Why Choose Vinegar?

White vinegar is a popular choice for all types of cleaning -- around the house, it can be used to clean windows, bathtubs and showers, floors and works as a stain remover. Many people turn to because it's as inexpensive as it is versatile, and it's natural.

One of vinegar's many uses includes cleaning the nasty, caked-on grease residue from grills that can be difficult to scrub off. So if you want to avoid chemicals that are found in some grill cleaners, try this method:

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How To Clean A Grill With Vinegar

  • Pour vinegar into a spray bottle and add an equal amount of water
  • Shake the spray bottle to mix the liquids together
  • Spray the solution onto the cooking surface of the grill
  • Allow the solution to sit for a few minutes
  • With a piece of scrunched up or folded aluminum foil, rub the grill's cooking surface

The baked-on grease should rub off easily onto the aluminum foil, and there is no need to rinse the grill with water afterward. And because vinegar is so versatile, you can use it to clean the outside of your grill as well and make it look like you've never used it. If the smell of vinegar bothers you afterward, just rinse it off with water.

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