Your find lots of factors that should be weighed
up when purchasing a barbecue, firstly see the goods as an asset not just a bit
of kit for the garden to cook food on. Your find some quality barbecues in the shops
which are durable and will stand the test of time. View buying your barbecue as
an asset to all your outdoor events to be used for years to come. In purchasing
a better quality barbecue youre going to have to maintain it properly. Some
require specific cleaning methods which depend on if its a gas, electric, charcoal
or smoke barbeque; but a lot of the cleaning and looking after of is quite
Firstly buy all the needed products so you
have them to hand before cleaning. A lot of stuff you need is regular household
products such as a sponge or dishcloth, dish soap, aluminum foil, spray cooking
oil and dry baking soda. Some other things needed will be brass wire grill
brush and steel wool pads, you can get some which already contains soap.
When starting to clean quickly brush down your
grill with a brass wire brush, you should do this with every surface. Doing
this regularly prevents buildup. Leaving your grill for a long period of time causes
buildup from food which will become harder to get rid of.
When the barbecue and its elements have
cooled the subsequent thing to do is to spray you grill with a light layer of
cooking oil, this prevents your barbecue grill from rusting.
Baking soda can be useful which can be used
to clean and to polish. Lightly scrubbing your barbecue with this will give it
an extra shine, this keeps it looking like new. Your be able to also use it in
other areas where there might be buildup which might of not been removed by the
wire brush. Aluminum foil is also good for a similar use to a wire brush, gently
rubbing foil on your grates will removes grim and buildup.
You need to take particular care with the
racks of your grill as this is where your food is going to be cooked. Make sure
the wire brush is used here to eradicate buildup. When this is complete wash
them with dish soap. Also use the steel wool pads if they have become extra
dirty. However you need to make sure you rinse and wash off all remains from
the racks as you don’t want this effecting youre cooking.
A lot of the problems people have with
their barbecues are purely because it has not been cleaned, and this can be solved
easily. It will save you embarrassment if you get in a professional to do it
and all he says is it needs a good clean.
One other way of looking after your barbecue
and protecting it is to invest in buying a cover. They are available to fit most
grills, some may even be provided with the barbeque Buying a cover and sticking
to these cleaning instructions should be all you need.