How to clean & season your BBQ cooktop before first use

BBQ 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

Cast Iron and Steel Hot Plates and Grills

  1. Before first use, clean the cooking surface with warm soapy water and a sponge. Thoroughly rinse with fresh water
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Fill a bucket with clean warm water and using a barbeque brush or scourer constantly soaked with water, gently scrub the cooking surface down
  5. Dry the cooking surface, then lightly coat it with Bar-B-Chef Non Stick Barbeque Cooking Spray
  6. Pre-heat your barbeque and you’re ready to start cooking

Vitreous Enamel and Stainless Steel Hot Plates And Grills

  1. 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
  2. Pre-heat your barbeque and you’re ready to start cooking
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