Stress Free Holiday Cleaning

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Stress Free Holiday Cleaning

Every year during the holiday season, my family visits my home. Like many people, I become frantic about beautifully decorating my home. After the tree is put up, I am always left with strewn boxes and tree needles all over the floor. Because I want everything to look perfect, I usually clean for days after decorating. This activity usually leaves me cheerless by the time my family arrives. This year, I realized that I don’t have to do this never ending chore on my own. By hiring a professional cleaning service, I can beautify my home without unnecessary stress. On this blog, you will learn about the benefits of hiring a cleaning service to help you during the holidays. Enjoy this holiday season without the work!

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If you have a Big Green Egg or another kind of ceramic barbeque cooker, you might be thrilled with the variety of dishes you can cook and enjoy. However, at one time or another, you'll need to clean out your cooker so that it can cook well. Cleaning this kind of machine is a little different than cleaning other grills, so be sure to read the tips below so that you can avoid damaging your ceramic barbeque cooker and ensure it continues to work well.

Avoid Using Water and Cleaning Solutions

You might be used to scrubbing down other kinds of grills and pans with a good mixture of water and cleaning products, but for a ceramic cooker this can be a very bad idea. The type of ceramic in these cookers tends to be porous and not finished with any glaze or protection, so it can absorb liquids to some degree. If your cooker absorbs some of the synthetic chemicals or water you're using for cleaning, that can affect the way the cooker works, as well as the way your food will taste.

Instead, stick with a clean, dry cloth and wipe the ceramic portions of the cooker if there is any food residue. You can also use a hard-bristle brush to get food off the grill and to scrub away stubborn particles on the ceramic.

Use a Shop Vac

Leftover ashes in an uncleaned cooker can block holes along the bottom and impede proper air flow; that can make it difficult for the temperature to be correct for the meals you make. One tool that will come in handy during cleaning is a so-called shop vac. By vacuuming up the ashes that are left in the bottom of your cooker, you'll be able to clear out the holes on the bottom that allow for adequate air circulation. Using a shop vac will also help you cut down on the mess that could be made with a pile of ashes.

Using these tips can keep your ceramic cooker in good condition until the next time you're ready to use it. Now that you know the steps you'll have to take in order to keep your ceramic cooker clean, keep them in mind after every use of the cooker. Talk with other owners or the shop where you bought your grill, such as Hearth and Patio, for more ideas about how you can care for your cooker and keep it working a long time.