Quick Answer: How do you prepare a grill for the first time?

Do you need to prep a new grill?

Yes! You should always season a new grill. Oiling and heating the grill will create a protective barrier that prevents rust. Seasoning is also what creates a nonstick surface on your grates so that you don’t end up with a frustrating mess of stuck-on food the first time you try out the grill.

Do I need to clean my grill before I use it for the first time?

Clean away dust, oil, adhesives, coatings, and other gunk that may have accumulated on your BBQ grill at the factory or the store by burning it for 20 to 30 minutes before the first use.

How do you clean a brand new grill?

While your grill is off and the grates are cold, coat all surfaces of the emitters and grates with high heat cooking oil – such as peanut oil or canola oil. You can use a brush or a spray bottle to apply the oil to the grill grates. Wipe off any excess oil with a paper towel.

How do you clean a grill at the start of the season?

Clean and Scrub

Start with the grates. Take them off the grill and clean them well with soap and water. While we don’t recommend doing this all year long, a good clean to start your season is important. If it’s been a year or more since the last clean you may need to soak them.

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Can you use PAM on a gas grill?

Yes, you obviously can. Pam or other non-stick cooking sprays can be sprayed on a grill to prevent the food from sticking. Remember that the original Pam works best. Because it has a smoke point at 400 Fahrenheit degrees (about 204 Celsius degrees).

Should I spray my grill before cooking?

You do not have to spray your grill before cooking, but you should lubricate it before putting food on it. If you do not lubricate your grill before cooking, many foods will stick to the surface. Any cooking oil or spray with a high smoke point will work well.