FAQ - Cleaning My Weber BBQ

How do I clean my Weber Q grill?

For day to day cleaning of the grill, the best method is to use a Weber grill brush.
After pre-heating your barbecue on high for 10mins, while the grill is very hot, brush along the grill bars where food residue remains, alternately you can clean your grill this way while it is still on after cooking.
It’s not necessary to wash your Q grill in water after every use but the grill should be washed in hot water and detergent after every five or six cooks to remove excess grease.
It’s handy to re-oil the grills from time to time. Simply remove from the bbq and pop some oil on; spray oils can be good for this. When you place them back in the bbq simply heat up the bbq on low for 5-10 mins to re-seal the grills. (If you use your trivet a lot, for roasts or pizzas etc this can prove beneficial)
Try to keep the grill protected from the elements, particularly if you live near the sea or have a pool. Salt from the ocean and chlorine in the air can contribute to corrosion.

How do I clean my Weber Q lid?

We recommend that you use a non-caustic cleaning product to clean the inside and outside of your Weber Q lid. Weber produces a Weber Q Cleaner which works particularly well to keep the lid and bowl of your Q clean. For the best results, keep your lid and bowl clean from the start so that large amounts of fat and grease do not build up over time.

How do I clean my Weber Q bowl?

It is very important to keep the bowl of your Weber Q clean. Allowing lots of fat to build up inside the barbecue below the cooking grill can result in a fat fire. If excess fats are cleaned away every five to six times the barbecue is used this should never be a problem.
For solid debris in the bowl, use a spatula or stiff piece of cardboard, Weber produces a Q Cookbox Scraper which is ideal for this, to scrape the solid grease and food residue into the aluminium drip tray below and dispose of the drip tray. Always check the drip tray before using your bbq and replace if needed.

I have something that looks like paint peeling from the inside of my lid. What is it?

Don’t worry, it’s not paint. All Weber Kettle lids are made of porcelain enamel coated steel, which will not peel. What you’re seeing is actually a build up of carbon that has collected on the inside of your lid. It’s a normal bi-product of the cooking process. After building up, the carbon will start to peel – normally from the centre of the lid outwards. It will look a lot like paint, peeling off in small sheets with one dull side and one shiny side. This build up can be removed by using hot soapy water and a nylon scourer. To prevent the build up, use a piece of paper towel to wipe the inside of the lid after each cook while the lid is still warm (NOT HOT).

How should I clean my Weber kettle?

To clean the grill of your Weber kettle, we recommend that you use a steel brush to scrape food remnants into the bottom of the bowl. If you have a One-Touch cleaning system, you can then use the lever to sweep the contents of the bowl into the ash catcher. After every 5 or 6 cooks, remove the cooking grill, soak in hot soapy water and clean with a nylon scourer.
To clean the porcelain enamel parts of your barbecue, use hot soapy water and a nylon scourer. The barbecue should be cleaned regularly to prevent large amounts of grease from building up. And remember, prevention is better than cure: always remember to use a drip pan in your kettle when roasting meat and cook foods with high fat content (like lamb chops and sausages) on a hotplate to help keep the barbecue clean.


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