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Maintenance and Care

How do I keep my porcelain-coated wire grates from rusting?


Porcelain-coated Wire   Porcelain-coated wire grates included with some SABER® grill models, do not require seasoning.  These grates should be cleaned regularly with a heavy-duty grill brush.  You can also soak the grates in a mixture of water and vinegar for a deep clean.  Should your grates develop any rust spots brush away the rust and season the grates according to the instructions below.

Seasoning: A solid vegetable shortening is recommended for the initial seasoning. Spread a thin coating of solid vegetable shortening over the entire surface, including all corners, with a paper towel. Do not use salted fats such as butter or margarine.

Preheat grill for 15 minutes; place grates in grill. Turn burners to Low with lid closed. Allow grill to heat grates for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Turn all burners to OFF, and leave cooking grates in grill until they are cool.

Your cast iron cooking grates are now ready to use.

To Prevent Rusting: Re-season your grates frequently, particularly when new.

If rust occurs, it is an indication that the grates have not been seasoned enough or the seasoning has been burned off. Clean with a heavy brush like the SABER® Grilling Brush.  Reapply vegetable shortening and heat as indicated above to re-season the grates.