How to Clean BBQ Tools and Accessories

Ahh the classic BBQ, definitely one of my favourite parts of the classic Kiwi summer. The clean up afterwards though - not so much!

Whether you got a bit too excited on the weekend and charred that trusty stainless steel spatula, or if the BBQ tools are just looking a little neglected, Bar Keepers Friend is here to help.

We typically recommend the Cookware Cleanser with added food-based degreasers for these types of messes, however the general powder will work great also. For a more general clean you may want to dilute the powder with water to create a gentler form.

Note: Not recommended on non-metal handles (wood, plastic etc.) or cast iron.

Step 1:
Grab a sponge and dampen it. A light grade pad or Scrub Daddy will work well.

Step 2: If using undiluted, place powder directly onto the surface OR place product onto the damp pad or sponge.
If diluted, dip the sponge or pad into the solution.

Step 3: Get scrubbing!!

Step 4: Rinse well with water a damp cloth. Then dry with a clean cloth or towel.

How/Where to Buy

Bar Keepers Friend Cookware Cleanser can be bought online individually, or as part of a kit. We are also in over 200 stores nationwide. Find your closest retailer here.

Hot Tip: Our cleaning kits will save you up to 30% when you shop online!


Bar Keepers Friend 5 Piece Spring Cleaning Kit


Bar Keepers Friend Spring Cleaning Kit Includes:

  • 1 x Bar Keepers Friend Original Cleanser & Polish 340g
  • 1 x Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser 369g
  • 1 x Bar Keepers Friend MORE Spray & Foam 750ml
  • 1 x Bar Keepers Friend Cookware Cleanser & Polish 340g
  • 1 x Bar Keepers Friend Cooktop Cleaner 369g
  • 1 x Tough Grade (Red or Green) Cleaning Pad
  • 1 x Light Grade (Blue or White) Cleaning Pad

Original Cleanser: Best for use on tough stains like shower glass, tiles, toilets, brass, copper tubs and more, to get rid of rust, hard water stains, mineral deposits and built up grease and grime. Can be used in a paste like formula for the toughest stains or dilute for lighter ones. Very versatile and great for almost any hard surface.

Soft Cleanser: In a pre-diluted, liquid form. Has the same active ingredients as the original cleanser though in an easier-to-use form. Use for stainless steel benches and sinks, solid chrome tapware, porcelain, acrylic, rust stains, tarnish or aluminium.

MORE Spray & Foam: The gentlest formula, great for chromes, benches, cleaning oily residues, vertical areas such as backsplashes. Great for faucets, tapware and sinks. Also tackles everyday grime, but with a massive kick and shine.

Cookware Cleanser & Polish: Best uses are for tough, food-based stains. Like ovens, including doors and tray (ensure it’s well rinsed), nasty lasagne or casserole dishes, cookware such as stainless steel or copper pots and pans (don't use on non-stick cookware) It has more degreaser than the original powder form, better suited to food-based stains.

Cooktop Cleaner: Specifically designed for cooktops of all kinds, Use on induction cooktops, stovetops, gas cooktops. Perfect for the glossy surface tops that need care taken with them. Use on stainless steel, ceramic and glass or for restoring mugs or glasses. In a cream form, so easier (and preferable to many) to use than the powder. Also, diluted in comparison so slightly safer on very delicate surfaces.

Tough Grade Cleaning Pad (Red or Green): Use this for the really tough surfaces, like shower glass, tiles and ovens

Light Grade Cleaning Pad (Blue or White): Use this for most hard surfaces, such as stainless steel, tapware, porcelain, and acrylic


How to Clean BBQ Tools and Accessories
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