CARE & MAINTENANCE OF YOUR STEEL BODIED CHAR-GRILLER® GRILL


 

FIRST TIME USE

A natural vegetable oil coating was applied inside your grill to protect it during shipping. Before your first use burn off the co­ating by heating the grill to 150°C and letting it burn for 15 minutes.

ROUTINE USE


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After each use remove excess grease and food materials from the grill. Be sure to empty and clean the ash tray, catch pan, and/or grease tray. To protect the grill from rust we recommend regularly coating any bare metal surfaces inside the grill with cooking oil.

Do NOT try to season a HOT grill with cooking oil (spray or liquid) as this can cause a fire. Do NOT use any chemicals or water inside the grill as this can cause damage or rust to these surfaces. NEVER put cooking grates or any part of your grill in the dishwasher.

REGULAR CARE & MAINTENANCE of your grill enhances the life of the product and your overall grilling experience. In order to provide the truest BBQ taste and better grilled flavour, Char-Griller uses uncoated interiors. An uncoated interior will rust if not properly maintained with a regular coating of cooking oil on all bare metal surfaces inside the grill. You can use either vegetable spray or liquid vegetable oil applied using a paper towel on a cooled grill.


CARE OF CAST IRON GRATES


Cast iron grates are used in Char-Griller Barrel type and AKORN Kamado grills. Cast iron cooking grates should be seasoned prior to first use. To do so wash the grates in warm soapy water, rinse thoroughly and dry completely with a towel. DO NOT AIR DRY. When the grates are dry apply a coat of cooking oil covering both sides thoroughly. Return the grates onto your grill, heat it to around 200°C and let burn for one hour. Seasoning should be done periodically to lengthen the life of cast iron cooking grates and prevent sticking and rust development.

After each use we recommend using a metal or wire grill brush to remove excess food materials from the grate. By adhering to the above recommendations you will enjoy many years of life from your grill as well as great tasting food.