Just like a cast-iron skillet, the stainless grates on your SABER® grill need to be seasoned prior to first use and each time you use your grill for optimal cooking and improved cleaning performance.
1. Before first time use, evenly coat the grates and emitter plate with a high-heat cooking oil (peanut, grape seed, sunflower or safflower) or spray. Wipe all surfaces using a cloth to ensure even coating.
2. Ignite the grill and allow it to preheat on HI for 15-20 minutes. This procedure will help season the cooking surfaces and help burn off the lubricants used during the manufacturing process. (This process is not necessary for the side burner.)
3. After each use and when the grill is still warm (NOT HOT), reapply a light coat of oil to protect the surface and improve performance.