Your BBQ is designed to be used outdoors. However, just like a car, you will prolong the life of
the BBQ if you store it out of direct exposure to the elements when not in use.
All BBQ’s must be cleaned and stored with a BBQ cover when not in use (regardless of whether the BBQ is
stainless steel or powder coated) as per the Warranty. After use, allow your BBQ to cool
completely before fitting the cover (the BBQ cover may melt or burn if placed onto a hot BBQ).
Also condensation can occur when the BBQ cools down under the cover which can foster rust
growth. Please note, a cover can foster a “micro-environment” where moisture, salts and fat
deposits can develop when stored for long periods of time (typically this will occur during the
Winter months when your BBQ is not used). During these longer periods of non-use a BBQ can
develop stains and/or rust marks. It is important to check regularly (monthly) for any signs of
these stains/rust and clean if needed. If surface stains and rust are left, over time they develop
and can become very hard to remove, this is expressly excluded from your Warranty.
- Ensure that the BBQ is thoroughly cleaned and dried prior to storage to prevent rust from bacteria and moisture.
- Move the BBQ to a covered location. If you are storing it in a closed room (eg shed or garage)
you should keep the cylinder away from any other cylinders or any cars, boats, motorcycles
or any other petrol engines.
- If you don’t intend to use it for a few months, lightly spray all the surfaces with canola oil.
This will help protect against corrosion.