With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start preparing your outdoor barbecue for some backyard grilling! Nothing is more satisfying than cooking up a few burgers or some veggies and enjoying the beautiful outdoor air in the comfort of your own home. As with any cooking technology, there are some safety risks involved in barbecuing. These safety risks can be greatly minimized with proper use and preparation. Here are some of the ways that you can prepare your outdoor barbecue so you can enjoy it safely this spring, brought to you by the specialists at Igne Ferro.
Get Out The Cleaning Supplies
Grilling on a dirty barbecue is like cooking in a dirty kitchen. Not only is an unclean barbecue unsanitary—bits of stuck-on food, dirt, dust and other debris can affect the performance and safety of your unit as well. To clean off your barbecue for the season you’ll need:
-A brass wire or venturi brush
-A small pail of hot water
-Dish soap
-Stainless steel cleaner
These materials will make it simple and easy for you to clean your outdoor barbecue. Start by detaching the burners and scrubbing them thoroughly with a venturi brush to dislodge any stuck-on food particles. Sear plates and cooking grills should be washed with hot soapy water, and then brushed with a little bit of oil to re-season them. For stainless steel lids and hood covers, use a stainless steel cleaning solution for best results.
Perform an Inspection
After cleaning your barbecue, it’s important to inspect all of its parts to ensure that everything is in working order. Start with a visual inspection of all hoses and feed tubes on your grill, looking for crimps, scratches or punctures that could cause dangerous disruptions. If you notice any damage, contact a professional to have the parts replaced before turning on your barbecue. Months of inactivity can cause serious damage, so it’s always a good idea to have your barbecue professional inspected at the beginning of the season.
Now that spring has finally sprung, it’s time to get your outdoor barbecue back in action. For all your barbecue installation, maintenance and repair needs, trust the experienced team at Igne Ferro. Contact us today to find out more about how our built-in and stand alone barbecue models can work for you.