatives in the financial and economic...

BRAVE CF 42 full fight card released with 12 nations represented and the Flyweight Tournament quarter-finals

BRAVE Combat Federation returns to the Kingdom of Bahrain, for the second consecutive week with BRAVE CF 42, on September 24th. The promotion released the full...

HM King addresses United Nations General Assembly

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has delivered Bahrain’s address to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New...

SCE launches training course for radiological and nuclear emergencies

The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE)’s CEO Dr. Mohammed Mubarak bin Dainah, launched the national training course on responding to radiological and nuclear emergencies. The...

stc Bahrain, the first telecom operator in Bahrain to offer Roadside Assistance and Home Assistance services

stc Bahrain, a world-class digital enabler, is the first telecom operator in Bahrain to venture into Roadside Assistance and Home Assistance services, expanding its...

Batelco Launches Unlimited Business Mobile Packages

Batelco has unveiled its latest business mobile packages in a complete refresh of its existing packages, targeted at business customers including entrepreneurs, SMEs and...

Towards Creating Career Opportunities: Interview with Pakiza Abdulrahman

Bahrain Economic Development Board is an investment promotion agency chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme...

BD 150,000 ‘Shop & Win’ anniversary bonanza

Lulu Hypermarket is celebrating its 13th anniversary of being a retail leader in the Kingdom of Bahrain with a grand ‘Shop and Win’ e-raffle...

The National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided an update on the COVID-19 response in the Kingdom

The National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) today held a press conference at the Crown Prince Centre for Training and Medical Research...

The Avenues-Bahrain 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration

The Avenues-Bahrain is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary since opening its doors to the public on the 29th of October 2017. The Avenues –...