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grill grates that have built up rust on them

How to Keep a Grill from Rusting

How to keep a grill from rusting using 7 easy methods. Start using them RIGHT away to keep your grill looking great!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 10 mins
Servings 1 Rust free grill


  • Soft Bristle Free Grill Brush
  • Rags
  • Vinyl or Nylon Grill Cover


  • Food Grade Rust Remover
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Dish Soap
  • Baking Soda


  • Don't leave the grill grates wet after cooking
  • Remove any rust right away from your grates when it starts. Soak them overnight in a garbage bag with a mixture of salt and vinegar.
  • Oil your grates before and after cooking
  • Cover and store your grill when not in use
  • Empty the drip tray frequently
  • Clean the grill frequently using a mixture of dish soap, hot water, and baking soda.
  • Change your grates when they get too rusty to keep rust from spreading to the rest of the grill


Keyword Grilling, Grills