A BBQ party can be very exciting and this is a great way to get together with family and friends. Most people will want to get started straight away without worrying about boring things like cleaning. However, it is essential to make sure that your grill is clean at all times to prevent infection. Here are some top tips for keeping your BBQ grill clean:
Once you have put together your new barbecue it is a good idea to read the instructions carefully and get to know what your BBQ can do. Make sure that the barbecue is in an appropriate cooking environment with plenty of ventilation and on an even surface. Please refer to your instructions for any extra clearances.
Before you start to cook for the very first time, make sure that you follow the instructions on how to season a BBQ. This will take away any veneer that has been applied for delivery purposes and help to prevent rusting in the future. Think about buying a barbecue cover, as this will keep the barbecue clean and guard it from the wind and rain.
Take off the hotplates and scrub them with a soft steel brush dipped in dishwashing liquid and warm water. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and dry them with a paper towel or cloth.
Turn on the barbecue and leave all of the burners on medium for about half an hour. The drip tray should be lined with aluminum foil before you place a fat absorber inside. The fat absorber is used to collect the fat and stop fat fires from happening.
Turn the barbecue off and then lightly coat the cooking side of the grill with a cooking spray or canola oil and rub in thoroughly with a paper towel. Heat the grill for another half an hour and let it cool.