Electric Charcoal Barbecue Starter
Once used to start the BBQ, the Electric Charcoal Barbecue Starter should be stored in a safe place, i.e. a place where it will not start a fire or burn anybody. The safest after use is to put the Electric Charcoal Barbecue Starter in his stand fixed at a secure location. The resistance does not like wet conditions; it will shorten its life length. Once cooled, lightly brush off whatever may be stuck on it from usage.
Barbecue - Exterior
If your barbecue is clean on the outside; you are less likely to stain your clothes when you move it. Also, when you have guests, and even for you, it is more appetizing when clean.
Barbecue - Interior
Home to coal and possibly the home of ash must be cleaned before the end of the BBQ season and storage of equipment. If your barbecue is made of a material that rusts, it must be cleaned and allow to dry properly, before storage in a dry place.
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The grill must be clean before each use. See preparation of Barbecue. It is better to do it right after cooking by charring; like that it is always ready for next time. Otherwise, it is quick to forget the last BBQ of the season, and let the fat and leftover food to live (!) on the grill during the storage season.