How to Season a Stainless Steel Grill

by Ann Johnson

Seasoning a cooking service typically means preparing it in some fashion to optimize its performance or improving the flavor or texture of the foods you will cook on the surface. Also, if you leave the cooking surface unseasoned, the food might stick to it. Before seasoning your stainless-steel grill, always refer to the manufacturer’s instruction manual to avoid doing anything that might void the warranty.

Before using your stainless-steel grill for the first time, heat it to 250 degrees, then turn it off.

Cut a raw potato in half.

Pour vegetable oil into a pie tin or dish. Add just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Add more if needed.

Dip the cut end of the potato into the vegetable oil. Stab the uncut end with a fork, and use the fork as a handle.

Using the potato halves, spread vegetable oil over the hot surface of the grill.

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About the Author

Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.