While the grill is off and the grates are cold, coat all surfaces of the grates and emitters with high heat cooking oil, such as canola or peanut oil.
How to Season Your Char-Broil® Grill
You just brought home your new Char-Broil® grill. Before you start grilling, it's vitally important to learn how to season your Char-Broil® grill before its first use. Seasoning the grill is the process of heating and oiling the grates to keep your grill operating at its prime. Oil protects the grates from rust and makes them easier to clean. Season your grill every time you use it and your grilling partner will be with you for many years.
To prevent rust and make your grill easier to clean, follow these simple steps to season your grill.
Grill Seasoning Instructions
Wipe off excess oil with a paper towel. A thin layer of oil should remain, coating the grates evenly.
Ignite the grill and heat for 16 minutes until the oil burns off or the grates begin to smoke.
The shiny finish should turn dark brown or bronze. The darker and more seasoned the grates become, the hotter and more evenly they will cook.
Once the grill has cooled, apply a light coat of oil after each use to prevent rusting.
For grills with stainless steel and cast-iron grates, season the grates before and after each use. If your grill is equipped with emitter plates, season them too. Porcelain grates do not require seasoning.