Right after using the grill, unplug it and place a wet double-sheet of paper towel between the lid and the surface. The leftover heat causes the towel to steam and clean the grill. Wiping it dry with another paper towel is all that’s needed.
A dresser turned into a bench, the bottom drawers could store loose shoes, this would be wonderful in a mud room...also I guaranty someone more DIY savy than I could make one from a couple thrift store/ garage sale purchases.(Dresser Turned Bench. $265.00, via Etsy. )