Grab a stiff grill brush, canola oil, a bowl and tongs and roll up an old kitchen towel. Then start the fire. Once the grill is warm but not so hot you cannot work, scrape down the grates to remove food residue. When you are ready to cook, dip the towel into oil and rub it over the hot grates until they are smooth and shiny, which helps prevent food from sticking. Now get cooking!
How To: Prepare A Grill For Cooking