Do me a favor: Please clean your grill.
Your grill grate better be squeaky clean or food will absolutely, positively stick (especially high-protein items like meat). Not only will sticking badly damage the food, it removes those groovy (literally) grill marks.
Now, I’m not a very neat person, but here’s my plan: I never clean the grate after I use it; I clean it before I use it.
1. Fold old dish towel in thirds
2. Roll tightly.
3. Tie roast-style with butcher’s twine.
4. Clean grate with pumice stone, then brush. Light fire and heat grill.
5. Barely saturate the bottom of the towel with veggie oil and scrub grate in direction of rods. If flames jump up, the towel has too much oil on it. You’ll have to clean the grate again to remove soot.