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  • How to protect Grill from rust ?

  • Below you’ll find several tips on what to do and what not to do to properly protect the grill from corrosion.

    • 1# Keep the grill clean – It is the best to clean the grates with a brush after each cooking to get rid of food remains and to remove ash in case of charcoal grills. On top of that, clean the entire grill thoroughly once in a while, both on the inside and on the outside. Use warm water, a sponge and gentle soap for that. Gas grills have burners with holes that can get clogged with food remains, at least once a season try to clean them using a sponge and a brush. After cleaning, wipe the water off the grill so that it’s dry.

    • 2# Dry the grill after cleaning – If you clean the entire grill thoroughly then remember to dry it very well. It really is very important, as the water collected inside the grill causes a very high risk of rust occurring. Check out all the nooks and crannies that some water might stick in. After cleaning the grill it is the best to carefully wipe it with a dry, soft cloth or paper towels. When it comes to gas grills, you can warm them up over 10-15 minutes to make sure there is no water left.

    • 3# Preserve the grill grates – Depending on what grates you have, you have to rub them with oil after each cooking. It is obligatory to preserve cast-iron grates, it is also a good idea to rub steel grates with oil. When is it not necessary? In case of grill grates coated with porcelain, their surface effectively protects from corrosion as long as it’s not damaged.

    • 4# Use a grill cover – Most people keep their grill in the backyard, often without any cover. You need to know that humidity is the greatest enemy of your grill. If you wish your grill to be in a perfect condition for a long time and not get affected by rust, buy a cover. A custom sized cover will protect your grill from harmful weather factors such as rain, snow, freezing rain, sun or other stains. The best solution is to keep the grill under a cover every time after you’re done using it. The price of a cover is not high, so I think that every grill owner should have one.

    • 5# Move the grill to the garage – If your grill isn’t big or it’s simply portable, you can move it to the garage or a place that is safe from humidity or weather conditions. If you live in an area with high humidity or heavy rainfalls, you should definitely think about a cover or keeping the grill in a place like the garage. Never leave the grill outside because no matter what material it was made of, if it stays for too long in unfavorable conditions then sooner or later you will have problems with rust anyway.

    How to Keep Grill from Rusting