We have tested 4 different methods of cleaning your Asado V-Shaped Grills, to find the most efficient and convenient way to keep them sparkling!
Top Tip: Use your Ember Rake to scrape off excess food and grease whilst the Grills are still hot. The Ember Rake V-Shape top has been specifically designed to do just this!
We would always recommend that you start by using warm water, washing up liquid and a scouring pad to remove the surface grease, as this will usually be enough to give a basic clean between cooks. Alternatively, you can place the V-Shaped Grills in the dishwasher.
For a deeper clean for more burnt on grease we have tested the following products:
- Cillit Bang Burnt On Degreaser
- Bicarbonate of Soda and Vinegar
- The Pink Stuff
- Oven Pride - Deep Cleaner
(We recommend wearing protective gloves and eyewear for use with all these products and reading the instructions on the product labels before use.)
Method 1 - Cillit Bang Burnt On Degreaser
Simply spray the product onto the V-Shaped Grills from a distance (be careful as there is some back spray, eye protection is recommended here), leave to soak for around 10 minutes and then use the scouring pad and some elbow grease to buff off the black grease stains. Rinse thoroughly and Dry.
Method 2 - Bicarbonate or Soda and Vinegar.
Sprinkle the Bicarbonate of Soda over the Grills and then pour over the vinegar. We would recommend leaving this to soak a little while before scrubbing off with a scouring pad. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
Method 3 - The Pink Stuff.
Using the scouring pad, scoop up some of ‘The Pink Stuff’ and buff into the Grills to remove the black burnt on grease. Results can be seen instantly, but for tougher areas to clean, apply a little of ‘The Pink Stuff’ and leave on for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
Method 4 - Oven Pride - Deep Cleaner
Warning: Read the instructions carefully before use!
This product provides the best cleaning result, but is a hazardous product and can cause skin irritation, so please ensure you read the instructions carefully before use and wear protective skin and eyewear.
Simply place the V-Shaped Grills in the bag provided and add the Oven Pride Solution. Seal carefully and place in a safe area away from direct sunlight and children. We placed ours on an old tray to protect work surfaces. Oven Pride recommends leaving for a minimum of 4 hours and turning the grills over half way through. They also state that the product can be used overnight, so we left our grills (which were in pretty bad condition) overnight with several turns to ensure all the product was in contact with the stainless steel.
The next day we carefully pulled the edges of the bag down around the Grills to ensure that none of the product made contact with skin and put the Grills into some warm soapy water and used a scourer to remove the burnt grease. As you can see in the video, the stains came off very easily to leave the Grills looking spotless!
For Best results to get your V-Shaped Grills looking like new, we would recommend using the Oven Pride Cleaning Deep Cleaner. Although this method is more time consuming, it provided the best results to get the grills looking like new both front and back.
For a more simple and everyday cleaning method, basic washing up liquid and warm water with a scouring pad is recommended the day after your cooks, or as soon as the grills have cooled down.
For a weekly more intense clean, we found that the Bicarbonate of Soda and Vinegar and the Pink Stuff methods worked equally as well, with the Bicarb and Vinegar solution being more environmentally friendly.
If you have any questions or other cleaning tips that you would like to share with us, please get in touch. We’d be happy to hear from you!