BBQ is always best when shared with friends. But what happens when you have heaps of people over? Lots of mess left on the BBQ to clean up. I am sure you have been known to forget to clean the BBQ sometimes, then coming back to it later to fire it up you are greeted with a horrible smelly hot plate that needs some love and care.
One of my friends who offers the best High Pressure Cleaning Sydney has to offer, has come up with a way to clean your BBQ using a high pressure hose, but for this instance, lets use house hold available things. Not all of us have high powered pressure cleaners around the house!
Here is the best way to clean your BBQ:
First : Take down the barbecue by undoing the gasoline hose pipe, then eliminate the lid/hood, grill and hotplate(s), and the mesh or tray consisting of old volcanic rock and any other crud. Scrub the grill thoroughly and hot plates with warm or hot water and a sugar cleaning agent. A BBQ scraper will certainly help take off the hard bits that are stuck on. Don't go back to bare steel as an oily covering on the hot plate surfaces will defend from rust.
Number 2: If you have the ability to, take out the burners. Brush off loosened rust and gunk if there is any in there.
Number 3: Scrape charred gunk from the remainder of the BBQ and scrub within and out with sugar soap. Use a scraper if its not coming off. If grease is baked on, make use of an oven cleanser, whatever you have in the house is fine. Leave for 10 mins or so, then scrape the grime into a plastic bag and throw out. Scrape fat and old yukky stuff on foil away from the drip tray.
Action 4: Over time, gasoline piping may come to be stiff and brittle. Pull off the caps at the end. Spray WD40 in to the handles and work each one till it turns effortlessly.
Number 5: Use a Deck Cleaner of some sort to scrub the solid wood parts free of and gunk and marks. Let it dry out in the sun.
Number 6: While the timber dries, discard the old coal if any. Reassemble the BBQ. Utilization a new bag of coal stone and spread evenly on the mesh and you are good to go.
Number 7: Get some steaks, fire up the bbq and let it rip!
Dont forget to clean it up this time though. :)