Preventing Corrosion on Your Outdoor Griddle Grill
If you want to get fired up for grilling, there's nothing better than an outdoor griddle grill. These grills have massive, premium hot-rolled steel cooking surfaces that look great and grill perfectly.
Although they are great for cooking, griddle-top grills tend to rust if not properly cared for. However, you can prevent rust and corrosion and enjoy your grill for many seasons.
1. Regularly Remove Debris
Anytime you grill, you will want to make sure that you remove any debris from your cooking surface as you go. This means non-stick skewers, sauce, or liquid spills. All these things can cause rusting or corrosion if left on the surface for any time.
Preventing surface rust is one of the easiest ways to keep your griddle grill looking great. To prevent corrosion and rust, you will want to remove all debris from the surface. This is especially important if you are cooking on a gas griddle. Liquids and sauces can drip down, and if left on the surface, the heat from the burners can cook the moisture into the surface, causing rust.
2. Get Rid of Rust Spots and Small Holes
If you have rust spots or small holes in the surface of your griddle grill, you will want to remove them as soon as possible. Although these holes are not large enough to cause major damage, they can be unsightly. You will want to start by using a steel wool pad to remove the rust from the surface. Once the rust has been completely removed, you can use a tack cloth to wipe away any residue.
When dealing with a large rust spot, it is best to use a cold chisel and hammer to remove the rust. Ensure the surface is protected with rags and begin chipping away at the rust. Once the rust is removed, you will want to use the steel wool pad to clean the surface thoroughly.
3. Protect the Surface with a Protective Coating
Your griddle grill is protected with a grease tray to catch excess grease and condensation. However, if this tray is not emptied regularly, it can cause rust. To prevent rust on your griddle, you will want to keep the tray as full as you can. In addition, you can coat the griddle surface with a protective coating, like our griddle top grill finish. This coating will help to prevent rust and corrosion on your grill.
4. Clean the Grill Each Time You Use It
After each use, you will want to clean your griddle top grill and ensure you are taking your time. If you are in a hurry, you will not get the job done properly. A griddle-top grill is a lot of work to keep clean, but if you follow the steps above, you will be able to keep it looking great for years.
As you can see, keeping your griddle grill clean is simple and well worth it. You will want to ensure you are removing all debris from the surface and using a protective coating to prevent corrosion. By following these tips, you can keep your griddle looking great for years and enjoy it for many years.
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