HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE CHARCOAL GRILL
The grill will work reliably if you follow the basic rules for grilling maintenance:
Timely removal of accumulated ash and burned coal from the bottom of the boiler and the ash pan (bowl for ash). This will reduce the likelihood of corrosion, ensure the air supply during cooking and improve the grilling.
Clean the soot from the inside of the lid and the boiler that peels off with flakes similar to paint. A grill brush with stainless steel bristles will help you do this. And to minimize the appearance and accumulation of soot, you can simply wipe the inside of the lid with a paper towel after cooking while the grill is still warm (but not hot).
When using it, take into account external conditions: rain, snow, humidity and changes in temperature can lead to surface corrosion. To avoid it, wash the outside of the grill with warm soapy water, then rinse and dry thoroughly. And do not use sharp objects or abrasive cleaners to clean the grill surfaces.
If you follow these simple guidelines, your charcoal grill will always delight you with its delicious dishes and tidy appearance.
Now let’s actually talk about the black stone grill itself:
What once was glorious, shining beauty is now a rusty fall. Don’t worry! According to Chris, blogger at GrillFAQ.com, Blackstone doesn’t give up its creations – every frying pan is worth it, and we believe that even the simplest of flattops can return to life for a tasty meal! Our frying pans are made to withstand wear and tear. But even the most powerful machines need a small TLC, especially if you live with an outdoor cooker by the sea or somewhere moist. But don’t worry! You can keep your frying pan in perfect condition anywhere, if you take care of it – trust us; it’s not that difficult. All you need is more love. And if your frying pan has already bitten the rust, there is still salvation: All you need is a few tools and steps, and the frying pan will work again!
How do you prevent rust?
You must be thinking: everything is made of iron! How will everything not rust? Think of all buildings, cars, bicycles, lampposts and even ships! Why don’t we live in a super rusty, flaky, reddish and brown world? The answer, my friend, is protection. There’s something in all this iron stuff that keeps water from leaking out. There’s paint in cars and bikes. And for ships, they use sacrificial metal – water and oxygen better than iron to create rust. What about Blackstone? Well, then we use oil. The protective layer of oil keeps water and oxygen away from the flat surface of the iron. That’s why we need to season the frying pan to prevent rust.
Methods of rust removal
- Mechanical. Effective and efficient, allowing to get rid of all layers of rust. For this purpose metal brushes, abrasive cleaners, sandblasters are used. The problem is that it is a physically complex and time-consuming process. Especially when it comes to large areas. And the surface will be covered with scratches, and they will accelerate the emergence of new hearths.
- It’s chemical. The most popular and simple. All you have to do is apply it, wait and flush it out. There are alkaline and acidic household chemicals. The differences are insignificant – rust is effectively removed. The liquid easily penetrates into hard-to-reach and embossed areas, acting quickly enough. But it can damage the skin – be sure to wear gloves. The metal surface is pre-greased.
- Thermal. It is not used in everyday life, as it is expedient only when getting rid of rust of large objects. It is common in industry.
Almost all metal surfaces in the home are covered with protective layers in advance to prevent rust – chrome, paint and others. There is nothing to be afraid of. Otherwise, you can buy special formulations for metals separately. Of proven products – a mixture of wax and paraffin.
In the case of sanitary ware, everything is much more complicated, because rust gets on them from the outside. The best option is to install filters on the pipeline. But not everyone can afford them. So we recommend it:
- adjust the faucets and the toilet bowl so that the water does not drip and is not in constant contact with the surface;
- to purchase special protective equipment;
- clean the plumbing on a regular basis.
But these methods will not completely relieve you of the problem in the future. This will only delay the inevitable, and therefore familiarize yourself with the methods of struggle.
My frying pan is rusty, is there any solution?
Yes, there is. Rust only forms on the surface of iron – it doesn’t affect the whole metal. That means that if you scrape the top layer off the flat top, you can go. Follow these instructions and your Blackstone will instantly turn black and glow!
- metal scraper
- Cooking oil
- Paper towels
- Grilled Stones
- Heat-resistant gloves
Now follow these steps:
- Put on heat-resistant gloves. Turn the frying pan on and maintain a high temperature for 20 minutes. This will ease the rust, so it’ll be easier to remove.
- Let the frying pan cool down and take the metal scraper from the Blackstone accessory kit. Scrape off the entire flat surface until you feel corrosion.
- Apply 3-4 tablespoons of oil over the entire surface and then wipe with a grilling stone. If you can’t find the grilling stone anywhere, use steel wool or sandpaper with medium grain, wet or dry. It’s hard work, but the frying pan will shine soon!
- Wipe the frying pan with a cloth or paper towels.
- Pour another 3-4 tablespoons of oil and wipe the frying pan again.
- Keep dripping and wiping until all signs of rust disappear.
- Season the top of the frying pan to create a protective coating to prevent rusting. Any cooking oil works, but if you can get linseed oil or extra virgin olive oil, even better.
- hey’re tighter tied to metal.
- If you need help with seasoning, check out our complete seasoning guide.
- When you’ve finished seasoning, drop another 3-4 tablespoons of cooking oil to create an extra protective layer. This blocks the contact between air and water with the grill – and without this contact you won’t get rusty!
- Store the grille in a cool, dry place and use the lid to protect it from humidity.