Like everything else, your Weber barbecue deserves a little maintenance once in a while. Using the right products extends the lifetime of your barbecue and keeps it looking like new all year-round.
Weber barbecues do the bulk of the cleaning work themselves. All you have to do is preheat on a high heat until the food residue burns off. Remnants can then be easily removed from the cooking grate when it is still hot using the specially designed brushes.
- Clean or change the grease trays regularly. This will further prevent the risk of fire from grease build up.
- Burn off grates at a high heat, brush down and, if necessary, use a Weber grate cleaner.
- Only clean enamel and outer barbecue parts with a special barbecue cleaner.
- CAUTION: Only clean cast iron by hand. Never put it in the dishwasher!
Useful tools to make cleaning hassle-free:
- Gloves: Since barbecue grills can sometimes get greasy, it’s a good idea to wear some rubber gloves before getting started
- Grill brushes: A true staple for cleaning barbecue, these brushes typically have steel bristles and come in a variety of sizes.
- Scraping tool: A plastic barbecue scraping tool is ideal for loosening residual grease from inside your burner.
- Sponge: A two-sided sponge with a non-scratch scourer is a bonus for targeting tough stains.
- Cleaning sprays: There are a variety of special cleaning sprays available for different purposes, such as for barbecue grates, enamel, and stainless steel.
- Microfibre cloth: A gentle cloth for wiping and polishing the exterior of your barbecue – ideal for both stainless steel and enamel models.
- Drip pans: Use these trays as a preventative measure: placed at the bottom of the grill they collect grease and make disposal easier.