Cleaning the grill

There's nothing I enjoy more in the summer than having a barbecue with friends and family in the evenings. But, of course, after those delicious burgers and pulled pork, you need to clean the barbecue as well. Luckily, I have some clever super tips for you.

Keith's Tip:

Rub half a lemon over the grill rack while grilling. This prevents the grease from sticking to the rack, making cleaning a breeze.

Let's get started

Step 1: Clean the grill grate as soon as possible

Food residue is much easier to remove from a warm grill grate. Use a wire brush or tackle the residue with a Scrub Cloth or Scrub Sponge. For stubborn dirt, make a paste of baking soda and a little water, let it sit for 10 minutes, then scrub it away. Clean cast-iron grates with hot water only.

Step 2: Clean the firebox with a little dish soap

Wait until the barbecue has cooled down, then remove all food residue, ash, and coals from the firebox. Otherwise, you'll have a thick cloud of smoke in your face next time! Clean the firebox with warm water, a little dish soap, and a dry microfibre cloth. Use the Scrub Cloth for any burnt-on residue.

Step 3: Clean the exterior with a mild cleaner

Prevent rust and other troubles by regularly cleaning the exterior of your barbecue as well. Use a mild degreaser, such as our Kitchen Cleaner, and a soft microfiber cloth. Tip: first, test the Cleaner on an inconspicuous spot to ensure it doesn't damage your BBQ.

Step 4: Coat the grates with vegetable oil

You can easily prevent burnt-on grease by applying vegetable oil to the grates before and after barbecuing. This serves two purposes: food residue is less likely to stick, and the grates stay rust-free for longer.

Step 5: Gas barbecues are quick to clean

First, remove large food residue with a brush. Then close the lid and set the barbecue to the highest heat setting for about 10-15 minutes. After that, you can easily wipe away the burned residue from the grill!

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