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Cooking grid maintenance

I've been enjoying my new Large Egg over the last three weeks and I have a question about maintaining the cooking grid.  I've upgraded from using a Weber kettle the last 9 years and at the end of each cook I would scrape it down with a brush and let it burn off while the charcoal died down.  However over time it would start to rust and once a year I'd have to go buy a new one because the surface was so bad.  Will the Egg's grid hold out better?  Is there anything I need to do to maintain the surface?
Franklin, TN
Large BGE+PSWoo2


  • I have had my egg for 1 year now. No rust and all i do is simply clean the grate with a grill brush before my next use. Its stainless steel and I have had no problems with mine whatsoever. I allow the grate to stay dirty until my next cook that way the surface is "coated" I also keep my egg covered and ensure that the moisture is burnt off in the egg before putting the ceramic top on to shut it down. 

    Hope that makes sense. 
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I have my own system, and keep mine looking pretty good.  The following day, clean them with a brillo pad.  I have a sink and hose right near the egg, so it's easy.  A couple of the weber grill will get some surface rust if not used regularly, and i will re-brillo them before i use them.  Staying after it makes keeping them clean - easy.
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