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How To Clean A Gas BBQ - By Weber

Clean Weber Gas BBQ
Whether you’re grilling a couple of steaks for an al fresco dinner or a whole spread for a family occasion, every barbecue needs to start with cleaning the grill and making sure it’s all set for your outdoor cooking experience.
Whether you’re grilling a couple of steaks for an al fresco dinner or a whole spread for a family occasion, every barbecue needs to start with cleaning the grill and making sure it’s all set for your outdoor cooking experience. Often seen as the trickiest part of any barbecue, cleaning a gas barbecue grill can seem like a daunting task so we’ve brought in the experts at Weber to provide some top tips on BBQ cleaning and how to make your grill sparkle like brand new.  Like everything, once in a while you need to show your grill a bit of TLC to make sure it’s working at its best, so investing in a stainless steel bristle brush and some spray-on grate cleaner is essential. 

How to clean the inside of your Weber gas barbecue: 

Start cleaning your gas barbecue by disconnecting your gas tank; consult your owner’s manual for directions on your specific model.
Next, brush the grates to remove any food debris, then spray your grate cleaner and let it settle for 30 seconds. After, scrub the grates with the abrasive side of your sponge, rinse with water and set aside for drying.
Spray the grate cleaner inside the cookbox and on the Flavorizer bars underneath and let settle for 30 seconds. Scrape the grease and debris off with a plastic scraper and set the Flavorizer bars aside and clean with a sponge.
Wipe down the cookbox, drip tray and bottom tray: use a brush when needed. Be careful not to splash water onto the burner tubes.
Make sure your barbecue dries thoroughly before reassembling your barbecue and finishing your grates with a non-stick spray.

Cleaning the outside of your gas barbecue:

Apply the appropriate cleaner spray (enamel or stainless steel) onto all the enamel or steel parts.
Wipe off the spray with a microfiber cloth. Note: if cleaning a stainless steel exterior, wipe in the direction of the grain to avoid scratching.
Rinse the frames/panels with lukewarm soap water and a sponge.
Dry thoroughly with a microfibre cloth.
Use a spider brush to clean the burner tube air intake.

Now that you have all of the tips and know how best to clean your gas barbecue, the next thing you need to consider with your grill is safe gas bottle storage.

Here at Calor, we always advise that you store your gas bottles or cylinders: 

- Outside, away from building entry and exit points
- In an upright position
- In a well-ventilated place
- Well away from any sources of either heat or ignition

Click on the link for more advice on LPG gas bottle storage. Alternatively, for more inspirational barbecue recipes and tips from the expert chefs at the Weber Grill Academy, head to www.weber.com.