Prep Stainless Steel Grill Grates
Today's grills are high-powered appliances with the ability to smoke, sear or roast meat, and many grill grate have removable grates for easy cleaning. According to Weber.com, stainless-steel grates have the longest warranty of any grate material and don't require pre-grilling "seasoning" with oil before use. Grilled meats usually contain enough fat to prevent them from sticking to a stainless steel grill plate and vegetables can be sprayed with cooking oil or placed in a grill basket. So which grate is best?
Remove the grates from the grid grill and wash them in warm, soapy water with a dish cloth or scrub brush before you use the grill. Dry them thoroughly with a soft cloth. Replace the grates.
Brush the grate with a bristle brush made for cleaning grill rack to remove any food debris. Brush it again after you are done grilling and it has had time to cool down.
Remove the grates occasionally and wash them thoroughly in warm, soapy water. Washing them in a dishwasher is not recommended because debris from the grill grates may clog your dishwasher, according to the Weber.com website.
Dry the grates thoroughly to prevent rust before putting them back in the grill after cleaning.