How To Season A Brand
New Grill
By GILLIE HOUSTON
Food - Drink
While many consider Memorial Day the unofficial start of summer, backyard barbecue enthusiasts know it’s also the start of grilling season. Whether you're a BBQ novice or a certified pitmaster, many cooks skip the very important step of seasoning their new grill.
Seasoning a grill is the easiest way to ensure that you have the optimal cooking surface for your steaks, burgers, grilled veggies, and other backyard favorites. Seasoning your grill prior to use not only creates a nonstick surface that prevents food from sticking to the grill grates but also forms a protective barrier that keeps rust from forming.
Luckily, this is a simple process to start — first you select an oil with a high smoking point, like canola oil or peanut oil. You’ll then apply the oil using a rag or spray bottle and turn on the grill to medium-high for 15 min until it starts to smoke. To keep it in optimal shape, use a brush to clean the surfaces and re-season it after every use.