The Best Way to Remove Rust From a Barbecue Grill Grate

As the temperatures outside spikes, cooking inside, with all the warmth it can create, becomes less and less attractive. 1 solution is to fire up your barbecue; but if your barbecue did not weather the seasons well, you might find that the grill grate has rusted. Cleaning the grate requires just a couple of steps, so you’ll be able to securely enjoy delicious food in no time.

Remove the grate from your barbecue grill.

Scrape the grate with a medium-grit abrasive to eliminate big areas of rust.

Sand the grate with a fine-grit abrasive to remove smaller pieces of rust and also to polish the grate.

Clean the grate with water and soap to get rid of any excess rust, food or other contaminants. Dry the grate immediately.

Oil the grate with food-safe oil, like canola or vegetable shortening, the moment the grate is tender. Use a light layer of oil on a cloth or paper towel, and rub it across the whole grill grate, focusing particularly on the surface where the meals will rest.

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