* Overall satisfaction is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. By default, brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are sorted by the mean overall satisfaction score as rated by consumers. You can click the arrows at the top of any column in the table to sort by the results in that column. ^ By clicking on a brand or ‘details’ button, you will leave Canstar Blue and be taken to our referral partner to compare. You agree that Canstar Blue’s terms and conditions apply to this referral. If you click on a brand that our referral partner does not cover, you will be taken to a brand page on Canstar Blue. Canstar Blue research finalised in March 2023, published in April 2023.
Our review compares BBQ cleaners on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which BBQ cleaner they think is best!
Respondents rate their satisfaction with their BBQ cleaner brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a BBQ cleaner brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
Effectiveness: the BBQ cleaner was effective in cleaning multiple areas of the BBQ, including removing leftover food and stains.
Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the BBQ cleaner.
Ease of use: the BBQ cleaner was easy to use, with sufficient instructions provided.
Scent: the BBQ cleaner has a pleasant odour that matches the description (i.e. lemon, etc.).
Packaging convenience: the BBQ cleaner was easy to open and store.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
Weber cooks up a variety of BBQ cleaners and tools to keep your barbecue looking like new. This includes mainly scrapers and sprays such as Weber’s Q Cleaner which features a formula made to specifically remove grease, fat, and smoke stains from the grill, hotplates, and lid, as well as Weber’s Stainless Steel Protectant to provide a protective coat and reduce corrosion and rust. There’s also the Weber All Purpose Cleaner for an all-in-one cleaning solution, with all three products coming in 500ml spray bottles.
Weber was rated five stars for value for money, ease of use, scent and overall satisfaction, with four stars for packaging convenience and effectiveness.
How to clean your BBQ
Keeping your grill well-maintained can not only prevent dried-out grease and fat from seeping into your snags, but it will also help your BBQ perform at its best, for longer.
Here are a few tips on how to clean a dirty BBQ:
Ensure your BBQ is turned off.
Check there are no leaks or cracks in the gas hose. If there are, make sure to replace the hose before attempting to clean or use the barbecue.
Disconnect the gas bottle from the gas hose.
Take out the drip tray from under the BBQ and use a BBQ cleaner and BBQ scraper or scourer to scrape off fat and grime. You can then follow with BBQ wipes (or regular soap and water) to clean everything else.
Use a BBQ scraper or stainless-steel-friendly scourer to remove any leftover residue on the hotplates. Then, soak the hotplates in soap and water.
Use soap and water, paper towels and a grill brush (or whatever go-to cleaning products you have) to clean the inside grill. This includes parts like the lid, cooking grates and burner tubes.
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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