Using and Caring for Hard Anodized GrillGrates
USING HardAnodized GrillGrates on Your Grill
1. Preheat Grill with GrillGrates in Place Make sure GrillGrates are interlocked and facing you. Place GrillGrates on charcoal grills after coals have burned down.
2. Spray the Rails for Non-Stick and Searing. Wipe or spray the GrillGrates with grilling spray, wipes or olive oil. Pam for Grilling, Weber Grilling Spray or Grate Chef Grill Wipes. Clean, hot rails deliver excellent searing and non-stick.
3. Clean Raised Rails using a Grill Pad or Brush. Less is more. The raised rails easily wipe clean during warm-up or when brushed hot with a bit of water sprayed on the grill. TIP: break-in the hard anodized GrillGrates by cleaning them as little as possible when they are new. Avoid cleaning in the sink in the beginning, as you want to encourage the seasoning process like a cast iron skillet.
4. Allow the side rails and valleys to blacken for maximum seasoning and minimum cleaning. Just keep debris out of the valleys and wipe down the raised rails during warm-up.
Hard Anodized GrillGrates can also be cleaned in the sink if you choose. Sink cleaning is optional, but effective, especially after marinades and sauces have burned and collected in the valleys, or after the GrillGrates have seen months of continuous use! Soak GrillGrates in the sink or washtub with regular dish soap. Use a sponge or brillo on the raised rails, which will come shiny clean with little effort. All other surfaces will blacken and become part of the seasoning so sink cleaning should be done only occasionally to preserve the seasoning and non-stick. Do not use oven cleaner, or other caustic cleaners, or put in the dishwasher.