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Aug 4, 2009 06:22 AM

Lodge outdoor grill - covered in rust - salvageable?

I came across a small Lodge grill when I was cleaning out my garage. Wasn't used much but I guess from sitting in the garage for 2 years, the thing is covered in rust (the grate and the grill). Anything I can do to save it? I can't find a pic online, but its about 12-14 inches in diameter, circular, and has a rod on one side that you use to adjust the grates. Thanks for any help.

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  1. Sand it down until the rust is gone. Paint the grill with high temp paint made for grills. If the grate is not high quality, replace it. If it's sturdy, sand it the same, wash it off, heat to about 250 to get rid of any moisture, let it cool, then rub it with veg. oil. When you plan on storing your grill for a long period of time, it's allways a good idea to lube it down with a little oil. This should prevent rust. Happy cooking!