How to clean rust off your BBQ

  1. Covering your barbecue will reduce exposure to water and reduce surface rust
  2. If you do see rust spots, usually this is surface rust from a build up of dirt or salt in the air
  3. On stainless steel barbecues, clean off surface rust spots using a specialised stainless steel cleaner and follow the manufacturer's directions
  4. Always rub stainless steel in the same direction as the grain
  5. On stainless steel do NOT use steel wool or steel scraping tools, scourers for ordinary steel, bleach or acid based cleaners
  6. Deeper rust can be repaired but you will need expert advice
  7. Apply stainless steel polish to protect, shine and repel finger prints