Note: If you have porcelain-coated cast iron grids, little or no seasoning is required.
To maintain the performance of your cast iron grates or griddle, as well as their longevity, some special care is required. As with any cast iron cooking tool, proper seasoning is most important.
Initial use : Before Grilling with your new cast Iron griddle, wash it thoroughly with our stipulated grill cleaner. Thereafter rinse it off with lukewarm water and dry it completely with a soft cloth or a paper towel. NEVER ALLOW TO DRAIN DRY, OR WASH IN A DISHWASHER. As there would be residue left behind from the grill cleaner.
Seasoning of the grid : Vegetable cooking oil is recommended for the initial seasoning. Spread a thin layer of vegetable cooking oil over the entire surface of the cooking grid or the cooking hotplate, including all corners, with a paper towel.
Preheat grid for 15 minutes. Turn burners to Medium heat with lid closed. Allow grill to heat grid for 1 to 1½ hours. Turn all burners to OFF, and leave cooking grid in grill until they are cool.
Your cast iron cooking grids are now ready to use. To prevent rusting, they should be re-seasoned frequently, particularly when new. If rust occurs, clean with a steel brush. Reapply vegetable oil and heat as indicated in the above instructions.