Cleaning a gas BBQ
Cleaning a gas BBQ on a regular basis is always the best way to ensure it will be working to its fullest potential. After investing a lot of money in a BBQ, it is essential to keep it maintained with a thorough cleaning at least once a month. If this is not completed, the performance of your grill can diminish over time. No one wants a BBQ with uneven heat, low temperatures or food that sticks to the cooking grills!
Here are a few tips you can use for cleaning a gas BBQ:
1. Keep the outside of your grill clean by using paper towels and a cleaner. Windex works best on porcelain covered lids and a stainless steel cleaner for stainless lids. If you have a stainless lid, buff with the grain using a microfiber towel for best results.
2. If you have stainless side shelves, clean them as you did with your lid. If you have plastic side shelves, warm water with dish soap will clean them the best.
3. One of the most important areas of your grill to clean will be the cook box. After your grill is cool, remove the grates and the favour bars/ flavorwave. Brush access grease and debris from the cook box into the bottom tray using a stainless steel brush.
4. Scaling on your burner tubes can cause your BBQ to experience low heat. Food debris, moisture or dust can cause the holes in your burners to become smaller and provide a lesser or yellow flame. Clean them with a stainless bristle brush in a side to side motion to unblock the holes.
5. Before you grill again, burn off access food and residue from your grates by turning your grill to high for 15 minutes. Use your stainless steel brush to clean off any food particles. Doing this after you are done cooking can also make it easier to clean next time.
Cleaning a gas BBQ couldn’t be easier. Following these steps will keep you grilling for years to come.
If you have any additional questions, our staff in the St. Catharines showroom will be happy to help you.