Brrrr ... the autumn cold is here! The barbecue that kept us company until last weekend looks at us a bit sadly from the garden with yellow and red leaves dancing around it, as if to tease it.
Let's lift up its spirits a little and prepare it for its winter "lethargy".
Here are the three basic tips that we have "stolen" from Luigi, the technician for the Sunday product.
1. CHECK ALL THE MASONRY PARTS
First we need to check that there are no cracks or ripples of colour inside and outside the masonry base of our barbecue.
Cracks can accumulate moisture which could freeze and expand with the cold. The result? The stone may crack and the breakage can only be fixed by replacing the piece.
So to avoid bad surprises, the advice is to fill and - if needed - repaint every little crack before winter. To fill you can use our silicone glue Betonfast, which also serves this purpose. To repaint, choose the original colour which is available from the Sunday brand.
2. PUT ALL METAL PARTS AND ACCESSORIES IN A DRY PLACE
Grills, griddles, side shelves made of wood or metal are not meant to stay in contact with the cold and damp for long.
Dismount all accessories (shelves, trays, gas unit) and place them in a dry place.
The metal parts such as griddles or grills should be cleaned thoroughly and left to dry. A nice wash with hot water and dish-washing soap is fine, but even the dishwasher is fine if the parts are not too large. If you need to remove resistant residues, use a non-abrasive sponge for the bio griddles, while for "wire" grills you can also use a brush for cleaning, like the one here below (grill brush code 4000009).
The coal holder and systems for the fast ignition of coals like our Easyfire, need different measures. For these tools it is enough to suck up the ash with a vacuum cleaner or with appropriate tools (brush, shovel, rake). Once cleaned, they can be left outside, because they are made of aluminised sheet, a material that is unaffected by moisture or cold.
3. COVER YOUR BARBECUE WITH A SACK
The easiest way to keep your barbecue perfect until next spring is to protect it with its top cover. The Sunday brand sells it in different sizes. The ONE line has sheets specially created so that they fit perfectly and are also aesthetically pleasing.
Are you looking for accessories to clean your barbecue or a top cover? Look here at those offered by Sunday.