Char Broil grill parts are made of quality materials and are designed to last. But there are things you can do to extend the life of your Char Broil grill parts so that you are not faced with replacing these items on a regular basis.
Porcelain Cooking Grates
When you have finished grilling, turn your grill on high for approximately 5 minutes. This will burn off larger food particles and marinades. Then, use a wire brush (#2985027) to clean off the porcelain grates. This is a brush made by Char Broil just for these delicate Char Broil grill parts. It will not scratch the porcelain coating.
Porcelain Cast Iron Grates
You can use any type of heavy-duty grill brush to clean this type of cast iron grate. The manufacturer also suggests using a mixture of vinegar and water to thoroughly clean on occasion.
Although discoloration is common, changes in the color of stainless steel will not affect the quality of the steel itself. However, food particles and sauces from typical grilling recipes can damage the stainless steel Char Broil grill parts. After each use, allow your grill to cool and then use a mild soap and soft cloth to clean your grill. Be sure to rinse well with water and a clean cloth. Only use nylon scrubbing pads, if necessary, and never use steel wool or scouring pads. You can also help protect your stainless steel from the elements by using a well-fit cover. You can also use stainless steel protecting chemicals as a preventative measure.
If you already have rust spots on the stainless steel Char Broil grill parts, the manufacturer makes a “Char Broil Stainless Steel Restoration Kit" that can be purchased on-line.
Given the nature of smokers, your Char Broil grill parts may not ever look factory-new after the very first use. However, you can take some preventative measures to help ward off rust and keep your grill as clean as possible. Using a non-stick vegetable-oil cooking spray inside the body and lid of your smoker will give it an additional rust barrier. The manufacturer also suggests making clean-up easier by using aluminum foil in the bottom of the water and charcoal pans and wrapping wood chips in aluminum foil with holes in it to make the chips last longer.
Most of the other Char Broil grill parts can be cleaned with a mild detergent and a soft cloth. However, always check your manual before cleaning any surface for the first time. Also, most manuals will include specific instructions for thoroughly cleaning the interior and exterior Char Broil grill parts, which is usually done on a yearly basis.
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