NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You may be ready to get your grill on, but is your barbecue up to the challenge?

After a season of hardcore hamburger flipping, a grill can get pretty gross. So, before you fire it up again put on the gloves and start scrubbing.

Meaghan Murphy, an Executive Editor at Good Housekeeping Magazine said grills perform their best when clean.

“Your food is going to taste like the grill, so if there’s leftover charcoal grease and leftover grime, that will impact and flavor your food,” she told CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock.

Carolyn Forte, also known as the Queen of Clean at the Good Housekeeping Institute said you should clean everything.

“A little mild scrubbing with a stainless steel pad,” she explained.

Parker and Bailey cleaner won Good Housekeeping’s best of the test for degreasing, but if you don’t have it them mild soapy water will work.

Finally it’s time to sizzle. Murphy said to do it in style with the Schmidt Brothers purse for the grill.

When you’re ready to think beyond the bun consider Emile Henry Ceramics to cook fish, veggies, and pizza.

“You put it right on the grill. It can stand up to 900 degrees, you can bring it right to the table,” Murphy said.

If you’re in the market for a new grill, Home Depot’s Tom Wolfe said charcoal is great if you have time, but…

“Propane works best for me,” he said.

Prices range from less than $100 to more than $1000. Weber’s Genesis e-300 won Best of the Test and sells for $800.