Barbeque season is in full swing, and I thought it might be timely to do a quick Maintenance Monday for the grilling kings and queens out there!
Most of the barbeque maintenance required comes down to keeping your grilling machine clean, and luckily it's not that hard to do!
1) Burn baby Burn! Turn your burners on full force for about 10-15 minutes prior to cooking to incinerate any leftover food residue
2) Keep the exterior of your barbeque clean by wiping down the surfaces with an appropriate cleaner (Stainless steel cleaner, glass cleaner etc) Full dummy disclosure - make sure the unit is not HOT before doing this.. Any plastic side trays, handles etc can be wiped down with mild dish detergent in water.
3) Grilling Grates should be removed (again... not when they're HOT people!) and scrubbed down with a hard bristle brush and soapy water. Towel dry to avoid any chance of rust build up.
4) At the end of every grilling season, clean the tubes and burners with a damp cloth and soapy water. To do this, remove the grates and briquettes, and detach the tubes and burners.
Now.... make sure the propane tanks are in good condition and full and you're good to grill!