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Cast Iron Grate for Large BGE

mtnbikeninjamtnbikeninja Posts: 36
edited 1:54AM in EggHead Forum
Went out and bought the cast iron grate for searing steaks and chops. How is the best way to season this thing?



  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    Use it. Any thing you season it with will burn off on your first cook.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,338

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Central Connecticut 

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,330
    I'm no eggspert...but how bout couple of nice n' fatty bone in rib eyes! ;)

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,199
    I sprayed mine down good with Pam for Grilling spray, then just heated it with the Egg. I don't have anything to compare it to though, but its working fine... :ermm:
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • guzzijasonguzzijason Posts: 143
    As others have mentioned, don't bother with seasoning the grid - it will just burn off eventually.

    Typically, after cooking, I let the Egg cool down a bit, and then I wipe some oil onto the grid. This will help prevent rust from forming while it sits.

    Seasoning the cooking grid is an exercise in futility... sort of like washing the treads on your car tires.

  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    The above are correct, seasoning will burn off quickly, but FYI, any CI that you buy that is black is pre-seasoned, grey is raw iron.
    BGE grids are preseasoned, but it dosen't last long.
    My 2 cts, cook on it, don't clean it :) :P :)
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,338
    I think the key must be - NO CLEANING. I have used my CI grid for almost every cook since I got my large in August '09. I have never cleaned or oiled it. I do brush it from time to time (mostly after a butt cook where there's a lot of stuff stuck on there). Otherwise, I just keep cookin'. My food doesn't stick to the grid and I have seen ZERO rust.

    And I have never had any gastrointestinal distress. :)

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Central Connecticut 

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