BBQ Care

We share our favourite simple tips on how to season your new BBQ and keep it looking fantastic for years to come.

Cast iron and steel hot plates and grills


  1. Before first use, clean the cooking surface with warm soapy water and a sponge. Thoroughly rinse with fresh water
  2. Dry the cooking surface, then lightly coat all sides of the burners, rock trays, plates and grills with Bar-B-Chef Non Stick Barbeque Cooking Spray
  3. Position the hotplate and grills in the barbeque and heat for a few minutes until the surface just begins to smoke, then switch the barbeque off
  4. Fill a bucket with clean warm water and using a barbeque brush or scourer constantly soaked with water, gently scrub the cooking surface down
  5. Dry the cooking surface, then lightly coat it with Bar-B-Chef Non Stick Barbeque Cooking Spray
  6. Pre-heat your barbeque and you're ready to start cooking

Vitreous Enamel And Stainless Steel Hot Plates And Grills


  1. Before first use clean the cooking surface with warm soapy water and a barbeque brush or scourer constantly soaked in water. Thoroughly rinse with fresh water.
  2. Pre-heat your barbeque and you're ready to start cooking.

Barbeque care instructions after every use


  1. When cooking is finished, brush excess food residue off the surface and then turn burners to high with the hood open for 5 minutes. This will burn off most of the grease.
  2. Turn the gas cylinder off. Let the barbeque burn out then switch the barbeque burners off. This clears any excess gas from your barbeque hose
  3. Use Bar-B-Chef Foaming Oil And Grease Remover to heavily coat dirty hot plates, grills and racks. Leave for up to a few hours if necessary to attack fat, grease and carbon.
  4. Half fill a bucket with clean warm water and using a barbeque brush or scourer constantly soaked with water, scrub the cooking surface thoroughly
    Lightly coat your cast iron or steel hot plate with Bar-B-Chef Non Stick Barbeque Cooking Spray to prevent rusting. This is not required for Vitreous Enamel or Stainless Steel.
  5. When the barbeque has completely cooled down, close the hood or weather lid to keep the cooking surface dry and rust free. Ensure barbeque is cool before covering with a barbeque cover.
  6. See manufacturer's instructions for care and maintenance of barbeque body, hood and trolley.

Important LPG safety tips


  1. Store cylinder in a well ventilated area.
  2. Use a cylinder sealing plug or a Gasfuse to reduce danger from leaks.
  3. Always keep cylinder upright.
  4. Have your cylinder safety inspected every 10 years.

Connecting the gas cylinder


  1. Before connecting the cylinder, inspect the hose, fittings and rubber seals
  2. If there is any sign of splitting or wear, have the hose replaced
  3. Make sure all connections are tightened with a spanner and then conduct this simple test:

    1. Turn the gas on at the cylinder without turning on the barbeque
    2. Brush soapy water on all the connections
    3. If bubbles appear, then there is a leak
    4. Alternatively use a Gasfuse to conduct this test quickly and more thoroughly

  4. Keep the hose free of knots & kinks
  5. To prevent gas leaks connect a Gasfuse to cylinder

Transporting a gas cylinder


  1. Ensure cylinder has been leak tested
  2. Always keep bottle upright and protected from falling over
  3. Drive with the windows open
  4. Do not store cylinder in a plastic milk crate as this may cause static electricity to build up
  5. Do not light a flame or cigarette close to the cylinder
  6. Do not leave the cylinder unattended in a vehicle
  7. Do not expose the cylinder to direct heat or sunlight in a vehicle or exposed area
  8. Drive slower and with care

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