Your BBQ grill is an amazing instrument. It can serve many purposes, from the catalyst of a party to a way in which to show off your backyard cooking skills to a tasteful piece of décor for your porch or lawn. It is, therefore, of great importance to have regular BBQ maintenance performed to keep your versatile machine in optimal working order. Neglecting periodic BBQ service and allowing your BBQ to fall into disrepair can hurt many different aspects of your barbequing experience, including:
- Taste and Smell – Ultimately, the most important quality of a BBQ is that it produces delicious food, and, owing to normal wear and tear, the inner workings of your BBQ can easily stop working like they once did. This will result in food that has a gassy or greasy taste, as well as unevenly cooked foods. Stray gas or old lava rocks in your BBQ can make your grill emanate a bad smell, as well, making it an unpleasant experience to use it.
- Health – Trash and, believe it or not, small animals looking for homes can end up inside your BBQ, if the machine is not checked and reinforced periodically, and can contaminate the cooking process. In addition, a faulty regulator valve can result in gas leaks. Either of these forms of contamination may result in the food the BBQ makes being unsafe. Undercooking, which can be caused by partially clogged burner tubes, can also lead to undercooked or unevenly cooked meat. And you don’t want to be the guy that gives the friends or family he is cooking for food sickness by serving them half-cooked meat.
- Aesthetic – A BBQ is a large and important yard decoration and is the center of many outdoor parties and family gatherings. Unless it is routinely and carefully refinished by a BBQ service, grease marks, weather spots, and dirt will build up on the BBQ’s premium aluminum finish and ruin the machine’s aesthetic appeal.
To avoid the pitfalls listed above, it is important to have your BBQ parts checked and your machine thoroughly cleaned at least once a year. Doing it yourself can be extremely laborious and dirty, but our Toronto-based BBQ service experts would be happy to help get your grill looking and operating optimally. They will take your barbecue apart, clean and service all of the inner workings, put it back together, and touch up the exterior to make you swear your barbecue works better than the day you got it.