Having a BBQ in Sydney and all around Australia is a must. A barbecue is a luxury for your and every other Australian home. It stands proudly in your backyard, garden or balcony, waiting for you to light it and enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family.
You may think that having a Weber BBQ in Sydney may be difficult because of the lack of space, but Weber BBQ offers many options and diversity that can fit everyone’s space and needs. Nobody is left behind; everyone will enjoy summer and grill as they deserve!
However, a Weber BBQ must be cherished and kept clean to last a long time and function perfectly. The process is manageable but needs to be done correctly and with the right tools. Follow this guide to clean your Weber BBQ.
Get your cleaning essentials ready.
A Weber barbecue is mainly made of steel, so you need to use appropriate tools to keep it shiny. Avoid abrasive scrubbers so as not to scratch surfaces, as this can lead to corrosion, and refrain from chlorine and bleach, as they can damage the colour.
Collect non-aggressive cleaning tools especially made for steel:
- Get a grill brush to clean every piece of your Weber BBQ, removing grease and dirt. The brush should be able to clean all corners of your BBQ, so take multiple sizes for the best results. It must be made with rugged steel bristles to scrub the food residue of your grill, bowl and lid.
- Shop a stainless steel-friendly cleaning spray that will help you remove the dirt safely for your BBQ and effortlessly.
- Get some gloves ready to protect your hands from dirt and products.
- Prepare a sponge with a scourer side.
- Find a microfibre wipe that is very gentle to steel and will allow you to apply your cleaning spray gently, making your grill, bowl and lid shine and ready for the next party.
- An extra tip is to get a drip pan to catch the grease; keeping your floor mess-free and minimising cleaning time.
Do you have all your tools ready? It’s time for a thorough, easy and fast BBQ clean!
- You must disconnect your gas tube from the gas tank, and the charcoal should be cold.
- Use your grill brush to remove grease, debris and charcoal from your grates. Wear gloves for this process.
- Get your cleaning spray and apply it to the grate. Read the manufacturer’s instructions to use it correctly, but most of those products need to stay at least 30 seconds on the surface to get the best results on grease and dirt. Use your sponge and scrub with the scourer side. Rinse the grate with water and let it dry.
- Repeat the process inside your Weber gas BBQ; for a charcoal Weber BBQ, you don’t need to follow this step. After 30 seconds, scrub the cook box and rinse the cleaning product with your sponge.
- With your microfibre cloth, wipe down the cook box, the dip tray and the bottom tray. Watch out so as not to soak your BBQ, as excess water can result in water getting inside the gas burner tubes.
- Let it dry completely. If you have the chance, leave it under the sunshine. Once dry, reconnect all the components and spray some non-stick product on the grates to enhance your next grill party.
Cleaning your Weber BBQ is essential to prolong its lifespan and provide quality food. Repeat the cleaning process every few weeks, and the deed is done!