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Rusty Grill Grates

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weegeebee May 31, 2009 02:05 PM

Hey all. Got one of those is it safe questions.

My grill is in pretty good shape, about 1 year old. But the grates that lie directly on top of the burners which help distribute the heat more equally are getting a bit rusty. It looks like the covering started to peel off and where ever that happened, I'm getting some rust. Not sure if that is a porcelin cover, I think it is.

Anyway, the actual grill/grate where food makes contact is A+. No rust, very clean, etc. But was slightly concerned that the rust heating up on the lower grate might give off some toxic fumes and penetrate the food.

  1. Joe Blowe May 31, 2009 02:57 PM

    No, you're fine. If you like, you can scrub the lower grates (a/k/a "flavorizer bars") with some steel wool (which might leave some fibers behind that'll rust ;-), or with a green (read: aggressive) ScotchBrite pad.

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