Apparently The Trick To A Squeaky Clean BBQ Is An Onion...

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Having a BBQ every weekend during summer is all well and good (scratch that — it's amazing), but you've actually got to take care of the thing, too. And by take care, we mean clean it, people.

Sure, it's easier said than done. And the last thing you want to do is miss out on any goss while your family and friend's are round, but you'll be grateful you at least started the clean-up earlier rather than later, when the grime really gets stuck on there.

But, like anyone, we're all about discovering new and improved ways to make our lives 1,000 times easier — and that includes the greatest tips and tricks to help make cleaning our barbecues a little less... time consuming? And thanks to our friends over at Weber, we've been let in on a certain, somewhat unusual, ingredient that does just that.

Photo credit: Photographer: Eldad Carin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Photographer: Eldad Carin - Getty Images

According to Weber Grill Master, Dan Cooper, the best way to clean your BBQ is by using an onion. He says, "Onions are acidic and will pick up the grease that’s left behind, as well as any small specks of dirt and carbon. I use this method regularly and it really helps keep my cooking grates in good shape. "

As simple as using half a raw onion and attaching it to the end of a BBQ fork, and scrubbing the grates back and forth, this trick is not only super easy but also saves you from having to buy harsh chemicals for your grill. It's a win/win!

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