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CLEANING YOUR
BBQ INSIDE & OUT


Our best tips to keep your barbecue in tip top condition.

ON THE OUTSIDE
(Stainless Steel)

Tucker Stainless Steel BBQs & Stainless Steel Furniture Range are made from 304 grade stainless steel, also known as commercial grade or hospital grade stainless steel.

It withstands ordinary rusting in architecture, is resistant to most food processing environments, and resists organic chemicals, dye and food stuffs along with a wide variety of inorganic chemicals.

 

It is used extensively in consumer products and appliances, and equipment for domestic and commercial kitchens, hospitals, transportation and waste water treatment.

CLEANING YOUR BBQ
INSIDE & OUT


Our best tips to keep your barbecue in tip top condition.

ON THE OUTSIDE (Stainless Steel)

Tucker Stainless Steel BBQs & Stainless Steel Furniture Range are made from 304 grade stainless steel, also known as commercial grade or hospital grade stainless steel.

It withstands ordinary rusting in architecture, is resistant to most food processing environments, and resists organic chemicals, dye and food stuffs along with a wide variety of inorganic chemicals.

 

It is used extensively in consumer products and appliances, and equipment for domestic and commercial kitchens, hospitals, transportation and waste water treatment.

304 STAINLESS STEEL

304 stainless steel has a high resistance to corrosion. The resistance to rust is due to the chromium-rich oxide film formed on the surface of the stainless steel. Although extremely thin, this invisible inert film is tightly adherent to the metal and extremely protective in a wide range of corrosive medias.

 

The film is rapidly self repairing in the presence of oxygen, and damage by abrasion, cutting or machining is quickly repaired.

 

However, as with any item left permanently outside, stainless steel requires regular maintenance to keep it looking as new.

 

Although stainless steel is generally resistant to corrosion, the surface is susceptible to cosmetic deterioration by the effects of salt water and air-borne chemicals and this may result in small brown spots appearing on its surface (this process is likely to be accelerated in coastal areas).

 

These spots are also known as “Tea Staining” and in no way affect the strength or longevity of the product, they are simply superficial discolora.

To remove brown spots or rust marks we recommend Never Dull wadding polish, by Eagle One.

 

These marks can be easily cleaned by gently rubbing the surface of the stainless steel in the direction of the brushed finish with the Never Dull wadding and then the residual wiped off with a paper towel.

 

Stainless steel looks best if it's cleaned regularly with fresh water and then dried afterwards to make sure streaky marks aren't left behind. Keeping the surface clean will also help the self repairing character of stainless steel to stop the tea staining.

 

For stubborn stains you can use mild detergent and a cloth or soft brush. You can also use a 1% ammonia solution, but be sure to rinse it properly afterwards.

 

You can remove finger prints or grease marks with stainless steel polish or a light coat of baby oil works as well.

 

Sticky labels or any glue on the surface could trap dirt and cause tea staining, remove them as soon as possible. Eucalyptus oil works well to remove adhesives residuals.

304 STAINLESS STEEL

304 stainless steel has a high resistance to corrosion. The resistance to rust is due to the chromium-rich oxide film formed on the surface of the stainless steel. Although extremely thin, this invisible inert film is tightly adherent to the metal and extremely protective in a wide range of corrosive medias.

 

The film is rapidly self repairing in the presence of oxygen, and damage by abrasion, cutting or machining is quickly repaired.

 

However, as with any item left permanently outside, stainless steel requires regular maintenance to keep it looking as new.

Although stainless steel is generally resistant to corrosion, the surface is susceptible to cosmetic deterioration by the effects of salt water and air-borne chemicals and this may result in small brown spots appearing on its surface (this process is likely to be accelerated in coastal areas).

 

These spots are also known as “Tea Staining” and in no way affect the strength or longevity of the product, they are simply superficial discolora.

To remove brown spots or rust marks we recommend Never Dull wadding polish, by Eagle One.

 

These marks can be easily cleaned by gently rubbing the surface of the stainless steel in the direction of the brushed finish with the Never Dull wadding and then the residual wiped off with a paper towel.

Stainless steel looks best if it's cleaned regularly with fresh water and then dried afterwards to make sure streaky marks aren't left behind. Keeping the surface clean will also help the self repairing character of stainless steel to stop the tea staining.

 

For stubborn stains you can use mild detergent and a cloth or soft brush. You can also use a 1% ammonia solution, but be sure to rinse it properly afterwards.

You can remove finger prints or grease marks with stainless steel polish or a light coat of baby oil works as well.

 

Sticky labels or any glue on the surface could trap dirt and cause tea staining, remove them as soon as possible. Eucalyptus oil works well to remove adhesives residuals.

CAST IRON PLATES
& GRILLS

Cast iron is a very porous metal and so washing the cast iron will cause it to rust. It is best to scrub the surfaces with a scraper or wire brush to remove any food scraps or loose flaking cast iron. Then wipe the surface over with some cooking oil and a paper towel.

The oil protects the surface from rusting due to moisture from rain or dew. If you do wash the cast iron then make sure you dry them thoroughly and the best way is to put them back on the bbq and heat them up for 5 minutes and evaporate the moisture from them.

 

Once they have cooled rub them over with cooking oil to seal the surface from moisture otherwise the surface will go rusty.

STAINLESS STEEL PLATES
& GRILLS

Tucker have produced stainless steel plates and grills which are impervious from water so you can wash them as much as you like.

 

Be careful to still dry them after washing as surface rust can still appear on stainless steel, it isn’t bullet proof it just stains less than steel.

DRIP TRAYS

Household cleaners fall into one of two categories either detergents (non-abrasives) and abrasive cleaners. Both are effective for many mild contaminants including dirt, stains and soil deposits as well as light oils such as fingerprints. Abrasive cleaners are more effective but introduce the possibility of scratching the surface, however the degree of abrasiveness will vary greatly depending on the product.

 

Many products can be labelled as ‘for stainless steel’ though there is no guarantee that the product is

non-abrasive or non-acidic so again, it is suggested to first experiment on an inconspicuous area. In all cases and after use of all products, it is always recommended the surface is thoroughly rinsed with clean water and wiped dry with a soft cloth.

Stainless Steel is a durable material and will clean easily providing you clean any contaminants quickly and efficiently. The main risk associated with maintaining the aesthetic appeal of stainless steel is the risk of scratches that lead to rusting.

 

If you ever have any questions regarding the care and maintenance of your Tucker products please give us a call and our friendly staff will happily help you find the best solution for your product!

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CAST IRON PLATES & GRILLS

Cast iron is a very porous metal and so washing the cast iron will cause it to rust. It is best to scrub the surfaces with a scraper or wire brush to remove any food scraps or loose flaking cast iron. Then wipe the surface over with some cooking oil and a paper towel.

The oil protects the surface from rusting due to moisture from rain or dew. If you do wash the cast iron then make sure you dry them thoroughly and the best way is to put them back on the bbq and heat them up for 5 minutes and evaporate the moisture from them.

 

Once they have cooled rub them over with cooking oil to seal the surface from moisture otherwise the surface will go rusty.

STAINLESS STEEL PLATES & GRILLS

Tucker have produced stainless steel plates and grills which are impervious from water so you can wash them as much as you like. Be careful to still dry them after washing as surface rust can still appear on stainless steel, it isn’t bullet proof it just stains less than steel.

DRIP TRAYS

Household cleaners fall into one of two categories either detergents (non-abrasives) and abrasive cleaners. Both are effective for many mild contaminants including dirt, stains and soil deposits as well as light oils such as fingerprints. Abrasive cleaners are more effective but introduce the possibility of scratching the surface, however the degree of abrasiveness will vary greatly depending on the product.

 

Many products can be labelled as ‘for stainless steel’ though there is no guarantee that the product is

non-abrasive or non-acidic so again, it is suggested to first experiment on an inconspicuous area. In all cases and after use of all products, it is always recommended the surface is thoroughly rinsed with clean water and wiped dry with a soft cloth.

Stainless Steel is a durable material and will clean easily providing you clean any contaminants quickly and efficiently. The main risk associated with maintaining the aesthetic appeal of stainless steel is the risk of scratches that lead to rusting.

 

If you ever have any questions regarding the care and maintenance of your Tucker products please give us a call and our friendly staff will happily help you find the best solution for your product!

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