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Home Living : July 20th 2010
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Look after barbie HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE Barbecues are such a big part of Australian life. They are synonymous in Australia with great tastes, celebrations and all-round good times. That humble barbie has become a part of Aussie culture, from simple sausages and steaks to the best modern Australian cuisine. So it's important to know a few basic points about buying and maintenance. To maintain barbecues, even during winter, we must apply some basic methods. Rod O'Brien, of Joe's Barbecues and Heating, points out the many dangers of not looking after your barbie. ''I am amazed how many of our customers see us after they've had food poisoning, or a gas leak, a snapped gas jet, or a fat fire,'' Mr O'Brien said. All this can be easily avoided by regular barbecue care. Here are some easy steps that can be carried out at home for less than $20: Use a flat scraper and a wire brush to remove built-up food on the cooking plate and grill. Use soapy water and rinse off thoroughly; Scrape and brush off the food deposits from the barbecue frame and roasting hood. Use a non-caustic barbecue cleaner (available at barbecue specialists for about $12 for a 400g can). Spray on and leave for 2-3 hours, then rinse and wipe off. Leave in the open to dry off before spraying oil on the plates and grills. This will form a protective layer and will burn off during reheating before your next use; Replace lava rocks or volcanic rock and thoroughly brush or scrape out heat deflectors and vaporisers. If Weber- styled Inverted-V Shaped, then soak in a bucket of soapy water then wipe off; Clean out your drip tray and replace with proper barbecue fat absorber. Don't use kitty litter. Before placing fat absorber in your drip tray, line with aluminium-foil shiny side down. Fat absorber should be spread evenly across the drip tray about 1-2cm deep; Check your gas cylinder for dents, leaks and excessive rusting. Gas cylinders should be within 10 years from date on the collar; Clean the exterior of your barbecue and cabinet trolleys with warm soapy water or a mixture of a mild detergent. Be wary of barbecues which are constructed using a painted finish, as they may tend to have their exterior coatings rub off; Check that the controls are free from obstruction. Test your gas hose connection for leaks. Listen for any hissing or use soapy water sprayed along the gas lines, which will bubble if leaks are present. Re- oil the plates and grills; and Preheat your barbecue for about 5-10 minutes only on high before your first use of the season. Re-oil with Canola oil. You're now ready to grill. wardrobe specialists Guaranteed to beat any price Life time guarantee. Call now for a FREE measure & quote. We service all areas Eftpos available 2066725i hls wk3 9725 2266 f. 9725 2166 e. firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 4/94 Hassall St, Wetherill Park from $389 SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit E18/2A Victoria Ave CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN 2095242i hlnw wk45 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD PATIOS ROOFING DECKS CARPORTS COVERS Transform your home and open up INSULATED AND SINGLE SKIN ROOFING New Living Spaces ausdeck.com.au For a competitive, obligation free quote contact us today on 9725 3522 or 1300 4 PATIOS 15 YEAR WARRANTY BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152558i hln wk40
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