Our top BBQ cleaning tips
Having a BBQ is a great way to gather family and friends to enjoy a delicious meal, but the afterparty, i.e. the cleaning of the BBQ, can feel like a bit of a daunting task. Burnt fat, old coal and grime of an unknown origin all take a while to remove. Don’t worry, we’ve put together our top BBQ grill cleaning tips to help you keep on top of it!
1. Start with heat
If there are still remains of caked-on food from its last use, then light fresh coals in your barbecue and allow them to reach a very high heat. This will help burn off most of the stubborn remains.
2. Get scrubbing
Use a grill brush to remove remaining food particles. If your rack is porcelain-coated, then it’s best to use a brass-bristle grill brush to avoid causing any damage to it.
3. Deal with the base
Once your barbecue is cool, you need to tip away leftover ash into a bucket – the longer it takes you to do this, the tougher it will be to clean later on as it will begin to collect moisture. Use damp kitchen roll to pick up the final bits, then give the base a good wash using warm water and a cleaning product for barbecues.
4. Wipe the outside
Using a special BBQ cleaner, wipe the exterior and then buff the metal shell with a dry cloth. If your barbecue is made from stainless steel, opt for a specialist polishing spray to keep it shiny. This is extremely important if you want to keep your barbecue outside all summer long. It will also help it to look brand new with a lovely shine.