Yes! You should always season a new grill. Oiling and heating the grill will create a protective barrier that prevents rust. Seasoning is also what creates a nonstick surface on your grates so that you don’t end up with a frustrating mess of stuck-on food the first time you try out the grill.
Do I need to clean new grill grates?
Our grates do not require any seasoning or re-seasoning prior to use. The grates have a porcelain enamel coating on them that takes away the need for seasoning. Before using grates for the first time, we just recommend preheating the grill and brushing the grates with a bristle brush and you are good to go.
How do you treat new grill grates?
Using a paper towel or brush, brush the grill grates with cooking oil. We recommend vegetable oil, grapeseed oil, or bacon fat. After the grates are coated, you can place them in a 400-degree oven for an hour or on a 400-degree grill for 40 minutes. After time is up, let the grates cool down naturally.
How long should you burn new grill grates?
Clean away dust, oil, adhesives, coatings, and other gunk that may have accumulated on your BBQ grill at the factory or the store by burning it for 20 to 30 minutes before the first use.
Should cast iron grill grates be seasoned?
Before you cook on cast iron grates for the first time, you must wash and season them. Seasoning your grates prevents them from rusting and will also create a non-stick surface.
Should I oil my grill grates?
Oiling your grill grate helps prevent food from sticking when cooking. To to this, dip a wadded paper towel in a little oil and, using tongs, wipe the oil evenly over the grate. Be careful not to use too much oil, because that’s a sure fire way to start a good flare-up—a little goes a long way here.
How often should I season my grill?
An outdoor grill, whether as a standalone piece of equipment or incorporated into an outdoor grill island, should be seasoned when new, when freshly cleaned, and ideally before and after each use.
How often should you season your grill grates?
It’s recommended that you re-season grates at least every 4 to 5 cooks, but many people like to re-season following every use. If you choose to re-season every time you grill, make sure the grates are clean before applying oil or spray.
Do you need to burn off a new gas grill?
A: Congratulations on the new grill! Yes we suggest preheating the grill for 20 minutes before the first use. This should burn off any packing material or oil. Then throw your food on the grill and you are good to go.
Why does my new grill smell?
Your new grill comes with oils and contaminants from the factory it was made in that when burned, produce nasty smoke and taint the taste of any food you cook. Seasoning is all about burning this off before it gets on your food.
Should I spray my grill before cooking?
You do not have to spray your grill before cooking, but you should lubricate it before putting food on it. If you do not lubricate your grill before cooking, many foods will stick to the surface. Any cooking oil or spray with a high smoke point will work well.