Cast Iron Grill Grates: Season with Crisco to Stop Rust and Sticking Food

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Do you grill all year long? We do, even though sometimes I find myself standing in snow while cooking chicken outside.
I recently had to replace our cast iron grill grates (10-year-old grills need a little TLC every now and then). And before I could start cooking, the new grates needed to be seasoned.
So I put together a post that I thought the Hometalk community would enjoy. Even though I did make a huge blunder that cost me a little money I still don't mind sharing my mistakes.
One of my new years resolutions is to keep our outdoor cast iron grill grates seasoned so that they won't rust and our food slides on it like a penguin on ice (I'd say go Penguins at this point but there is no NHL season to be had).
Do you have any grilling tips to share? I'm all ears :)
These Char Broil grill grates expand from 14 to 19.5 inches
This grill is 10 years old, sure it's a bit used but it still works
Microfiber cloths work great for spreading Crisco on cast iron grill grates
Crisco hands-buttery soft
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  • Geanann Geanann on May 19, 2014
    @grills and cooking maintenance maybe try and do them like doing skillets oil them well then put them in the oven for 8 to 10 hours on the lowest heat in the oven 200 degrees is the lowest on my oven