When it comes to summer recipes, it’s hard to think of a cookout menu that doesn’t include BBQ chicken and juicy burgers. But according to an annual study conducted by one of the top grill manufacturers, close to half of Americans fire up the grill all year round—so these BBQ tips for cleaning your grill and getting it ready aren’t necessarily just for Memorial Day! Another fact from the same study says that less than half of grill owners own a thermometer; we hope you’re not one of them! Before you peruse our top-rated BBQ recipes, please be sure to check out our guide to safe BBQ cooking temperatures. Just remember that a clean grill is a safer grill.