How to make that big barbecue clean-up easy peasy

How to make that big barbecue clean-up easy peasy

Everyone loves a barbecue in the sunshine – no one likes scrubbing burnt food off the grill. But with a bit of know-how, you can make the clean-up a breeze

Everyone loves a barbecue in the sunshine – no one likes scrubbing burnt food off the grill. But with a bit of know-how, you can make the clean-up a breeze

Nothing brings the family together quite like a barbecue. These days, it can seem like everyone is busy with their own lives, but as soon as the first rays of sunshine appear and you fire up the coals, they’ll soon come running.

Before you know it, the whole family is pitching in with their ideas on how to get the heat right and who makes the best burgers. Somehow it all tastes better when you’re tucking in together outside in the sun.

Have you ever noticed that it’s a different story when it’s time to clean-up, though? At the prospect of scrubbing the grill clean, it’s amazing how your kids and your other half can suddenly remember pressing engagements.

But you can keep your cool when it comes to the clean-up, because Fairy Platinum has used the magic of science to help make doing the dishes a breeze.

The science of easy cleaning

When you’re barbecuing, you’re actually taking part in your very own science experiment. It’s the truth, and it’s the reason our favourite foods like juicy cheeseburgers, sausages and baked potatoes get stuck to the grill.

To understand it fully, it helps to look at what makes up our favourite dishes. Food is made up of grease, protein, sugar (such as abundant starch) and water. When flames from the grill heat up the food, it removes water and causes a chemical reaction between the different food components, which is what causes the food to stick to the grill. Who knew your school days in the chemistry lab weren’t behind you?

But this scientific fact doesn’t mean you have to go to battle with your greasy grill, or leave it for hours to soak. Instead, you can opt for a quick and speedy clean with Fairy Platinum Dishwasher Tablets.

When you pre-rinse your dishes you’re rehydrating the stuck on food, making it easier to remove, but it isn’t always effective because water can’t penetrate the stuck-on food. When you put the dishes in the dishwasher with Fairy Platinum, the dishwasher provides the hydration and Fairy complements this by accelerating the hydration process and lifting soils from the surface of the dishes.

Thanks to a special blend of actives, Fairy breaks down and removes tough-to-clean food first time, while helping to keep dishes like new.

So with all the barbecue things getting clean in the dishwasher, you’ve got more time to pour yourself a well-deserved drink and spend some quality time with the family as the sun starts to set.

What are your favourite barbecue tips? Let us know in the comments section below.

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The trick

Claudio 24/06/2017

One of the tricks I use, is to cut a potato in half, and pass it over the bbq grill. It will avoid the food to stick in the grill, helping the clean when the bbq is over.

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