Like most cleaning tasks, keeping your BBQ grill grates clean is easiest if you use the proper tools, and don't let the gunk build up. Today's product makes that easy. Grate Chef Grill Wipes are disposable pads impregnated with food-service grade high-temperature oil that cling to your wire grill brush. Once the grates are warm, you place the pad on the wire brush and rub it on the grates, cleaning and oiling them at the same time. After you're done grilling, you wipe again to clean the grate, then toss the pad. Your grates stay cleaner and your food grills with less sticking and better marking. $2.49 for a pack of six at many hardware and grocery stores, or order online from sewebsites.com.