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Welcome to the Grate Family
Welcome to the Grate Family

Prior To Using Your GrillGrates

Clean your grill

Clean your grill!

Clean the grease trap, inspect your burners and flame tents. Remove debris that has accumulated on the ledges that hold the grates. Doing this will prevent flare-ups from igniting grease and debris in the bottom of your grill. Should a grease fire occur, turn off the burners and leave the lid closed until the fire is out. Do not use water to extinguish a grease fire.

Season your grill

Season your grates with an onion

Onions contain sulfur compounds, which is why you cry when cutting them. These compounds, when heated, react with bare metal to form a hard, non-stick sulfide layer. This sulfide layer is rock hard to 1000°F. Thanks to Chef James Neissa! for sharing this with us. Use grill gloves or long-handled tongs to hold the onion.

Cleaning details
  1. Connect interlocking panels and preheat the grill with GrillGrates placed on top.
  2. Get the grill and new GrillGrates screaming hot.
  3. Rub the onion vigorously along the raised rails- much like a scrub brush. You want some aggressive pressure.
  4. Go over the rails several times and be rewarded with a dark layer on the rails that will deliver non-stick grilling and easier release of grill debris and carbon.


Avoid over-cleaning GrillGrates in the beginning to allow them to season. Clean the rails during warm-up with a grill brush or pad and semi-annually soak in hot soapy water and scrub with sponge or brillo. GrillGrates should outlast the life of your grill! Learn more about Routine Care & Cleaning here. Do not put anything on top of your GrillGrates other than food. Heat can potentially become trapped and damage the GrillGrates.

Guidelines and precautions

Your grill will run 100° to 350° hotter than the temp in the hood or dome of the grill

GrillGrates are made of hard anodized aluminum, one of the most highly conductive materials. Aluminum allows heat to travel through it much more rapidly than poorly conducting materials such as cast iron. This means your GrillGrates will heat up quicker and cool down rapidly once you are finished grilling. You will use less fuel, you will save time, and you will grill more efficiently! Reduce your grill temperature accordingly.

Grill over temperatures

Expected increases in temperature when adding GrillGrates to grill surfaces


Cleaning Videos

Click for more on Care & Cleaning. If you have any additional questions please feel free to email us or give us a call 877-380-2527.

Grate First Recipes

Season the GrillGrates by cooking “fatty” foods the first few times you grill. Treat your GrillGrates like a cast iron skillet, let them get good and black, and they will become non-stick. Here are a couple recipes that are perfect for first time users of GrillGrates and will yield Grate results. Check out our huge selection of recipes and enjoy.

Herbed Chicken Thighs

Herbed Chicken Thighs

Ribeye Steaks Seared, Not Charred

Ribeye Steaks Seared, Not Charred

Thin Cut Pork Chops

Thin Cut Pork Chops

Advanced Techniques

Once you get the hang of GrillGrates there is no limit to what you can grill.

Setup for Grilling Ribs on a Gas Grill

Two Zone Grilling with GrillGrates

Smash Burgers

Grate Smash Burgers, See technique


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Tips For Healthier Grilling

Meat is not the enemy- just don’t burn it. The research is not in dispute here. Charred, burned meat does contain known carcinogens (HCA’s and PAH’s) but there are plenty of ways to off-set them. Grill food to goal temps, avoid too much open flame or grilling too well done. Grilling faster can also reduce the amount of char.

Eat more vegetables. A balanced diet consists of vegetables, fruits, and meat. Grilled vegetables contain counter-balancing antioxidants that research shows neutralize carcinogen formation and works to counter-act it. Research points to this neutralizing effect with the use of herbs and spices too. Visit our Healthy Grilling Page.

Grill more kinds of vegetables. No butter or calorierichsauces required. Sweet potatoes, beets, carrots and squash caramelize at grill temps letting the natural sugars deliver the best and tastiest flavor. Grill peppers, onions, zucchini, with just a touch of olive oil and pepper. Enjoy all that antioxidant power working to improve your health while offsetting the effects of cooking red meat.

Grill more fish and chicken. Grilled chicken does not have to be slathered in barbecue sauce. A simple rub of herbs and spices is healthier and contains more antioxidants. Salmon is ideal to spice up and grill hot and fast like a steak. Is there a tastier way to eat fish than grilled? Get the Recipe for heathy Tequila Lime Chicken.

Spice up grilled meats. The antioxidant power of herbs, particularly rosemary, paprika, garlic, sage and black pepper, retard the formation of HCA’s. For example, adding dried cherries to hamburger shows significant reductions in HCA formation. Visit our Recipe Page for tasty recipes.

Marinade meat before grilling. Research again points to significant reductions of HCA’s. Be careful not to use flammable marinades as they may do more harm than good.

Grill on a clean hot grill and ban flare-ups. Eliminating flare-ups is the best way to control char and gain control of the grill. Learn more about the science of GrillGrates.

GrillGrates for indoor grilling. Adding GrillGrates to indoor air fryers and smart ovens adds healthy steakhouse searing and sizzles juices that create unmistakeable grilled flavors right in your kitchen. Get healthy recipes for indoor grilling.

Grill This

From watermelon to carrots, beets to burgers, and the most juicy steaks, the ideas are endless. Everything is better when it’s grilled on GrillGrates! Visti our Gill This page to see new possibilities.

grilled watermellon
grilled sandwiches
two burgers
eggplant slices
“Just wanted you to know that I’ve personally purchased six sets of GrillGrates for my family and friends, and everyone I’ve given them to is raving about them.”
– EJ from Bellingham, WA