Summer's on it's way and it's time to crank up the BBQ. Problem is, our BBQ was looking very old and tired. Time for some elbow grease and some love.
Firstly, all the decals had worn off.
so I scraped them off.
I printed up some new labels on water-slide decal paper.
Sprayed the sheet with a couple of coats of clear matt sealer, then applied them to the BBQ, the same way that I made a decal bottle vase here.
They're not perfect but at least I know where Hi and Lo are now.
Then it was time to clean the BBQ. A quick wipe over with warm soapy water, then a good scrub with Gumption to remove rust, dirt, and other marks. Then what do you do to keep your sparkling stainless steel looking like new? Well you follow my friend Dana's advice, and you wipe it all over with cheap baby oil.
It works a treat.
I even cleaned out the drawers, so I had everything I need at hand.
So now our 7 year old BBQ looks like new again.
All we have to do now is fill the gas bottle.
My husband loves his BBQ. He even took it to our tiny London terrace where it took up half the courtyard. Our London neighbours came over for an Australia Day barbie, and remarked "Now that's a BBQ. You're definitely Aussies." You bet we are.