Every barbecue needs thorough maintenance on a regular basis. Only in this way will you enjoy tasty and safe barbecue parties for many years to come.
What to pay attention to with respect to maintenance of your gas barbecue?
Enamelled parts are very easy to maintain. Feel free to use abrasive detergents and sponges.
Do note: never pour cold water into an enamelled burner box while it is still hot, as it could damage the enamel. Hence do not start cleaning too quickly after your party, but wait a while until everything has cooled off.
The BBQ cleaner is also handy. Spray this foam onto the soiled parts (e.g., the burner box), leave to set and rinse with a sponge and a little water.
Stainless steel parts
In order to clean stainless steel parts, do not use abrasive cleaners or scourers. Therefore go for a non-abrasive detergent and a soft sponge or cloth. Allow the product to set, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Would you like to prevent rust?
Ensure that stainless steel parts do not come into contact with chlorine, salt or iron.
It is easiest to leave the appliance for some 10 minutes with all burners on the highest heat after every barbecue. This will allow for most of the soil to burn and will enable you to brush away the majority of the dirt. If the barbecue features enamelled grids, we recommend the BBQ cleaner.
Spray this foam onto the soiled grid, leave to set and rinse with a sponge and a little water. Do not use oven cleaner on your cast-iron grids, do not soak them and never put them in the dishwasher.
Thoroughly dry the grids after cleaning and keep them in a dry place.
Are your grids headed for a long rest? Rub them gently with cooking oil after cleaning, wrap in paper and store indoors.
Storing in a dry place
Is your barbecue clean? Dry it thoroughly and keep it in a dry place, in your garage, garden shed or in another covered, dry location. It is recommended to protect your barbecue with a cover.
Disconnect the gas bottle and always keep it outside the house, in a well-ventilated space.
If your BBQ will hibernate for a long time, remove the grids. Coat with a thin layer of cooking oil, wrap in paper and store indoors.
It is also recommended to clean your gas barbecue's burners and venturi tubes twice a year. To do so consult your barbecue's user manual.