How to Clean Your Gas Barbeque Correctly

Do you want to give your gas barbecue a thorough cleanup? Try this easy-to-follow step-by-step plan.

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If you are looking for a best way to clean your barbeque, you are in the right place. The very first step to getting your gas barbeque ready for the backyard cookouts is to clean it thoroughly. Even if you had wiped it before storing it away the last time, it is still important to clean it up right before you use it again. The food and sauce deposits can get greased up and harbour bacteria and germs. Thus, it is important to know how to clean your barbeque grill. It might seem a daunting task, however it can be effortless if you take a systematic step-by-step cleaning approach.

Whether it’s been a while, or you’re simply freshening it up, cleaning a gas gas barbeque doesn’t have to be difficult. Gather your cleaning equipment before you begin. You need to focus on three main parts – the grill, the interior and the exterior. We’ll show you how to clean it so you can get it ready for the feast.

Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Scrubbing brush

b) Dishwashing liquid

c) Soft cloth

d) Cotton cloth

e) Sponge

f) Disinfectant spray

g) Large bowl

  1. Step 1: Clean the Grill

    Cleaning all parts of the barbeque is easier when it’s warm. Start off by taking the grill parts out. Take a stiff scrubbing brush and use hot soapy water to get to work removing debris on the grill. You can mix a dishwashing liquid such as Vim Dishwash Gel in 3-4 cups of hot water. Make sure you don’t forget to clean the underside of the grill, as food can cling under there too. Now, soak it in warm soapy water. Take a large bucket of water, add 1 tbsp. of dishwashing liquid and place the grill in it. Allow it to soak for 2 hours. It will help remove stubborn stains and grime. Then, wash it with plain water and allow air-drying.

  2. Step 2: Clean the Interiors

    Remove any plates that cover the burners. Scrub the plates by taking 3-4 drops of dishwashing liquid on a scrub pad. Now, check burners for any blockages and pick out the debris to clear them. If they are removeable then do so. Use a cleaning solution by mixing 2 tbsp. of dishwashing liquid in 1 large bowl of warm water. Use a sponge and this solution to clean the burners.

    Clean the bottom and sides of your barbeque, making sure you remove any leftover food. Carefully wipe down the inside of your barbecue hood with a damp sponge or a damp cloth. Rinse the surfaces thoroughly. Do a final check, making sure that nothing is blocking the gas supply, and then put all of the internal parts back together. Let everything air dry. Reheat your barbecue for 15 minutes to ensure any leftover cleaning solution is burned off.

  3. Step 3: Clean the Exteriors

    Take a soft cloth and wipe down all of the exterior surfaces with the same soapy cleaning solution as used in step 2. Be gentle, so as not to cause any erosion to the outer shell to avoid rust. Rinse everything down with a hose. Polish with a specialist cleaner that is suitable for your gas barbeque.

    After cleaning, you can disinfect the surfaces for better hygiene. Before using  any product, always test on a small hidden area first and follow instructions on the pack for usage and compatible surfaces. Allow the surfaces to air-dry thoroughly before using.

There you have it. With these cleaning steps, you can get your BBQ ready and raring to cook up a feast! Get grilling!

Key Step:

Always turn off the gas supply before cleaning.

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