How do you light a gas barbecue?

The user-friendliness and the extensive possibilities of a gas barbecue are an absolute plus. Moreover, lighting this type of barbecue is quite simple. This is precisely why many people choose a gas barbecue! Below we explain step by step how to light a gas barbecue.


The first step is to give your gas barbecue a safe place. This means on a stable, flat surface such as tiles or a concrete floor. Place a Barbecook floor mat underneath if you are afraid of splashing or ingredients flying next to your barbecue. Always make sure that there are no flammable objects in the proximity of your gas barbecue. In addition, place the barbecue out of the wind and far enough from playing children. Finally, it’s best to put on a Barbecook apron (black or leather) and to take your heat-resistant gloves with you. Barbecook offers red and black gloves in cotton, as well as black premium gloves.

How to light your gas barbecue

Once you are fully prepared and you observed all safety measures, the real work can begin: light your gas barbecue! Quite simple! First of all, connect the gas bottle. It’s recommended to use propane gas. Don't forget to buy a matching gas regulator. This ensures that the pressure on the gas bottle is reduced. The pressure in a gas bottle is often much higher than what a barbecue needs. Also check on leaks before you start off barbecuing. Open the lid of your gas barbecue and only then turn on the tap of your gas bottle. The gas will now spread through your appliance. Then you can turn the buttons of your burners to the highest position. When you see a flame, close the lid of your gas barbecue and let it heat up for 10 to 15 minutes. When you use your appliance for the first time, let it heat up for an extra 5 to 10 minutes with the lid open. Only after doing this, you can put food on your grill. Let’s get the BBQ party started!

The end of your barbecue session

Once your barbecue session is over, it’s important to turn everything off safely. Turn your burners all to 0 and turn off your gas bottle. Give your grids a thorough cleaning after each session. In this way you guarantee the longest possible lifespan of your gas barbecue. Tips for cleaning your barbecue grill can be found here. It’s also important to put a cover over your gas barbecue once it has cooled down.