Video: Be Careful With The Grill
Although grilling is considered one of America's great pastimes, some people are unaware of how dangerous it can be if care is not taken with simple cleaning.
Dirty grills with an accumulation of meat juices and fat are possible causes of foodborne illness. What's worse, the grill creates potentially carcinogen-laden smoke that ends up on the surface (like ash) of what you're cooking, and can be absorbed back into your food. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to clean the grill regularly.
But be careful, not all cleaning products are the same! Some chemical cleaning agents leave carcinogenic residues. A common ingredient found in many oven and grill cleaners is sodium hydroxide, which has a very high alkaline that can be harmful to your health, especially for the nostrils and lungs.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "the toxic chemicals found in common household cleaners, often dispersed in gases, are three times more likely to cause cancer than other air pollutants."
That's why there are products like Aussan Natural ™ Oven Cleaner and Grill that clean naturally without leaving a residue. The non-corrosive formula cleans without chemicals or gases, and is safe for all metal surfaces. Aussan Natural ™ is a new line of all-natural cleaning products with specialized products in all areas of the home, even if you have babies or pets at home.