There comes a time when a new grill is born into an expectant, happy family. This beautiful new appliance should be seasoned before it begins it’s life as the backyard hero.
- It’s simple – seasoning your grill protects it.
Left outside, your grill is susceptible to the elements. Extreme temperature variances and moisture are forever the enemies of most metals, your grill, being primarily metal, is no different. Seasoning it gives one more line of defense.
- It makes it easier to clean.
A seasoned grill is easier to clean. Food won’t stick as easily, preventing buildup. A clean grill is a happy grill.
- Seasoning burns off any paint or factory chemicals.
Your grill was formed, coated, painted, sealed, boxed, shipped, and who knows what else. There may be lingering manufacturing chemicals on your grill that will be burned off during the seasoning process.
All of this adds up to extending the life of your grill and your grates. A well seasoned grill is your first line of protection toward prolonging it’s life.
How to season?
Seasoning is easy. All you need is cooking oil (canola, vegetable or even bacon fat), few paper towels, and your grill fuel (gas, propane or charcoal).
- First, saturate a paper towel.
- Then, Wipe down the grates so that they are liberally coated (top and bottom).
- Wipe down the inside of the lid.
- Finally, Heat up the grill and get it as hot as you can.
That’s all there is to it, congratulations on your new grill.