How to clean a Barbecue grill

Your Weber barbecue deserves a little maintenance once in a while. Use the right products to extend the lifetime of your barbecue

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Weber BBQs

Weber has celebrated perfect BBQs since 1952 with their expert know-how, unique range of products and enthusiasm for all things ‘Weber’. No other BBQ manufacturer can boast such a wealth of experience and knowledge. In the same way we invented the kettle barbecue in Chicago from a simple marine buoy, we continue to develop the whole world of barbecuing bit by bit every day.


Weber barbecues do the bulk of the cleaning work themselves. All you have to do is preheat on a high heat until the food residue burns off. Remnants can then be easily removed from the cooking grate when it is still hot using the specially designed brushes.



When rolling up your sleeves to start, its best to concentrate your efforts on when meat sears, it releases fats and juices that can prompt flares if they make contact with the coals underneath. A great way to abate this happening is by using an indirect heating method or by using a drip pan.


Cleaning your charcoal barbecue grates.

  • Ensure your barbecue has cooled.
  • Spray on the Weber Q and Grate Cleaner and leave sit for 30 seconds.
  • Brush off the grate with a stainless-steel bristle brush and then wipe clean with a wet sponge.

Useful tools to make cleaning hassle free

Grill Brushes

Scraping Tool


Microfibre Cloth


Cleaning the inside of your gas barbecue

Start cleaning your gas barbecue by disconnecting your gas tank; consult your owner’s manual for directions on your specific model. Next, brush the grates to remove any food debris, then spray your grate cleaner and let it settle for 30 seconds. After, scrub the grates with the abrasive side of your sponge, rinse with water and set aside for drying. Spray the grate cleaner inside the cookbox and on the Flavorizer bars and let settle for 30 seconds. Scrape the grease and debris off with a plastic scraper and set the flavouriser bars aside and clean with a sponge. Wipe down the cookbox, drip tray and bottom tray: use a brush when needed. Be careful not to splash water onto the burner tubes. Make sure your barbecue dries thoroughly before reassembling your barbecue and finishing your grates with a non-stick spray.

Cleaning the outside of your gas barbecue

Apply the appropriate cleaner spray (enamel or stainless steel) onto all the enamel or steel parts.

Wipe off the spray with a microfiber cloth. Note: if cleaning a stainless steel exterior, wipe in the direction of the grain to avoid scratching.

Rinse the frames/panels with lukewarm soap water and a sponge.

Dry thoroughly with a microfibre cloth.

Use a spider brush to clean the burner tube air intake.


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