The change of a new season, complete with warmer, longer and brighter days, means one thing – time to get the BBQ back out, of course! But before you start grilling slabs of burgers, kebabs and marinated chicken breasts for you and all your family and friends to enjoy, 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, how do you clean a BBQ?

WD-40® has got you, and your BBQ covered. Thanks to this quick and easy guide, you will not only be able to remove the grease and grime but it will help you 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 the WD-40® Smart Straw Multi-Use product – your go-to summer solution.

Read our guide on how to clean your BBQ below:

You will need:

How To Clean Your BBQ Grill:

Step 1: Remove the racks from the grill.
Step 2: Apply WD-40® Smart Straw Multi-Use. Flip-up the Smart Straw for precision application.
Step 3: Allow the fast-acting formula to sit on the racks for 5 minutes.
Step 4: Wipe off with a clean rag.
Step 5: Wash off all excess remnants of WD-40 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 and grime, 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.

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® Smart Straw Multi-Use, the perfect, rust-remover and rust-preventer.