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Maintenance and Care

Can I clean rust off of my grill?


Care and Cleaning of Your Stainless Steel Grill

Routine cleaning is necessary to preserve the appearance and corrosion resistance of commercial grade 304 stainless steel.  There is a misconception among many people that stainless steel will not rust. That is not the case in certain conditions. Rust marks are regular steel particles that have become attached to the surface of stainless steel. They may also occur if you are using a steel wool or wire wool scouring pad instead of a nylon scouring pad to clean your grill. In coastal areas, small rust pits may develop on the surface of your grill that cannot be fully removed by a cleaner. Concentrated bleaches and other solutions containing chlorine can also cause rust pits and should not be used on stainless steel.

Stubborn Stains and Rust

Stubborn stains, discoloration and possibly rust and rust pitting can occur from cooking, exposure to harsh outdoor conditions, or extreme cooking temperatures.  Using the Saber® Stainless Steel Polish regularly will help prevent rusting and stains.  A cover is also useful to limit corrosion due to environmental conditions.