How to Clean Broil King Barbeques
The inside of your Broil King barbecue should be cleaned after every use. The outside of your barbecue can be cleaned less often but should be done to maintain the appearance of the barbecue. If you have seasoned your barbecue per the manufacturers directions before you used it for the first time, cleaning the barbecue should be easy.
Before You Start
Season your Broil King Barbecue grill before the first use and after subsequent uses as this will make the entire cleaning process easier. To season your grill, coat the grates in a cooking oil such as vegetable or peanut oil.
Make sure the entire surface is covered and then turn the grill on high for 10 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium, close the lid, and let the grill sit for 30 minutes.
After your first use, turn off any remaining fats and oils when you are done cooking by allowing the grill to stay on medium heat with the lid closed while you enjoy your dinner. This will make the process of cleaning the barbecue much easier.
Inside the Barbecue
Scrub the grates of your Broil King barbecue with a wire brush to knock off any remaining food particles on the grates. As long as all the food is off the grates your grill is clean enough to cook on again.
Brush out the bottom of the grill and put the ashes into a used coffee can. These ashes can be reused in your yard to keep snails and slugs at bay.
You can wipe out the lid and bottom of your barbecue, but this is not necessary and will not affect the use of your grill. Do not use any type of chemicals inside your grill. Chemicals can contaminate the food you are cooking.
Exterior of the Barbecue
Use hot, mildly soapy water and a rag to wipe down the outside of your Broil King barbecue. Broil King advises against using any type of bleach or steel wool in order to protect the outside coating of your barbecue.
Spray your barbecue down with a water house to remove all the soap, making sure that there is no soap left in any cracks or crevices. Leaving soap on the exterior of your grill can damage the surface coating.
Dry your grill with a towel and then set it in the sun to make sure it is completely dry. You do not want rust to form in the inside or outside of your Broil King barbecue grill.
Things You Will Need
- Cooking oil
- Wire brush
- Hand broom
- Mild soap of your choice
- Water hose
- A barbecue is clean as long as the grates have been scrubbed and no food remains on them.
- Cleaning out the soot in the bottom of the grill will keep it from collecting moisture which can lead to rust.
- Cleaning the exterior of your grill is for cosmetic purposes and will not have any bearing on how well the grill cooks your food.
- Do not use oven cleaner or bleach when you clean your barbecue. Oven cleaner can remove the paint finish and bleach is contraindicated for use on stainless steel.