Cleanliness is key to keeping your BBQ, one of the centerpieces of your home, from falling into disrepair. Keeping your BBQ clean will extend its life and allow it to keep producing delicious food fun and easy. Cleaning a BBQ can be time consuming, laborious, and unpleasant, however, if it is not done correctly. Below you’ll find several essential tips of what and what not to do in order to keep your BBQ looking and running pristinely.
What NOT To Do
- Don’t Overuse Cleaning Agents – Chemical sprays marketed as BBQ cleaning agents should be avoided. Besides spraying possibly harmful chemicals into the air when used, they can severely affect the taste and cleanliness of food cooked on the grill.
- Don’t Use Pressure Cleaners – High pressure cleaning devices are small spray cans that spray highly pressurized jets of air and are said to help clean BBQs by spraying away grease. In actual fact, the air jets will simply push the grease further into the inner workings of the BBQ, gumming up the works.
- Don’t Be Rough with Your Stainless Steel – Use of abrasive chemicals or rough scrubbers like steel wool during BBQ cleaning can permanently damage your BBQ’s premium stainless steel finish. Only using soap, warm water, and non-scratch scrubbers is advisable.
- Don’t Remove the Burners – Although BBQ service experts can do this, it is not advisable for the layman cleaning their BBQ. The burners can be extremely complicated to reattach correctly, and failure to do so will cause safety hazards.
What To Do
- Turn Off the Gas – Safety is the #1 concern when cleaning your grill, and leaving the gas running is a bad idea.
- Clean the BBQ While It is Still Warm from Use – This allows you to clean off residue before it cools and hardens. After cooking, you can leave one of the burner tubes on and close the lid to keep everything from cooling if you want to come back a little later and do the cleaning.
- Use Your Dishwasher – Get more use out of your dishwasher by letting it clean your dirty BBQ parts! All parts are dishwasher-safe, and dishwashers are guaranteed not to leave chemical cleaning residue. Be sure to spray parts with cooking oil and heat them after reinstalling them.
These are just a few of the many tips that one should be aware of when cleaning a grill. All in all, cleaning can be a huge chore, and hiring our BBQ cleaning experts, available throughout the Toronto area, may be easier and safer.