Ultimate Guide to Cleaning & Storing Your Gas Braai: Keep it Sparkling All Year Round!

Chef Zodiac Mobile Gas Braai – 3 Burner-
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NOTE: Rotisserie components and braai grids must not be left exposed to the weather. If not to be used for extended periods simply coat with Chef Stainless Steel Braai Cleaner / Chef Stainless Steel Polish. This will protect against corrosion and keep them in good working order.

How To Care For Your Chef Gas Braai

  • Keeping your braai clean and dry will greatly increase its lifespan.
  • Remove your coils/heat collector panels and grills before commencing to clean the unit as these items can be cleaned separately. Note that your grills are dishwasher friendly.
  • Use a separate cloth for each cleaning stage so as not to mix chemicals.
  • Wash the mixing bucket out before commencement of following stage.
  • Chef Stainless steel cleaner and Chef Polish is available.
  • Preferably wash the unit in an area where the run-off water can be disposed of easily. For Built-In braais, it would be best to disconnect the unit and move it to an area conducive for cleaning.

Interior Of Your Chef Gas Braai

  • Use Chef Stainless Steel Cleaner as per instructions on the canister.
  • The most important thing to do when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your gas braai is to keep your drip tray free from a build-up of fat.
  • A build-up of fat can result in itself igniting and creating a hazard.
  • Remove the drip tray completely from the braai and clean as above.
  • Always rinse and wipe thoroughly after cleaning to avoid chemicals affecting your food when next used.

Exterior Of Your Chef Gas Braai

  • Spray the exterior of your braai body once a month with Chef S/S polish.
  • Do not use scourers or an abrasive scotch pad on the outside of the unit as this will leave scratch marks.
  • This is an anti-corrosion preventative measure and these products effectively ‘treat’ the stainless steel body.

Cooking Grid

  • Use a mild soapy water solution.
  • A non-abrasive cleaning agent can be used on stubborn stains then rinsed off with water.

Grease Tray

  • Please do not remove the grease tray whilst the unit is in use.
  • Please check the grease tray regularly and clean out any accumulated oil/grease.

How To Store Your Chef Gas Braai

  • Storage of the appliance indoors is only permissible if the cylinder is disconnected and removed from the appliance.
  • When the appliance is not to be used for a period of time, it should be stored in a protected/undercover area, safe from the natural elements.
  • It is recommended that you cover your BBQ while in storage.
  • Store the appliance in a clean and dry environment.

How To Store Your Gas Cylinder

  • Do not store your gas cylinder(s) indoors.
  • ONLY use a 9 kg gas cylinder with a 5/8” BSP left hand.
  • This will match the supplied regulator.
  • Cylinders must be stored in an upright position, in a well-ventilated, damp-free area away from direct sunlight or an electrical source, and out of the reach of children.