Buy a brand new gas grill, set it up accurately, and start grilling. Is that all? No, you have to go through the seasoning process as well.
I have been grilling for a long time now. And, over the years, I have faced a question from almost all the new grillers, is it important to season my new gas grill? Or, how can I season my new gas grill? That is why I have decided to answer these questions.
Yes, before you start grilling with your new gas grill, it is significant to season it properly. I will discuss the importance of it later. Besides, if you do not know how to season a new gas grill, I have got you back! I am here to help you as usual. Let’s get into it…
Why seasoning a new grill?
There are a few reasons why you should season your new gas grill before you get into grilling:
- The new grills have metal dust or shavings, oils of the manufacturing process, and residual paint very often. Seasoning it will ensure safety with proper cleaning.
- Seasoning helps the grill get a non-stick of fats and oils for efficient cooking. The non-stick surface makes cooking easier and cleaning an easy-peasy task.
- The coated inner parts of the grills add to the flavor of the food as well. It gets much better.
- Coated grill stand against rust and corrosion. So seasoning expends the longevity of the grill.
Put simply, when you season your grill, you ensure an easy-peasy and stress-free cooking experience throughout the day and a long-lasting grill.
How do I season a new gas grill?
To season a gas grill, be it a new one or a rolling one that has been stored for the summer, you will need a few materials and you have a follow a set of rules from the first to last.
Here are the elements you will need:
- Season sauce, such as cooking or butter oil and spray-on oil
- A brush of wire
- Grill scraper
When you have the materials ready, start seasoning your grill following the techniques mentioned below:
- Decide on the seasoning sauce: The first step is to choose the right season sauce for seasoning, which most people know as the seasoning oil. I have been using the cooking or butter oil from the very beginning of my grilling journey. Some experts also recommend and use bacon grease, while others use olive oil or vegetable oil. You can mix a few elements to make your desired sauce as well.
- Clean your grill properly: Now you have to remove the grill grates thoroughly. So dispatch the cooking grates and other assembled elements safely and following the disassembly instruction; this will help you clean the elements well. Now use the wire brush to clean up the grate then clean it further using water. Keep these elements ear as you are going to coat them and assemble them right away.
Pro tips: Use considerably hot and somewhat soapy water to wash out the grill. It is better to ensure optimum cleaning.
- Coat the grill grate and everything: As you grates are clean now, start coating both of its side along with the other grill parts. As mentioned earlier, you can coat it using cooking or butter oil even the spray-on oil or vegetable oil; all these elements are non-stick. Now start coating the entire inner part of the barrel, keep coating all the bolts and nuts, and finish it with coating the lid.
Make sure that you put a pretty decent and considerable layer of season sauce on the entire grill parts.
Pro tips: You might have heard about only coating the inner part of the grates, which I don’t recommend. Instead, season the whole inner part carefully. Besides, if you won side or additional Fire Box, get its inside coated as well.
- Assembly again: When you have done the coating as suggested, get the parts back into their places following the assembly instructions.
- Heat the grill: As you are seasoning the gas grill, it is time to fire it up. Just close the lid and light up the burners to heat it. Will until your gill temperature reaches 400-degree Fahrenheit and some more. Then keep the grill steady at 400-degree Fahrenheit for about 1.5-2 hours. At some point, the grill will start smoking and the then oil-coated shiny inner part of the grill will take a dark bronze or brown form.
- Coil it down: Then turn off the heating source and let you grill par to cool down fully. Do not keep the lid close; it will delay the process badly.
- Just repeat the same process: Now, to have the expected reason and to add to the grill’s longevity, you need to repeat the above (2-6) steps for four more times exactly. Don’t miss out on any of the steps and do it carefully.
- Preserve the seasoning: Now maintain or preserve the seasoning with your eyes open. Every time you use the grill, Spray oil on the grill. This light coating will stand against rust and corrosion, thus ensure the longevity of the non-stick cooking surface.
Pro tips: Remember to preheat or get your grill heated before you put food on it. Besides, offer recurring cleaning every time. It will surely add to the longevity of your grill.
Safety Precaution: Always be aware of the safety precautions.Never leave yourunattended. I also forbid using your grill in places where you notice improper airflow or ventilation or under the trees.
Following the proper grilling method does not always ensure the expected result. You need to get your gas grill ready before you get into grilling. This is where you need seasoning the grill. In fact, if you don’t season your grill, it may result in frustrating performance and question the longevity of your gas grill too.
Therefore, follow my guideline, and season your grill accurately, and get the result you desire.
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