C&G's Guide to Preparing Your Barbecue for Summer

Summer is here and the Christmas break is upon us. With many of us taking annual leave and enjoying a well-earned rest, barbecues will be being fired up all across the country! In today’s blog, C&G share our top tips on preparing your BBQ for summer grilling.

1. Safety First

Many barbecues are gas powered, so after a winter of neglect, always check the safety of your gas appliances. Look out for any nicks or holes in the hose, and consider replacing your gas canister to start the New Year fresh. Remember to store your gas out of direct sunlight, and ensure you cut the supply once you’re finished grilling up a storm.

2. Cleaning

If you’ve taken one look at your barbecue this summer and wished you’d done a proper clean at the close of last season, you’re probably not alone. Grime can build up over time, and worsen over long periods of infrequent use. Take some time to deep clean your barbecue, from the grates to the grease trap. Use a wire brush and specialist cleaning liquid to get the best results and lengthen the life of your barbecue.

3. Check Your Tools

Are your tongs or spatulas looking a little worse for wear after many summers spent flipping burgers and frying eggs for deck brekkies? It could be time to invest in some fresh, clean equipment to ensure your food is prepared safely and hygienically this summer.

4. Do a Test Run

There’s nothing worse than inviting your nearest and dearest round for a summer afternoon only to find your barbecue isn’t working. Do a test run ahead of the holiday season to ensure all functions are working correctly.


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