Caring for cast iron cooking grids

It is important to periodically season your cast iron cooking grids. This will prevent food from sticking, prevent rusting and increase the life of your grids for many years to come. Seasoning your cast iron grids is quick and easy to do.  Follow these simple steps:

Seasoning new cast iron cooking grids:

  1. With the lid open, turn on your barbecue grill and set the control knobs to the MEDIUM HIGH position. Close the lid and wait twenty minutes to burn off any material from the manufacturing process. After twenty minutes, turn the control knobs to the off position and wait a few minutes to cool. ( around 3000F)
  1. Spread a thin coating of cooking oil over entire surface of the cast iron grids with a basting brush or oil mister. Be certain the entire surface, including all corners, have been coated thoroughly.  Now you are ready to grill.

NOTE: We recommend you use vegetable, olive, canola, sunflower oil or vegetable shortening. DO NOT use salted fat such as margarine or butter. They burn off at a really low heat and will not protect the grids.

Re-seasoning cast iron cooking grids:

It’s always best to clean and re-season your grids periodically after you have finished grilling your meal. So before you turn off your barbecue grill, follow these simple steps:

  • With the lid open, turn the control knobs to the MEDIUM HIGH position. Close the lid and wait ten minutes. This will help burn off excess food debris and oils. Then, open the lid and turn the control knobs to the off position. Clean your grids by removing any excess food and oils using a stainless steel barbecue grill brush

 NOTE: We recommend using only a stainless steel brush for cleaning your grids. The stainless steel bristles are durable and are the most effective for cleaning food particles from your grids quickly and easily.

  • Spread a thin coating of cooking oil over entire surface of the cast iron grids with a basting brush or oil mister. Be certain the entire surface, including all corners, have been coated thoroughly.

NOTE: We recommend you use vegetable, olive, canola, sunflower oil or vegetable shortening. DO NOT use salted fat such as margarine or butter. They burn off at a really low heat and will not protect the grids

Storing Your Cast Iron Grids:

When your barbecue grill is not in use for long periods of time, store your cast iron grids in a dry warm place. Coating clean, dry cooking grids with cooking oil (at room temperature) will create an extra layer of protection against rust.

Happy Grilling!

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