How to Clean & Maintenance your BBQ
Last summer we had an incident where the grease in our tray caught fire in our BBQ, requiring us to use our fire extinguisher to put out the fire before it spread. Grease fires can be extra dangerous as often someone’s first instinct is to throw water on it, which only causes it to spread! We hope everyone has a fire extinguisher in their home for the unexpected times such as this.
With the arrival of barbequing season we wanted to share some tips on how to prevent fires such as this through proper cleaning & maintenance on your BBQ.
How to Clean a Gas BBQ Grill
- Turn off and disconnect the gas bottle(propane tank).
- Clean your BBQ grill while still warm. Use steam cleaning trick (below) to keep it warm while eating.
- Brush and/or scrape your grill grates and hot plates to remove burned on food.
- Use your dishwasher to clean your grates and hot plates.
- Clean inside of grill with warm soapy water and a stiff brush.
- Rinse off Teflon grill sheets.
- Clean the drip tray by discarding foil and absorbent material.
- Clean outside if grill with warm soapy water and a soft sponge.
- Re-assemble grill grates and hot plates.
- Replace drip tray foil and refill with BBQ grease absorbent mix or kitty litter.
- Re-position Teflon grill sheets.
- Reconnect your gas bottle and check connections for leaks with soapy water.
- Run the BBQ grill on high for 15 minutes to burn off any remaining soap or water.
- Apply cooking oil to grates and hot plates to re-season.
Remember to be careful with painted and stainless steel surfaces.
Use non-scratch scrubbers, always test on a small area and follow the grain on any stainless steel.