How To Season Your New Grates

How To Season Your New Grates

The brand new grill is purchased, put together and it is time to get to grilling. A common question we receive from new grill owners or even repeat owners of new grills is, do I need to season my grates before grilling?

Our grates do not require any seasoning or re-seasoning prior to use. The grates have a porcelain enamel coating on them that takes away the need for seasoning.  Before using grates for the first time, we just recommend preheating the grill and brushing the grates with a bristle brush and you are good to go. 

Happy grilling!

What are your thoughts? (21)

03.25.17

Carl F

Just purchased my seventh Weber product ( one smokey joe, one kettle bought in 1998, still looks great two performers, one 18 inch smokey mountain and one 22 inch smokey mountain). Now I have added to the collection a new Genesis E310. I am looking forward to as many years of use with this addition as I have had, and still do with my other grills. Thank you

03.25.17

Jennie Lussow

Hi Carl! Thank you so much for being a loyal fan and part of our Weber family! Be sure to share pictures of your Weber grills and all the great things you're grilling with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We love to see what our fans create on their Weber grills!

02.01.17

Chris S

I just bought a new e-410, from what I read the grates do not have to be seasoned or re-seasoned. Should the grates be washed at any time or just cleaned with a brush?

02.01.17

Jennie Lussow

Hi Chris! Congratulations on your new grill and welcome to the Weber family! You're right, the grates do not need to be seasoned. You can clean them by preheating them on high heat for about 10-15 minutes and brushing them off with a Weber stainless steel bristle brush. I hope this helps!

01.23.17

Gregg F

I just purchased my 7th or 8th Weber. I keep going back to my preferred charcoal method. I bought the Performer Deluxe. I thought I would heat the grill before 1st use so I turned on the gas ignitor that lights the charcoal. (when handling the grates there was a lot of black grease on them so I thought I would burn it off) I used no charcoal. Twice when I came out to check it the flame was out and gas was escaping. Not sure if the wind was doing this or if it somehow goes out automatically after a certain time frame. When the ignitor is used to light the charcoal, does it go out after a specified period?
Thank you, Gregg

01.23.17

Alycia from Weber

Hi Gregg! First of all, thank you so much for being a loyal Weber fan! The gas ignition on your Performer doesn't turn off automatically after a certain period of time. If you continue to have problems, please reach out to us at support@weberstephen.com or 1-800-446-1071 and we will be happy to help troubleshoot the problem!

12.02.16

Matthew V

I have a new three burner spirit coming in tomorrow. Do I need to do anything with my new stainless steel grates before cooking?

12.02.16

Jennie Lussow

Hi Matthew! Congratulations on your new Weber grill! You don't need to do anything to the grates before using them. Let us know what you're grilling by sharing photos with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

08.18.16

Steve O

I just got a new genesis e-330 and followed the directions above. The first thing I cooked on the new grill were chicken kebabs but the chicken kept sticking to the grill and now there is food residue burnt onto the grates that wont come off when scrubbing with a grill brush. What should I do to 1) clean the grates and 2) avoid this in the future??

08.17.16

Alycia from Weber

Hi Steve! Did you brush a light coat of oil on the chicken? Brushing a little oil on the food before placing it on the grill helps prevent it from sticking to the grates. Also, be sure to let the food cook for a few minutes before trying to flip it. If you flip it too soon, it has a tendency to stick. To clean the grates, let the grill run on high heat for 10-15 minutes to help burn off the debris. Then use a Weber grill brush to scrape the grates clean. I hope this helps!

07.29.16

Paul W

Hi, good day!
I've just picked up my DUTCH OVEN, unfortunately there was no box, is there any instructions I should be aware of??

Do I need to season it?, if so can you confirm method

Thanks and regards
Paul K. Williams

07.29.16

Alycia from Weber

Hi Paul! Congratulations on your new Dutch Oven! I think you're going to find lots of creative uses for it. There's no need to season it before use. We recommend washing it by hand with hot water, mild soap and a soft sponge. Enjoy!

06.30.16

Richard S

Dear Weber,
My cousin purchase the current Weber grill 1989, he had been paralyzed in an motorcycle accident, but loved to grill. The grill has survived hurricane Hugo (ended up in our swimming pool), flooding and lots of heavy use for family gatherings and beach parties over the years not mention the elements! The salt air here on an barrier island is pretty tough on anything metal. My cousin has sense past, but I have kept his grill and memories grilling together. Recently my family gave me a gift card for Father's Day for a new Weber Stainless Steel grill. But I just could not bare the thought of parting ways with an old iron friend and all the great memories grilling with family and friends. So I just ordered new grates, burners, seasoning bars, bottom pan, drip pans, ...

And we are all set for another 27 years of grilling! Please continue to make the spare parts for the Genesis I, I'll have another order in 2043!

Thanks

06.30.16

Alycia from Weber

Hi Richard! We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your cousin but we are happy to know that your Weber grill is a reminder of such sweet memories. Here's to another 27 years!

06.17.16

Michael K

For a combined birthday and Father's Day gift my wife gave me the green light to purchase a Spirit E-310 grill. I can't wait to use it! I'm pretty clear about the "Do I need to season the porcelain-covered cast iron grates?" question. As I look at my grates, I see a number of places where the grates aren't a cast iron color. Instead, I see some shiny silver places on my grates. So, does this mean that my grates aren't fully coated, need to be seasoned, and will be subject to rust earlier than normal? Furthermore, is this something that should be addressed under warranty for consideration of a replacement? Thanks in advance for the forthcoming response and advice.

06.17.16

Alycia from Weber

Hi Michael! Congratulations on your new grill and welcome to the Weber family! If you have concerns about your grates you can send a picture of them to us at support@weberstephen.com and we'll be happy to take a look and let you know if there's a problem. Thanks and happy grilling!

06.10.16

Mark A

I am a new Weber gill owner (Genesis E-330), I have a friend that told me to spray the whole inside of the grill with high temp cooking spray, is this true or false.
Thanks

06.09.16

Alycia from Weber

Hi Mark! Congratulations on your new Genesis and welcome to the Weber family! There is no need to spray the inside of your grill with cooking spray. Thanks and grill on!

06.05.16

Kent V

I am contemplating the purchase of a Home Depot E-210 with Gourmet System. Will I need to season the grate and/or griddle?

06.05.16

Alycia from Weber

Hi Kent! Thanks for thinking of Weber! You don't need to season our grates or griddle. Grill on!

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