Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday Tip:Easy Cleanup for Contact Grills

The weather in New Mexico, the last week has been cold and snowy.  I usually grill out all year long, but when the temperature dips to -9 degrees, it is time for me to move the grilling inside.  

Typically, I spray the grill with cooking spray before I cook on it.  If I forget, I use this tip:


Clean your contact grill the easy way; after you finish grilling up a tasty meal, while the grill is still hot, unplug the grill, and place several damp paper towels on the grill then close the lid. While you eat, the steam from the wet paper towels will loosen baked on food.  

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  1. Such a simple and practical tip and EASY . . . my favorite kind.


  2. Love that idea; great suggestions to save time and enjoy your meal.

  3. Just found your site and I can't wait to try some new recipes.

  4. That is a great tip, Linda! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I will remember that one, thanks for the tip. Diane

  6. I used to have a George Forman grill...It ended up in a yard sale a few years ago, but I do remeber how hard it was to clean if the food dried on it...Wish I knew this tip back when I had it.

  7. Great tip, Linda! I agree with Bo. I had a George Foreman grill also and passed it on as it was a nightmare to clean. This is a great tip to remember should I buy another grill. I'm wondering which one you have.

  8. Of course, I always remember to take proper care of my grill before putting it away for the season (snort).
    Thanks for the tip! I have a GF grill that was my MIL's and I have avoided using because of the potential mess involved in clean up. You give me hope.

    Have a great day!


  9. We have started using the same technique for our panini press (it's just a contact grill after all) and our electric skillet.

    Great tip.