Dirty cooking grates or Flavorizer bars are not only unsightly, but they can also ruin your grilling experience by causing flare ups, food to stick, and also shorten the lifespan of the parts. Minor rust or surface corrosion can also usually be removed by cleaning the grates and Flavorizer bars. Properly cleaning and maintaining cooking grates and Flavorizer bars is easy, and of great benefit.
We recommend cleaning your cooking grates every time you use your grill.
Simply preheat the grill on high for 15 minutes, with the lid closed, and then brush the grates clean with a Weber Stainless Steel Grill Brush.
For a more thorough cleaning, use our the grate cleaner and scrubber pads found in our Weber Maintenance Kits, after the grill has completely cooled.
To clean your Flavorizer Bars, allow your grill to cool completely, then scrape the Flavorizer Bars with a plastic scraper.
If necessary, you can brush the Flavorizer Bars with a Weber Stainless Steel Grill Brush.
For a more thorough cleaning, use the grate cleaner and scrubber pads found in our Weber Maintenance Kits.
Also, keep in mind that Flavorizer Bars can rust due to their exposure to high heat and food drippings. They don’t need to be replaced unless they have holes or cracks in them.
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