Learn how to clean burnt stainless steel barbecue.
If your barbecue has not been cleaned for long periods, you may notice tea-staining or have black burn marks on your hot plate.
We recommend that the hot plates should be scraped and wiped after cooking and all exterior surfaces of your barbecue should be cleaned or wiped regularly to prevent tea-staining and to prolong the high finish of the stainless steel.
Below is our basic cleaning guide, however we do have cleaning guides for each of our barbecue models.
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Basic External Cleaning Guide
- The exterior surfaces of your barbecue should be cleaned or wiped down regularly to prevent tea-staining and to prolong the high finish of the stainless steel.
- If tea-staining occurs it should be attended to in the early stages as it will be much easier to remove. If left, it will gradually get worse until it turns to rust.
- Washing the exterior of the barbecue using a wet cloth and warm soapy water will help to remove general contamination found in the air such as dust, dirt and salt. Do not pour water directly over the barbecue controls.
- When applied to the external surfaces, silicone-based polishes are ideal to help the stainless steel form a protective layer to prevent tea-staining and rusting. Apply and work the polish with a soft cloth then remove the polish with a second, clean, soft cloth. Do not use silicone based products on the cooking surface.
Basic Cleaning of your Stainless BBQ Plate
- After cooking and while the barbecue hot plate is still hot, pour a small amount of water onto the hot plate. Let the water steam and scrape off excess burnt food with a BBQ scraper. Check the level of water in the fat cup to prevent spillage.
- Oven cleaner may be applied to the barbecue hot plate when it has cooled down. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The longer you leave the oven cleaner on the plate, the better it will work – 10 to 15 minutes is ideal.
- Blackening and burning of the stainless steel barbecue hot plate is normal and cannot be prevented when using the barbecue. To remove burn marks, mix a small amount of white vinegar and water together and pour onto the hot plate. Work this into the surface with a non-scratch scouring pad to bring the hot plate back to its original finish.