Keep clean-up a breeze this bar­be­cue sea­son

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There’s noth­ing bet­ter than fir­ing up the grill and en­joy­ing your sum­mer­time favourites on the pa­tio. But even if your next bar­be­cue mas­ter­piece is fin­ger­lick­ing good, it can still leave a mess.

Spend less time on prep and cleanup and more time en­joy­ing the sea­son with these easy back­yard bar­be­cue tips, courtesy of the Cana­dian pa­per towel brand, Royale Tiger Towel:

• Save trips back and forth to the kitchen. Use a sturdy tray or condi­ment caddy to carry your favourite top­pings, cut­lery and nap­kins in one trip.

• Don’t let spills and messes build up on the out­side of your bar­be­cue. As soon as the sur­face cools, spray it with bar­be­cue-friendly cleaner and wipe with a pa­per towel. Do the same for any work sur­faces and pa­tio fur­ni­ture.

• Corn on the cob is a sta­ple for many back­yard meals, but re­mov­ing the silk can be tough. Make it easy by run­ning a moist­ened pa­per towel over the ker­nels af­ter the husk has been re­moved.

• Keep pa­per tow­els se­cure and within reach by at­tach­ing the holder to the bot­tom of a pic­nic ta­ble. Then, just pop in a roll as needed.

• Help cre­ate a non-stick sur­face and re­duce the mess that’s left be­hind af­ter grilling by dip­ping a pa­per towel in a small amount of oil, hold­ing it with metal tongs and care­fully rub­bing it over the bar­be­cue grate.

• Quickly chill drinks by wrap­ping a bot­tle or can with a wet pa­per towel and stick­ing it in the freezer for ap­prox­i­mately 10 to 15 min­utes. Just keep track of the time to en­sure drinks don’t freeze all the way to avoid an un­wanted mess.

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