One of the simplest and yet most neglected aspects of BBQ maintenance is the cleaning of the drip tray. People tend to shy away from this task because it involves bending over at the waist, and a tray full of grease and fat.
However, there are a few simple steps you can take to make this simple job even simpler, the undertaking of which helps prevent dangerous fat fires, and cockroach and rat infestation. Obviously, these should all be carried out when your BBQ is cold:
- Line the drip tray with al-foil and fill with specialised fat absorbent material or clean river sand. Do not use beach sand, as it contains salt and will cause your BBQ to rust.
- When saturated with grease, simply lift the entire contents (including al-foil) out of the drip tray and dump in a garbage bag.
- Repeat Step 1.