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randyjl Aug 10, 2012 06:14 PM

My food is sticking to my stainless steel gas grill grates. I have done everything I know of. Cleaning the grates, oiling them, etc, etc, etc! Any ideas?

  1. weezieduzzit Aug 10, 2012 06:18 PM

    Let them get very hot and then oil them, then add the food.

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      randyjl Aug 10, 2012 06:30 PM

      That's what I always do!

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      Philly Ray Aug 10, 2012 06:43 PM

      How soon are you turning the food? Maybe it needs to sit longer.

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        weezieduzzit Aug 10, 2012 06:46 PM

        Good point. I was taught that food turns when its ready to turn.

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          petek Aug 10, 2012 06:50 PM

          If all else fails,Pam....

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        sedimental Aug 10, 2012 07:58 PM

        Some food sticking is normal. But, you should be able to turn your food without it pulling apart- yet there will always be some food/sauce residue on the grill when you finish. That is why there are grill brushes...just watch out for this new problem :)

        http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wire-gri...

        1. Ruthie789 Aug 10, 2012 08:02 PM

          You might be turning your food to early on the grill once it gets a buildup of carbon under it it will release easier and you need to have a very hot BBQ to begin with. Same idea with cooking meats in a pan on the stove, if you put the meat in before the pan is heated it will stick.
          I also use my cast iron frying pan on the grill. It allows me to cook fish in butter for my Dad without the smell in the house. I also use the cast iron pan to make a roasted chicken. It is a great way to avoid the mess on the grills.

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