Get BBQ ready with these simple cleaning and maintenance tips.
It’s been a long winter, and whether you’re a year-round or seasonal griller, your BBQ would benefit from a little TLC to get it ready for the upcoming spring/summer season.
Now is the perfect time to pay some attention to your barbecue. If your barbecue has been in hibernation for several months, it’s likely to have become a home for critters to nest, so it’s important to give it a thorough clean to keep it in top condition.
Useful tools to make cleaning hassle-free:
* Gloves – since BBQ Grids and fat pans can often get greasy it’s a good idea to wear rubber gloves
* Washing up liquid – a few drops with hot water is all you need to keep the BBQ clean
* GreenGrill Brush – with palmyra bristles and an ergonomic handle, it’s the ideal tool for hard-to-remove debris
* BBQ Cleaner – for really tough burnt-on spills the Cadac BBQ Cleaner can be used on all chrome and enamel parts of the BBQ
* Sponge – with non-scratch scourer
* Microfibre cloth – a gentle cloth for wiping and polishing the stainless steel and enamel exterior of the BBQ for a sparkling shine
* Kitchen roll – use to mop up grease when the BBQ has cooled but the fat is warm enough to wipe – makes washing so much easier
How to clean your Cadac BBQ
It sounds hard work, but in reality, hot soapy water works wonders on the ceramic cooking surfaces. The same goes for the porcelain enamel fat pan and lid, removing grease splatters and discolouration. Give the BBQ Grid, BBQ lid and fat pan a good clean in hot soapy water then allow to dry completely before packing the barbecue away.
For any stubborn debris or charred food remains on your barbecue grid, try the Cadac GreenGrill Brush for your ceramic cooking surfaces, while the BBQ Cleaner is ideal for cleaning tough burnt-on spills on all chrome and enamel parts such as the dome lids, Roast Pan and Skottel Top.
New Soft Soaks for mess-free cleaning
New for the 2023 season are the Cadac Soft Soaks. Available for the 30 / 40 / 50 and 2 Cook ranges, they provide a perfectly protected environment to soak the BBQ Grids or cooking surface, to loosen grease and burnt-on bits of foods. Ideal for use on the campsite where small sinks restrict cleaning!
Check the components
Once the cleaning is done it’s a good idea to inspect the burner tubes, piezo wires and ensure the tips of the electrodes are clean. Make sure that they have no grease or rust build up on them, if they do you can use fine grit sandpaper to gently buff them. Blow the burner tubes out with compressed air if possible. Inspect the gas hose, look for any punctures, cracking, crimps etc. and if anything is damaged replace it straight away.
Need to replacement some of the BBQ parts, cooking surfaces or other components? Our authorised UK spares partner Towler & Staines stock most spare and replacement parts. Tutorials are available for main component replacement, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request these.
If you can’t find the parts you need or require advice on replacing parts on older models, email us on email@example.com with details of your model and we can help further.
Always perform a gas leak test
We recommend performing a gas leak test every time you use the BBQ, especially after it has been in storage for a prolonged length of time, or had component parts replaced. Soapy water is the easiest way to do this, just smear on all joints and if bubbles form it indicates a leak is present.
You are now ready to get grilling! What is the first thing you’re going to cook?