When cleaning cast iron grates, burn off any food left over on the grates. Then let the grates cool and scrub them with the nylon cleaning brush. After cleaning the grates, dry and saturate the grates with vegetable oil to prevent rust from forming.
How do you clean junk off an iron grill?
Warm Soapy Water and Steel Wool
Bring your grates indoors and place them in your sink. Turn the water on to warm, mix with a light soap, and use steel wool alongside the warm soapy mixture to scrape all of the rusty areas off of your grates. After your grates have been cleaned, rinse them one last time with water.
How do I clean a metal grill at home?
Steps to Clean the Grill:
- Fill a bucket with warm water.
- Add a good amount of soap and agitate to mix.
- Use a soft cloth or sponge moistened with the soapy water to wipe down the surfaces of the grill.
- Follow the grain of the metal as you clean.
- Rinse completely with clean water.
- Dry with a soft towel.
What if my grill grates are rusty?
A grill with loose rust is not safe, as rust may stick to the food; a grate with minor surface rust can be cleaned and treated to continue using it. While ingesting rust may not likely cause harm from one meal, continuous ingestion may be problematic for the intestinal tract.
Can I use steel wool on cast iron grill?
Can I use steel wool or a metal scrubber to clean my cast iron pan? No! We recommend using a pan scraper or the Lodge Chainmail Scrubber to remove any stuck-on residue. We only recommend using steel wool or a metal scrubber to remove rust before reseasoning.
What is the best way to clean grill grates?
Use Vinegar or a Grill Spray
Mix two cups of water with two cups of vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray your grill grates with the mixture. Let sit for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes is up, brush your grates clean with a grill brush—no rinsing required.
What is the best way to season cast iron grill grates?
Make sure not to use soap. Instead, take a paper towel and apply vegetable oil to your iron grill grates. Put the grates into your oven (which should be off to begin with) and then bring the temperature up to 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit slowly for 40 minutes. After that, just let it cool and you will be good to go.