Care and Maintenance of Cooking Grates
CARE OF RAW CAST IRON GRATES:.
• Before cooking or seasoning Cast Iron Grates, you may or may not heat the grates at
200° to melt the protective oil coating, if one exists, because the coating is not
harmful and the grates can be seasoned over the coating.
• When seasoned properly, cast iron will not stick and cleans easily.
• To season, coat all surfaces with vegetable oil (bacon or bacon drippings preferred)
and place grates in grill at 300° for 2 hours. Recoat and return to grill at 200° for 1hr.
• Once seasoned, grates cook well and improve with age. After seasoning, grates may
have a waxy, yellow finish, but with use, they will become black and flavor enhanced.
• Due to improper care, grates lose their seasoning and rust. If so, brush & re-season.
• Remove excess food with wire brush. Lightly coat with vegetable oil.
DO NOT put in dish washer, as it will remove the seasoning.