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Keep your barbecue gear clear of rust

How do you control rust in and on barbecue grills and burner bins?

First, you must remember to take care of your equipment in order to keep it lasting longer.   One of the best ways to keep your units lasting longer is to always remove the charcoal or wood ashes.   Ash when it becomes wet creates a caustic sludge – “lye” – which has the strong ability to eat into iron.

One of the best ways to prevent this, is to clean out all the ashes, hose down the metal work thoroughly, and spray it with a mixture of 2-3 tablespoons of vinegar per gallon (4.5 litres) of water.   Let it dry fully, turning it upside down if you have to, then try to keep the moisture out.   If you use your grill 2-3 times per week, you won’t have a problem.

Buy it on AmazonIf you use a permanent construction grill, be sure to specify during the design stage that all the metal-work is removable.

There’s nothing worse than finding your cooking station gathers pools of rainwater that eat through your ash-plates within a year.

Remember to NOT use “rust eater” solutions – they’re fine on your car, but not anywhere you’ll be placing food.

Cookin!

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