Using and Caring for Hard Anodized GrillGrate BBQ Grates
The Hard Anodize GrillGrates can tolerate high heat to temperatures over 1000F, and can be easily cleaned using a traditional bbq brush and water.
Hard anodizing creates an ultra-hard and dense surface layer that can not be scratched or chipped off. This hardness prevents food and babrecue debris from sticking. We recommend a good bbq brush. The handle fills with water and you control the spray as you brush. It works!
USING HardAnodized GrillGrates on Your Barbecue
1. Preheat BBQ with GrillGrates in Place Make sure GrillGrates are interlocked and facing you. Place GrillGrates on charcoal barbecues after coals have burned down.
2. Spray the Rails for Non-Stick and Searing. Wipe or spray the GrillGrates with bbq non stick spray, wipes or olive oil, Weber BBQ Spray or Grate Chef BBQ Wipes. Clean, hot rails deliver excellent searing and non-stick.
3. Clean Raised Rails using a BBQ abrasive Pad or Brush. Less is more. The raised rails easily wipe clean during warm-up or when brushed hot with a bit of water sprayed on the bbq. TIP: break-in the hard anodized GrillGrates by cleaning them as little as possible when they are new. Avoid cleaning in the sink in the beginning, as you want to encourage the seasoning process like a cast iron skillet.
4. Allow the side rails and valleys to blacken for maximum seasoning and minimum cleaning. Just keep debris out of the valleys and wipe down the raised rails during warm-up.
Hard Anodized GrillGrates can also be cleaned in the sink if you choose. Sink cleaning is optional, but effective, especially after marinades and sauces have burned and collected in the valleys, or after the GrillGrates have seen months of continuous use! Soak GrillGrates in the sink or washtub with regular dish soap. Use a sponge or brillo on the raised rails, which will come shiny clean with little effort. All other surfaces will blacken and become part of the seasoning so sink cleaning should be done only occasionally to preserve the seasoning and non-stick. Do not use oven cleaner, or other caustic cleaners, or put in the dishwasher.