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FAQ Subject: How do I know when to replace grills?
I am hoping you can help me with a simple question. How do I know when to replace the grills on a barbecue? I have just a second hand barbecue that had been left outside in the winter without being covered. The grill has some rust on it. I have turned the heat on high and brushed it with a wire brush and have also applied rust cleaner to it. The grill still has some rough patches where the rust "ate away" at the grill but it is not too bad. Should it be replaced?
Thanks for your help.
Rub the grates down with a little fat trimmed from the next meat that you cook. Use them as long as they support the meat. You can sometimes buy replacement grates but most often you take the measurements to a local welder and have them make new ones out of expanded metal.