Maintaining a BBQ 101

If you’re a BBQ beginner, and you’ve just invested in a brand new BBQ, you’re going to want to know how to maintain it. Maintaining a BBQ to its best standard can be stressful if you don’t know what you’re doing, so we’ve compiled some tips together to make your life that bit easier.

Check for Propane Leaks

At least once a month, you’ll need to turn the propane on and run some soapy water along the gas line and connections. This is a great way to check if there’s a leak – if you see bubbles, there’s a leak. To fix this, you’ll need to tighten the connection or replace the line altogether.

Cover the Grill

When you’re not using your beloved BBQ, you’re going to need to keep the grill covered. It’s likely that your BBQ didn’t come with a cover, but most brands do covers which can be bought separately. Keeping your grill covered will prevent it from rusting, and will keep it from becoming dirty.

Clean Your BBQ Regularly

Ensure that you are cleaning your BBQ after each use, even if its only a quick spot clean. Grab a stainless steal brush and quickly brush the grates, then wipe down the exterior. For a deeper clean, remove the grills and wash them down with some warm soapy water. Some BBQ lovers suggest the grill on high (with the lid down) for around 15 minutes to burn off some excess grease deposits. Any grease and food deposits will then become easier to remove than a liquid grease. Once the BBQ has cooled down, you should remove the coals/ash from a charcoal grill or disconnect the gas if your BBQ is a gas grill.

And that’s it! Maintaining your BBQ to tip-top condition is really that easy. If you follow these tips, you’re increasing your chances of getting to use your BBQ for many years to come.

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