Maintaining your BBQ to make sure it has a long life

BBQs can be costly but looking after them well can prolong their life span.

Here are tips on how to make your BBQ outlive all other BBQs.

 

Keeping it clean: Cleaning it after every use is a must but deep cleaning it every few months will prevent a build-up of grease. An electric grill won’t accumulate grease as easily as a charcoal or gas grill, but it’s still worth completing a deep clean regardless to ensure   You can use a BBQ detergent for this, but for some other alternatives click here.

 

 

To prevent rusting:

Cooking on a rusty grill poses no ill health effects to most, however it could possibly effect those who suffer with  ‘hemochromatosis’ a condition in which too much iron builds up in the body.

Always store in a dry place such as a shed of porch. Invest in a heavy-duty cover to protect it against Britain’s unpredictable weather!

Rubbing some vegetable oil occasionally on your BBQ grill will also help prevent rust

If you do notice the first signs of rust on the grill, the best thing to do is invest in a stainless-steel cleaner. The quicker you treat this issue; the less damage will be done.

 

Safety:

It seems like common sense, but statistics show than on average in the US, 8,800 home fires occur as a result of grilling. Not only that, but 16,900 people were reported to A&E with BBQ related injuries.

 

Always use these tips to help prevent any accidents

  • Check for any visible damage in the wires. A puncture or dent
  • Keep your BBQ on a flat surface, away from flammable items such as trees of shrubs (especially in the summer)
  • Never light in an enclosed space and only use proper… to light it.
  • If your using a disposable BBQ, make sure you discard the coal once it’s cooled down fully.
  • Never let children or pets near the BBQ

 

 

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