Care and Maintenance of the Cooking Grates
AKORN Kamado Kookers:
CARE OF RAW CAST IRON GRATES:
- Cast iron grates are used in Char-Griller Barrel grills. Cast iron cooking grates should be seasoned prior to first use.
- To do so, apply a coat of cooking oil covering both sides thoroughly. Return the grates to your grill, heat it to around 400° F and let burn for 1-hour. Seasoning should be done periodically to lengthen the life of cast iron cooking grates and prevent sticking and rust development. The process can be repeated for more effective seasoning
- After each use, we recommend using a metal or wire grill brush to remove excess food materials from the grate.
- Always allow the grill to cool completely with the hood open to avoid trapping moisture inside.