When we moved to our new house we thought it would be better to leave our old, dirty and rusty BBQ behind and spend a few hundred dollars on a new one. My husband made me swear that I would take care of the new one and clean it every time I was done using it. Sometimes after I cook something that has been really messy, cleaning the grill after doing the dishes is the last thing I want to do. Then sometimes I just forget, well at least that's what I tell him happened.
It was on a trip to the grocery store that I discovered PAM for grilling. I had used regular PAM a few times on our old grill and thought it was just OK. It left a sticky film behind though and that combined with a show I saw on TV where someone sprayed a non stick cooking spray on a lit grill and made it burst into flames, stopped me from using it. Pam for grilling differs from regular Pam because it is formulated for a higher cooking temperature which a grill has. This helps it to not get as sticky as the regular Pam does but this one too still leaves a bit of a film behind. The little bit it does leave behind scrapes off pretty easily with a wire BBQ brush.
It has made clean up of the grill much easier than when I don't use it especially when I use marinades and BBQ sauces. Every few months we take the grates off and scrub them in a sink of soapy water and they are as good as new. I am still paranoid of accidentally spraying it on after the grill has been lit but I try to make sure I do it before I even turn the gas on. So far so good.