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
- Before first use, clean the cooking surface with warm soapy water and a sponge. Thoroughly rinse with fresh water
- 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
- 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
- Fill a bucket with clean warm water and using a barbeque brush or scourer constantly soaked with water, gently scrub the cooking surface down
- Dry the cooking surface, then lightly coat it with Bar-B-Chef Non Stick Barbeque Cooking Spray
- Pre-heat your barbeque and you're ready to start cooking
Vitreous Enamel And Stainless Steel Hot Plates And Grills
- 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.
- Pre-heat your barbeque and you're ready to start cooking.
Barbeque care instructions after every use
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- See manufacturer's instructions for care and maintenance of barbeque body, hood and trolley.
Important LPG safety tips
- Store cylinder in a well ventilated area.
- Use a cylinder sealing plug or a Gasfuse to reduce danger from leaks.
- Always keep cylinder upright.
- Have your cylinder safety inspected every 10 years.
Connecting the gas cylinder
- Before connecting the cylinder, inspect the hose, fittings and rubber seals
- If there is any sign of splitting or wear, have the hose replaced
- Make sure all connections are tightened with a spanner and then conduct this simple test:
- Turn the gas on at the cylinder without turning on the barbeque
- Brush soapy water on all the connections
- If bubbles appear, then there is a leak
- Alternatively use a Gasfuse to conduct this test quickly and more thoroughly
- Keep the hose free of knots & kinks
- To prevent gas leaks connect a Gasfuse to cylinder
Transporting a gas cylinder
- Ensure cylinder has been leak tested
- Always keep bottle upright and protected from falling over
- Drive with the windows open
- Do not store cylinder in a plastic milk crate as this may cause static electricity to build up
- Do not light a flame or cigarette close to the cylinder
- Do not leave the cylinder unattended in a vehicle
- Do not expose the cylinder to direct heat or sunlight in a vehicle or exposed area
- Drive slower and with care