Barbecue Care Guide - Keeping Your BBQ Looking Its Best

Now that we are in the peak of summer (can someone tell the weather), more and more evenings and weekends are spent having a barbeque. But how do you keep them looking like new?

Whilst you may just think a quick wipe down of the grill will do, if you want to maintain its newness as best as possible, your barbeque will need a thorough clean. After all, they can be a little expensive! But it doesn’t take much to do it.


For a full BBQ clean, you will need:

  • Rubber gloves – to protect your hands
  • A stainless-steel bristled brush – to help remove baked-on grease and food
  • A lint-free cloth – helps to clean and dry any surfaces
  • Mild glass cleaner – for any painted surfaces
  • Stainless-steel cleaner – for metal surfaces


Now for how to actually clean your BBQ…


Check your instructions

Each barbeque is different, so they may need to be cleaned differently. Best way to work this out is by reading your instructions. They may also recommend techniques and products that given you the best clean and finish.


Bake off grease deposits

One of the toughest things to remove are baked on grease deposits. To remove them, you are best to reignite your barbeque and let it warm up. Once hot, carefully clean with grills with a wire bristle brush. The liquid grease should then be easier to clean off. Once cool, you can then wipe it down with warm soapy water to remove any leftover grease and dirt.


Cleaning the gas burners

If you have a gas bbq, you’ll also have to clean the gas burners. To do this, you can just use a bbq skewer to unblock the individual gas outlets and then wash with soapy water. Also make sure to dry with a lint-free cloth.


Cleaning the cavity

This is most likely where a lot of the dirt and grease is so you need to make sure to definitely clean this. You will first have to remove any big pieces of food and grease left over. You can do with by using a stainless-steel brush and scraper. Once removed, then clean the inside with warm soapy water and sponge, rinse, then dry with a lint-free cloth. You will also need to empty and clean the drip tray so it is ready for next time.


With the help of our care guide, your bbq should stay looking like new after the bbq season.