BBQ grills can be rather expensive to buy, which means that you will want to make sure that you can use them for as long as possible. This can take a little care and maintenance, but the effort will be worthwhile in the long run. Here are some top tips for making your BBQ grill last longer:
Before each time you use your barbecue, check to make sure that the gas bottle and the lines are connected well and there are no leaks or blockages. If the hose becomes worn or leaks, you must take the time to either tighten up the fittings or replace them as required. You can easily test for any leaks that may be present by spraying a mix of warm soapy water onto the fittings and if the mixture bubbles, then you can be sure there is a leak.
Check on the fat absorber that is located in the drip tray as it needs to be replaced after every ten times you use the BBQ. Check out the grill and hotplate and if either is rusted then they may need replacing.
When you have finished cooking, make sure that you clean all of the cooking surfaces. If you are not planning to use your barbecue for some time, this step is essential. Always take care to turn off the barbecue after each time it is used. It is best to turn off the gas bottle before you turn off the BBQ knobs once you have finished cooking. This will allow any surplus gas to burn off.
If your barbecue features volcanic rock underneath the grill, you must make sure to substitute this every ten times the BBQ is used, or whenever you need to. Doing this will help prevent fat fires. No matter how often it is used, it is always best to give you BBQ a deep clean annually and check each and every part for wear and tear.