In order to get the most from your barbecue and to optimise performance and lifespan, we strongly suggest the following steps:
- Try to keep your barbecue on a level surface. This will prevent oil from gathering in one corner, particularly on the searing plate.
- Pre-heat your barbecue for 5-10 minutes with the hood down before cooking
- It is best to oil the meat instead of the grill plates.
- When cooking, try to keep the hood down. A barbecue with a built-in viewing window will make this easier and help to create that original barbecue flavour.
- After cooking, close the hood and turn all burners to the high setting for 10 minutes. This will help to clean the vaporiser bars and grill plates. You can then bring your grill plates inside and clean them more thoroughly if required.
- Never use metal barbecue tools as this will damage the porcelain.
- After every 3-4 barbecues, remove the vapour bars and burners and thoroughly clean them.
- If your barbecue has a window, you can very easily clean it with a slightly abrasive nylon pad. Do not use a Brillo pad.
- Be sure to put a layer of sand in your grease tray. This will prevent flare ups and grease dripping on to your patio/deck
- Always keep your barbecue covered when not in use.
Seasoning your Gas BBQ
If you are unsure how to prepare the cast-iron grill grates on your new purchase or you want to restore your BBQ after the long winter, We have a guide here.