Storing Your Outback BBQ in Winter

Storing your BBQ sounds like a simple thing to do, but when done wrongly it can be detrimental to the life of your BBQ. Each and every year we receive calls from customers about their BBQ’s which have been stored incorrectly being damaged.

Here is a simple guide to help you prepare your barbecue for storage so that when the warm sunny time of year comes back around your BBQ is ready to spring back into action!

These tips can be followed for gas BBQ’s  or charcoal BBQ’s.

Leaving Your BBQ Outside;

1.Thoroughly clean your BBQ with warm soapy water, you may wish to use a BBQ cleaning brush to help with those stubborn bits, do NOT use harsh abrasive materials.
2. Thoroughly dry your BBQ and cover with a weather proof cover (now remember a proper BBQ cover is weather proof not waterproof to allow the BBQ to breathe and NOT rust from condensation) You may wish to bring removable items such as the grill, griddle etc… indoors and store them in a cupboard.
3. Once covered do NOT forget about it, it is important that the cover is removed on a regular basis over the hibernation period, especially after wet weather to allow both the BBQ and the cover to dry out properly
Follow this simple rules and your BBQ will be as good as the day it went into hibernation

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Storing Your BBQ Indoors

1. Thoroughly clean your BBQ with warm soapy water, you may wish to use a BBQ cleaning brush to help with those stubborn parts.
2. You may wish to bring removable items such as the grill, griddle etc… indoors and store them in a cupboard.
3. Thoroughly dry your BBQ and store in the desired location, do NOT cover the BBQ with a cover. This may encourage condensation which in turn can cause damage to burners, valves and wooden parts of the BBQ.

Follow the above simple rules and your BBQ will be as good as the day it went into hibernation. When it comes to a time of year you wish to use your BBQ again simply pull out of storage / pull off the cover and give it a good spring clean.

For those who have stored their BBQ in correctly and require spare parts, we have full parts lists with diagrams available online now with an extensive parts range.

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