3 Tips To Keep Your Grill In Great Shape

3 Tips To Keep Your Grill In Great Shape

Keeping your Weber grill in great condition takes a little bit of care but if you keep up with the maintenance, your grill will be ready to cook when you are!  We have 3 easy steps for you to follow, check out the videos to learn more!  

Looking for more tips?  Check out our advice for cleaning here

What are your thoughts? (48)

03.11.17

Tim H

Best way to clean the warming rack? Mine has light grease on it. Would rather prolong rather than replace the rack.

03.11.17

Heather Herriges

Hi Tim!
I can certainly appreciate wanting to keep your grill as clean as possible! The warming rack can be cleaned just like your grates, preheat the grill on high for 10-15 minutes and brush it clean with a Weber Stainless Steel Grill Brush. If you want to do a deep clean, you could wash it in the sink with soap and water but make sure you hand dry it completely it instead of letting it air dry. Thanks for being a great Weber fan, happy cleaning!
Heather

02.26.17

MIKE S


when cleaning the burners, is a brass brush OK, instead of stainless steel?

02.26.17

Heather Herriges

Hi Mike!
Awesome that you are looking to do a good cleaning of your grill! We recommend that you use a Weber stainless steel grill brush, as our brushes have been designed and tested for use on our products. Here is a link the brush that we featured in the video: https://store.weber.com/accessories/category/clean/1455. Happy cleaning!
Heather

02.26.17

Scott B

Hello,
I have had several Weber grills. They're great.
We just moved to to a condo so my gas/ charcoal days are over. I have now have an electric Q1400 I haven't tried yet. Looks solid.
My question to you- I see several covers for your electric grills but I don't see my specific model Q1400 listed for any of them. Which cover is the correct model for outdoor storage?
Thank you! Scott

02.26.17

Heather Herriges

Hi Scott!
Thanks for being such a great member of the Weber family!
If you have your Q by itself, you will want to use this grill cover: https://store.weber.com/accessories/category/cover/1627. If you have your Q on the portable cart, you will want to use this grill cover: https://store.weber.com/accessories/category/cover/1630. If you haven’t see the cart yet, check it out here: https://store.weber.com/accessories/category/new-products/1509. I have my Q 1200 on this stand and it is awesome! Enjoy your new grill and grill on!

02.25.17

Mark K

I recently bought a new 3 burner Genesis, it has the flat grates. The first time I cooked chicken on it the meat stuck to the grates and I am having a hard time getting it clean. What do you recommend to clean it and what type of oil should I use on the grates to prevent food sticking?

Thank you,
Mark K

02.25.17

Heather Herriges

Hi Mark!
Congrats on your new Genesis! I too have had the same issue with chicken sticking to the grates! I wrote a blog on the topic because I was sure that I was not the only one, check it out here: http://www.weber.com/weber-nation/blog/3-simple-tips-to-help-your-chicken-not-stick-to-the-grates-1.
To clean off what is already stuck on the grates, just preheat the grill on high for 10-15 minutes and then use a Weber stainless steel grill brush to brush the grates clean. Next time that you grill chicken, you will want oil the chicken, no need to oil the grates. If when you go to flip the chicken, it is still sticking, leave it on for another minute or so and then try again. Let me know if these tips do the trick!
Enjoy your new grill and grill on!
Heather

02.22.17

Steven C

Hi
We'version owned our Genesis 3 burner Weber Gas grill with cast iron grates for 17 years (since 2000) and we absolutely love it.We purchased a small aftermarket cast iron wood chips flower and smoke box. This unit is wonderfully designed and so easy to clean,with the pull out tray that funnels down in the center to a grease catcher. We also love the indicator for propane left in tank.Very easy two use in indirect mode. We use our grill quite a bit and the igniter and burners are original.
Thank You for a really great product

S A Cohen
Pewaukee Wi

02.21.17

Heather Herriges

Hi!
Thanks for writing such a glowing review of your grill! Sounds like you are taking great care of it! Thanks for being such a longtime loyal Weber fan, we appreciate it!
Heather

12.28.16

Mark L

I've had Weber Q and Spirit units. Excellent and simply the best for sure. However, I'm shocked that the videos don't include how to prevent rusting of the grates.
Many promote the use of grape seed oil to infiltrate microperforations as the metal expands. I've had my Spirit for 2 years and I need new grates already because of rust/cracking.

Hopefully the oil trick works unless there are better ways to prevent rusting?

12.28.16

Heather Herriges

Hi Mark! We’re glad to hear that you’ve been loving your Q and Spirit grills! We don’t have any information about using grape seed oil on our cooking grates, and we generally advise against applying oil to our grates because it tends to burn off. Our instructions for keeping the grates from developing corrosion are to keep them as clean as you can. We have a short video about cleaning grates here: http://www.weber.com/weber-nation/blog/cleaning-your-stainless-steel-grates. It was made for stainless steel grates, but the exact same procedures are used for our porcelain enameled grates. We also make a cooking grate cleaner that helps keep them in the best shape as possible, and you can find it here: https://store.weber.com/accessories/category/clean/1592. Let us know if you ever need more help and grill on! - Heather

12.20.16

Gene W

I've owned my Weber Silver for 12 years now and its still in great shape except for the grates.I asked my wife for new stainless steel grates for it for Christmas. Well to my surprise she bought me a new Weber Genesis stainless 330 grill instead. But little did she know that I had already ordered grates for my ole faithful. So now I have two great grills along with the WSM smoker. So I'm in grillers heaven.
Gene W.

12.20.16

Heather Herriges

Congrats on your growing family! Enjoy both of your grills and your smoker!
Grill on!
Heather

12.10.16

Mark D

I am on my second Weber Gas Grill, it's a Sprit E-310. It's now almost 8 years old and still working. However recently I noticed a flame rising above the grill's cooking surface and discovered the rear burner is rusting out. I contacted Weber and they immediately fed ex a new burner under their 10 year warranty. This is why I will only own a Weber grill! Whether you own a simple 3 burner or a expensive grill, Weber makes a superior product and their warranty is great!
Thank you Weber!

12.10.16

Heather Herriges

Hi Mark! Thank you so much for letting us know about your great experience with Weber customer service! We will be sure to pass this along to the team. Thanks for being a loyal Weber fan and grill on! - Heather

11.02.16

J C S

Three questions.

I have a Weber 2-burner with porcelain covered cast iron grates. I watched the video - I talked with two different people today at Weber Customer Service - they did a good job of reading what was on their screen - but I'm still not understanding a few things.

Why I need to oil (vegetable oil) the porcelain covered cast iron grates with my propane gas grill. I understand that I'd need to do that with raw cast iron grates (like with a cast iron pan), and I guess with the stainless steel grates the oil works as a rust preventative - but why do I need to oil the porcelain covered cast iron grates??? The oil doesn't penetrate or adhere to the porcelain, as it would with raw cast iron.

Also, I typically turn on my grill and start cooking when the grill reaches cooking temperature - but one of the folks I talked with today talked about a 20-30 minute "warm up" period before cooking - I might as well go to charcoal.

Finally, as far as cleaning the grates after use - aside from general cleanliness issues, what's the proper type of brush \ cleaning pad to use on the porcelain covered grates? Won;t any residue on the grates simply burn off the next time I use the grill and it gets up to cooking temperature?

Thanks!

11.01.16

Heather Herriges

Hi J.C.! I'm sorry if you were told otherwise but we actually do not recommend oiling the grates on your grill. You can learn more about this by checking out our blog on this topic.

http://www.weber.com/weber-nation/blog/do-my-cast-iron-cooking-grates-need-to-be-seasoned

We recommend preheating your grill for 10-15 minutes before cooking on it. Check out this blog to see what our Grill Master Kevin Kolman has to say about this topic.

http://www.weber.com/weber-nation/blog/the-importance-of-preheating

Any of our Weber grill brushes will work to clean the grates of your grill. All of them have been tested on both our cast iron and stainless steel greats. I hope this helps! Thanks and grill on!

10.22.16

Kenneth P

Do your customers a huge favor, leave the music out of your video.
It is extremely hard to hear who's talking.
Especially for older people.
Don't know why they ever came up with this concept.
It is so bad in movies today, that you have to lip read.
Do us all a favor, forget the music, we don't need it or want it.

Thank You
Ken

10.22.16

Heather Herriges

Hi Ken! Thanks for the feedback. We'll be sure to pass it along to our creative team. - Heather

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