Many of us bring out our grill when we have a party and we need to make a barbeque. The grills are normally kept away in the garage for months. It is inevitable that they will gather dust and rust while there. That’s not very hygienic, and the rust will weaken the grill too. You need to store your grill well and prevent it from rusting. How do you keep your grill in great condition and ensure it does not rust?
Our aim is to ensure you have the best experiences with your grills. We want to ensure you have the best grill every time you want to make a barbeque. We have explored various ways of keeping your grill away from rust. You grill will last longer, and your food will be clean. Tag along and let’s explore those various ways of keeping the rust away from your grill.
How to Prevent Your Grill from Rusting
In order to understand how you can prevent your grill from rusting, you need to understand how rusting happens. Grills are mainly made of metal. Most of the times they are made of steel, which majorly comprises iron. Iron rusts easily when it gets damp. The iron gets oxidized by water to form rust. Therefore, the basic idea of preventing your grill from rusting is keeping it away from any form of dampness or wetness. Observe the following guidelines and your grill should be all good.
- After you are don’t grilling, always clean up the grill. Pieces of food will get stuck everywhere on the grill. Remove them while the grill is still hot. It will be difficult to remove them when it has cooled down. When the grill cools thoroughly wash it with water. You need to then dry it completely. You can wipe it with a cloth, or leave it in the hot sun to dry up. Do not store the grill while it is still wet.
- Store the grill in an open well-ventilated space. Ensure there is no wetness or dampness that can reach the grill. Also, keep the grill raise from the ground. You can make a wooden stand and place it on it. Always keep the lid and the ventilation door closed.
- Make it a habit to take out the grill and light it up for a few minutes before storing it back, every now and then. Whether it is an electric, gas, or charcoal grill, light it up and let any chemical reactions taking place on it die off.
It may seem like a lot of work, but it should be. Regular checks are enough to ensure your grill stays in perfect condition. You do not want to call your friends and relatives for a barbeque only to get surprised when you find out your grill is damaged. You can keep the electric and gas grills in your kitchen since they do not produce soot. They are less likely to rust when they are there.