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Cast Iron Grid advice

I just bought the cast iron cooking grid, and I am planning on cooking steaks tomorrow on it. Anybody have any advice on seasoning it before I cook or should I just throw the steaks on? Thanks in advance.

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Unless you are going to do the steaks low temp like 400* or less I wouldn't bother. It will burn off on a high temp cook

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • SGHSGH Posts: 25,162
    Just throw them on brother. It will season its self real soon. You may want to give it a quick wipe with oil before you put it on the egg but short of that don't worry about it. Enjoy the new grid. Just for the record cooking oil my friend not motor oil!!!

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,466
    edited May 2014
    I just washed mine and put it on the egg. Might have brushed on some oil, don't remember.

    I have three of them. They kept breaking and my dealer replaced them under warranty. Both broken ones are still usable so my third one is still in the bag. I have heard that some folks hack saw through the outer ring in a few places to relieve the stress. Since that's where both of mine broke, I may do that when I finally start using #3. Don't really know if it'll work. Or if your's will break. Mine were good for just a few cooks before...
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    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,459
    SGH said:
    Just throw them on brother. It will season its self real soon. You may want to give it a quick wipe with oil before you put it on the egg but short of that don't worry about it. Enjoy the new grid. Just for the record cooking oil my friend not motor oil!!!
    LOL - right no 10W30! OTOH if he wants to do it quicker then wiping it the CI can be sprayed with PAM. Just NEVER spray PAM into open flames!!!
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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,174

    I just washed mine and put it on the egg. Might have brushed on some oil, don't remember.


    I have three of them. They kept breaking and my dealer replaced them under warranty. Both broken ones are still usable so my third one is still in the bag. I have heard that some folks hack saw through the outer ring in a few places to relieve the stress. Since that's where both of mine broke, I may do that when I finally start using #3. Don't really know if it'll work. Or if your's will break. Mine were good for just a few cooks before...
    image
    Wait a second. They let you "keep" the broken ones? Mine broke and they took my old one. What is the procedure for returns or is that dealers discretion?
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,466
    edited May 2014
    Wait a second. They let you "keep" the broken ones? Mine broke and they took my old one. What is the procedure for returns or is that dealers discretion?
    I emailed pics to my dealer, he got me a new grid. Twice. The first one was delivered to me in the office by a coworker who lived near the dealer (40 mi for me). The second one showed up at my front door (UPS from the distributor as I recall). Don't know why they did that or who screwed up, but I was happy.

    No idea what the official policy is, but with all the different stories I've heard, there apparently isn't one!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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