Stainless Steel Cleaning

Maintaining and cleaning your grill is one of the key elements of grill ownership. It is not only important to clean the inside of your grill, but it is also important to clean the exterior of your grill. This can be especially tricky if you have a stainless steel grill. So check out the video below for some great tips on maintaining your stainless steel grill and eliminating surface rust.

What are your thoughts? (10)

11.11.14

Dayba C

I am confused. I have watched two of your videos on cleaning and maintaining my grill. One of my main concerns is surface rust. Both videos advise about not using a paper towel, and only a microfiber towel and the videos also state that a stainless steel cleaner not a polish should be used as polishes add coating which can discolor the stainless when heated. Based on these instructions I have looked for a stainless steel cleaner that didn't contain polish. Which I have not been able to find. However there is a suggestion to use Weber Stainless Steel Polish and when looking at the product description on your web site the directions from Weber suggest using a paper towel or a microfiber cloth. This appears to conflict other guidelines on your website as to what products can be used and how to apply them. Can you please clarify.

11.10.14

Kevin Kolman

Hi Dayba,

Great notes on the cleaning blogs. First, please let me say thank you for the interest in keeping your Weber grill clean. That is something a lot of people struggle with, so great job being proactive. To answer your question, the videos you are referencing were filmed before the Weber Stainless Steel Polish was available. This specific polish has been tested over and over to be sure that it will not remove any of the finish or add any coating that your grill would react negatively to. When used, it will leave you with a clean grill each and every time. If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Happy Grilling!
-Kevin

09.01.14

Fred K

I bought a Weber Spirit grill at the end of July 2014, by mid August it already has surface rust on side shelves and front panel.

08.31.14

Kevin Kolman

Hi Fred,

Congratulations on the new Weber Spirit. Please call Weber Customer Service at 1-800-446-1071 and they should be able to help you out.

Happy Grilling!
-Kevin

01.07.14

Robert M

I live on the (salt) water. Surface rust appears periodically on the stainless surface and cannot be removed with a microfiber towel. A mild abrasive pad and SS cleaner are the only way I've found to remove the rust and clean the surface. While not recommended, it's far better than letting the rust pit the grill.

01.07.14

Kevin Kolman

Hi Robert,

Please contact our Customer Service line at 1-800-446-1071. One of our trained representatives will be able to help you out with this issue.

Happy Grilling!
-Kevin

04.27.13

Jeff H

Hello Kevin,
Can you recommend a specific stainless steel cleaner. I just don't want to get the wrong one!
Thanks!
Jeff

04.27.13

Kevin Kolman

Hi Jeff,

Weber Stainless Steel Polish will work great on all stainless steel surfaces. Check it out here: http://www.webercleaners.com/

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Happy Grilling!
-Kevin

08.17.12

Chris M

How can I remedy and then prevent further rust on the grill grates?

08.17.12

Kevin Kolman

Hi Mergz,

Thank you for your question. For a personal and step by step cleaning and prevention of rust I'd suggest that you call our very knowledgeable customer service at 1-800-446-1071, and they will be able to help you with this. Happy Grilling!

-Kevin

07.30.12

Richard C

I bought a Weber Genesis E-330 on June 27, 2012 and barely a month later, July 30, 2012 the front knob / control panel and right side burner table has developed patches of surface rust!!?? Ive always cleaned the exterior of the grill after Ive used it and it sits under my covered porch so I dont know why this is happening. Needless to say Im not happy about the quality of my new Weber grill!!

Before the Weber I had a cheap Charmglow. The Charmglow took about 3- 3 1/2 years before it started developing surface rust on the front knob / control panel. This weber grill cost almost 3 times what my Charmglow did....wheres the Weber quality??

07.30.12

Kevin Kolman

Hi RCsWeber,


We are sorry you are experiencing rust on your Weber. Please contact Weber Customer Service at 1-800-446-1071 and they will be able to help you rectify this. Happy Grilling!


-Kevin

07.09.12

jim p

Kevin:


I have a Genesis Grill that is 4 years old this past May. It has always been covered with a Weber cover, but during my spring clean up, I found a small rust spot developing on the black porcelain portion of the cover right where the stainless steel handle connects to the cover. What can I do to correct/mask this spot and to prevent additional rusting. Is high temp touch up paint a viable option? Thanks!

07.09.12

Kevin Kolman

Hi Sandypoint,


This is an interesting question you pose. First, great job on keeping up with your spring cleaning. Your best bet is to call our customer service at 1-800-446-1071 and look into getting a new lid. Please note that this rust will not effect performance. Hope this helps and happy grilling.
-Kevin

07.09.12

alexandre s

Hi Kevin.


I am about to buy a Genesis grill. I see the main models are the E-330 and S-330, however, some vendors offer an EP-330 model. What is the difference between the three? By the way, I live in Miami, far from the beach breeze, but still under high humidity. Should I go with the E, S, or EP model? Thanks in advance for your comments and regards.

07.09.12

Kevin Kolman

Hi Alex,
I'm very excited to hear you are looking at the Genesis 330 models! No matter what you choose, you cannot go wrong. The E version has porcelain enameled, cast iron grates and porcelain enameled flavorizer bars. The S version has a stainless lid and stainless steel grates with stainless steel flavorizer bars. Now, the EP version has a porcelain enameled lid with stainless steel grates and bars. It really depends on what you are looking for. Let me know which one you buy and happy soon to be grilling!
-Kevin

07.03.12

Ty M

Any brand suggestions for a cleaner? I need to keep my 670 looking new

07.03.12

Kevin Kolman

Hi tyalexander72,


Congratulations on the Summit 670!! I can really appreciate trying to keep it clean and looking brand new. As for recommending a cleaner for the stainless steel, I would use a mild stainless cleaner and a microfiber rag. It is important to note that while you are buffing the stainless steel, make sure you buff with the grain and not against it. Another good tip that I have is to stay away from any type of citrus cleaner. Also, in order to maintain the outer stainless steel, clean the grill at least every two weeks. Hope this helps and Happy Grilling. -Kevin

07.03.12

Rob M

Great video as always Kevin! How does one get a snazzy jacket like you are wearing in your pic? I always compete with my WSM and Performer. I'm a

07.03.12

Kevin Kolman

Hi Robbie Mac,

I appreciate the feedback! We are working hard to provide some great info to help our grillers become backyard heroes. Regarding my snazzy jacket, it was a gift and is one of a kind. I wish I had better news for you about that, however, I can definitely appreciate your love for Weber products. We share that common bond. Keep up all the hard work and let us know how the competing goes. As always Happy Grilling.
-Kevin