How to Clean the BBQ Grill in a SNAP! by Jennifer Horrocks. Turn BBQ on to normal temp then turn off. Make a ball of aluminum foil, dip in water then sprinkle baking soda on ball then scrub grill once clean oil the grill.
Use sugar instead of lighter fluid - Once sugar is exposed to a flame, it decomposes rapidly and releases a fire-friendly chemical that can help ignite that stubborn charcoal. Simply apply a light dusting of sugar to the coals before you light them.