Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences
Summer is officially here and the smells of barbecue frequently fill the air. The Fourth of July is at the top of the list of the most popular grilling holidays, but there has been an increase in grilling meals year-round according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association.
The Association reports that 86 percent of households own an outdoor barbecue, grill or smoker, and 62 percent of grill owners use them year-round.
Karen Blakeslee, food science extension associate for K-State Research and Extension, said no matter what type of outdoor cooker gas, charcoal or electric it should be cleaned.