The change of a new season, complete with warmer, longer and brighter days, means one thing and one thing only – it’s time to get the BBQ back out, of course! But, before you start grilling, you need to contend with a years’ worth of rust that you left behind. Not nice. Last year, you hastily wiped your BBQ down with rags, water, and detergent before the stormy clouds overhead soaked you. But now, when you need it most and want to enjoy the sun and dine alfresco, your BBQ is caked in flakes of rust and left-over charred meat. So, what is the best way to clean a BBQ grill?

WD-40® has got you, and your BBQ covered. Thanks to this quick and easy guide, you can easily learn how to clean a BBQ – not only removing the grease, grime and rust, but with WD-40’s help you can protect your BBQ before you pack it back up when summer is over. With that said, it’s time to ensure you’re equipped with – your go-to summer solution.

Read our guide on how to clean your BBQ below:

What you will need to clean a BBQ:

WD-40 Multi-Use Flexible Straw

Hot, soapy water

Three clean rags

How to clean your BBQ grill:

Step 1: Remove the racks from the grill.

Step 2: Apply WD-40 Multi-Use Flexible Straw. Flip-up the bendable flexible for precision application – getting into all those hard-to-reach places.

Step 3: Allow the fast-acting formula to sit on the racks for at least five minutes.

Step 4: Wipe off with a clean rag.

Step 5: Wash off all excess remnants of the lubricant with hot, soapy water.

Step 6: Use a hose to remove any of the soapy water.

Step 7: Dry thoroughly with another, dry clean rag.

Pro tip: For really stubborn dirt, grime or rust, a wire brush can be used to dislodge debris. However, you should be careful as this can scratch the grill and loosen layers of lacquer which can then dissolve into harmful vapours the next time you grill.

And that’s it – 7 easy steps to clean a BBQ ready for grilling. In the UK, our sunny days are few and far between so make sure you are always ready for them by cleaning your BBQ after every use and protecting it with WD-40 Multi-Use Flexible Straw – the ultimate go-to rust-remover and rust-preventer. You’ll be sure to have a pristine grill for those long summer nights with family and friends. Why not get your garden summer-ready in other ways? Take a look at our handy guides on cleaning garden sprinklers and other uses of WD-40 in the garden!