Important LPG Safety Tips
- Store cylinder in a well ventilated area
- Use a cylinder sealing plug or a Gasfuse to reduce danger from leaks
- Always keep cylinder upright
- Have your cylinder safety inspected every 10 years
Connecting The Gas Cylinder
- Before connecting the cylinder, inspect the hose, fittings and rubber seals
- If there is any sign of splitting or wear, have the hose replaced
- Make sure all connections are tightened with a spanner and then conduct this simple test:
Keep the hose free of knots & kinks
To prevent gas leaks connect a Gasfuse to cylinder
- Turn the gas on at the cylinder without turning on the barbeque
- Brush soapy water on all the connections
- If bubbles appear, then there is a leak
- Alternatively use a Gasfuse to conduct this test quickly and more thoroughly
Transporting a Gas Cylinder
- Ensure cylinder has been leak tested
- Always keep bottle upright and protected from falling over
- Drive with the windows open
- Do not store cylinder in a plastic milk crate as this may cause static electricity to build up
- Do not light a flame or cigarette close to the cylinder
- Do not leave the cylinder unattended in a vehicle
- Do not expose the cylinder to direct heat or sunlight in a vehicle or exposed area
- Drive slower and with care
Barbeque Cook Top Preparation Before First Use
Cast Iron and Steel Hot Plates and Grills
- Before first use, clean the cooking surface with warm soapy water and a sponge. Thoroughly rinse with fresh water
- Dry the cooking surface, then lightly coat all sides of the burners, rock trays, plates and grills with Bar-B-Chef Non Stick Barbeque Cooking Spray
- Position the hotplate and grills in the barbeque and heat for a few minutes until the surface just begins to smoke, then switch the barbeque off
- Fill a bucket with clean warm water and using a barbeque brush or scourer constantly soaked with water, gently scrub the cooking surface down
- Dry the cooking surface, then lightly coat it with Bar-B-Chef Non Stick Barbeque Cooking Spray
- Pre-heat your barbeque and you're ready to start cooking
Vitreous Enamel and Stainless Steel Hot Plates And Grills
- Before first use clean the cooking surface with warm soapy water and a barbeque brush or scourer constantly soaked in water. Thoroughly rinse with fresh water
- Pre-heat your barbeque and you're ready to start cooking
Barbeque Care Instructions After Every Use
- When cooking is finished, brush excess food residue off the surface and then turn burners to high with the hood open for 5 minutes. This will burn off most of the grease
- Turn the gas cylinder off. Let the barbeque burn out then switch the barbeque burners off. This clears any excess gas from your barbeque hose
- Use Bar-B-Chef Foaming Oil And Grease Remover to heavily coat dirty hot plates, grills and racks. Leave for up to a few hours if necessary to attack fat, grease and carbon
- Half fill a bucket with clean warm water and using a barbeque brush or scourer constantly soaked with water, scrub the cooking surface thoroughly
- Lightly coat your cast iron or steel hot plate with Bar-B-Chef Non Stick Barbeque Cooking Spray to prevent rusting. This is not required for Vitreous Enamel or Stainless Steel
- When the barbeque has completely cooled down, close the hood or weather lid to keep the cooking surface dry and rust free. Ensure barbeque is cool before covering with a barbeque cover
- See manufacturer's instructions for care and maintenance of barbeque body, hood and trolley.
Stainless Steel Preparation & Care
- To ensure that your barbeque maintains its lustre and appearance, it is important to carry out regular care and maintenance.
- Invisible airborne contaminants can lodge into the steel, allowing corrosion to develop. This can happen regardless of the stainless steel grade.
- Stainless steel is not warranted to be free from corrosion, however, by following the instructions you can maintain the finish on your stainless steel barbeque for longer.
- For stainless steel cooking surface preparation and care please refer to our red handout entitled BARBEQUE COOKING PREPARATION & CARE.
Barbeque Preparation Before First Use
- During manufacturing, most stainless steels have a protective coating applied, traces of which may remain on your new barbeque.
- Peel off any protective film
- Clean off any remaining residue using 3MTM Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish especially on surfaces that will be exposed to high heat such as the roasting hood, barbeque frame, etc
- Ensure all marks and finger prints are cleaned from the surface before the barbeque is first heated. If this is not done properly, finger marks may become etched into the finish permanently
- Polish with a soft cloth
- Fire up the barbeque for up to an hour at moderate heat to evenly cure the surface
Cleaning & Maintenance
Frequent cleaning will prolong the life of stainless steel and help to keep the finish corrosion free. After each use, or monthly when not used:
- Rinse with clean fresh water and dry thoroughly
- Remove ordinary stains with mild soap and warm water. More stubborn stains can be removed with commercial grade cleaners suitable for use on stainless steel
- When cleaning off harsh stains ONLY rub in the direction of the polish lines or ‘grain’ of the steel. If especially rough cleaning is necessary, use ‘stainless’ steel wool or a nylon / plastic type scrubber. Do not use normal steel wool, as it will contaminate the finish and encourage rust
- Test these types of scrubbers in an inconspicuous area first as they could mark or scratch the barbeque finish. Scratches in the stainless steel only affect the appearance and in no way do they accelerate corrosion. *Scratches can be blended back into the finish by gently rubbing with the grain, gradually decreasing pressure as you move away from the scratch
- Finish off with 3MTM Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish to protect the stainless steel surface from corrosion and give it a polished shine
- If corrosion starts, it should be removed as soon as possible to restore the integrity of the finish to its original condition.
- Use a scrubber that is as soft as possible. Try nylon or plastic type scrubbers and build up to ‘stainless’ steel wool, only if necessary. Do not use normal steel wool.
- Test the scrubber in an inconspicuous area first to ensure that it does not mark or scratch the finish.
- Scrub carefully but firmly, only in the direction of the polish lines or ‘grain’ of the surface. Any resulting scratches can be blended back into the finish by gently rubbing with the grain, gradually decreasing pressure as you move away from the scratch
Polish & Rust Prevention
Prevention of rust is a more efficient way of protecting stainless steel. 3MTM Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish is an easy-to-apply product that is ideal for stainless steel, chrome, laminated plastics and aluminium surfaces. With a high gloss formula, it wipes clean with no streaks or build-up, helping to resist fingerprints and creating a barrier to surface contaminants. Always use a soft polishing cloth to bring the barbeque back to its original condition.