A friend of mine insists that laying out sheets of aluminum foil across the grilling racks of his propane grill in between cooking batches of food and then tuning the heat way up keeps his grilling racks clean!
When I first fire up my propane grill (or charcoal grill for that matter) I always use high heat and the top down to singe any previous leftover debris so I can clean the grill easier with a wire brush. Sort of like a cleaning cycle. Then in between batches of food, I just use the brush to clean away any debris before placing the next batch.
Not him. He makes people wait for food so he can do this ridciulous routine over and over thinking that it's doing some good. I've tried to tell him it does nothing and he's wasting time and gas but he doesn't listen and keeps doing it because someone told him to.
(Personally, I think the guy was messing with him and being the egotistical fella he is, fell for it, locke, stock and barrel.)
I've worked a grill professionally back in the day and never heard of this so called trick so I think it's bologna.
What say you all, is he wasting his gas and our time or is there something here I have been missing all these many years grilling?
Does using aluminum foil help clean or keep your grilling racks clean?