Get your BBQ ready for outdoor cooking. Summer is coming!
November 15, 2022
If you can smell the warm breeze, it means summer is here and grilling season is back. Whether your summer plans include backyard parties or camping trips, you’ll need your BBQ grill to whip up meals and host the best grilling get-togethers.
Now is the perfect time to get your BBQ back in shape so that it serves you well all summer long. We’ve gathered some tips on how to clean and maintain your BBQ grill, but first there are some steps you should follow. Pull up your sleeves and gather your cleaning essentials. Ready? Things are gonna get dirty from now on.
A good deep cleaning is essential for your Gasmate BBQ to function seamlessly. Don’t worry, it won’t involve hours of tedious work. Follow these simple steps and get your grill ready for cooking some delicious meats.
Here is what you need to do.
A good deep clean is essential before you start cooking on your BBQ this season to ensure you continue to have a healthy and fully functioning BBQ that provides delicious and unique flavours to your food.
Make sure to turn off and disconnect the power source for safety.
Gather your cleaning equipment, such as a good quality BBQ grill brush and scraper, paper towel and some cleaning cloths and non-scratch scourers. An ordinary dishwashing liquid will do the job for an effective clean
Check the gas burners for any blockages and run a wire brush over the holes to clean them out if necessary
To give your BBQ hot plate and flame tamers a thorough clean, use a scraper and a brush to remove all charred buildup, then wash in hot soapy water. Allow them to air dry
Don’t forget the drip tray! Remove the drip tray from under your BBQ grill and use a scraper to remove the built up fat. Wipe off any excess grime with some paper towel and then wash with hot soapy water
Clean the exterior of the BBQ using a warm soapy water solution, rinse thoroughly and dry immediately. If you have stainless steel panels on your BBQ, use a stainless steel cleaner to achieve best results
Empty and clean the fat cup or drip tray.
Perform maintenance tests
After giving your BBQ grill a good clean, check if it’s operating safely.
Check if the igniter works.
Check the gas burners for any blockages and run a wire brush over the holes to clean them out if necessary.
If bubbles appear when the gas valve is opened, it means that there’s a leak and you should re-tighten the hose using a crescent. Keep in mind not to check for leaks with an open flame.
Only use your BBQ outdoors in a well-ventilated area. Make sure that you set it up away from combustible materials and keep it on a flat, non-combustible surface.
Season the grill
Regular seasoning of the BBQ grill keeps it operating at its prime. The food will cook more evenly and won’t stick to the grill. A seasoned BBQ is much easier to clean as oil protects the grates from rust, making it a breeze to clean.
Season cooking grates with vegetable oil. Brush the oil onto the cooking surface and allow it to soak in a little at a time.
Allow the plate to cool and remove any excess oil with a piece of kitchen towel.
Once this initial process is completed it is ok to cook on the plate and grate.
*Note: This is a general guide - ensure you follow manufacturer instructions when cleaning your BBQ.
Make your all season barbecue more fun with a Gasmate outdoor kitchen!