Care & Cleaning
Care & Cleaning for your GrillGrates
- 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.
- 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. Periodically use the GrateTool to shovel debris from the valleys. For those of you using GrillGrates as a replacement, scrape the debris to the back of your grill and shovel it out with the GrateTool.
Do not use oven cleaner or other caustic cleaners. Do not put in the dishwasher.
USING Hard Anodized 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. Initial Use: The first time or two you grill with GrillGrates use a bit of canola oil or grill spray on the cooking rails sparingly. Weber Spray or Pam Grill Spray work well too just go lightly. Discontinue use of any spray or oil once the grates are seasoned as continuous use can cause a build up and cause sticking. GrillGrates will season quickly and the non-stick develops naturally.
GrillGrates won't look like this for long!
The three stages of GrillGrates.
The GrateCleaning System helps maintain & clean.
Good old dish soap & elbow grease does the job too!