grill rust

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grill rust

Post by peppermonster » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:29 am

I just got my hands on a 18" Weber kettle grill. The cooking grid has some signs of rust. Should I replace it or is it possible to clean it up where it is safe to cook food on ?

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Re: grill rust

Post by Burtess » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:40 am

Depends on how much rust is on there.... when you say "some signs of" I think of very light, here and there.
Take a drill with a brass brush to it. This will remove most of the rust without further damaging the nickel plating. Oil it down with cooking oil and get a burn on it. Keep cooking on it and you should develop an oily black coating that will protect it too.

You can cook on rust, it is "safe", just doesn't look good stuck to food lol...

Burt :)
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Re: grill rust

Post by doogster » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:55 am

Might add a little iron to your diet, great if you're anemic. :D
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