First Time Use of Your
The first time you use your SearMagic Grids we suggest turning your grill on high and burning for 10-15 minutes to burn off any of the manufacturing oils that may be present on your grids.
SearMagic grids have been designed to replace the traditional grill grates in your grill. If you are replacing grids, please measure to make sure you are installing the correct size grids for your grill. If your purchased your grill with SearMagic grids, simply drop in the grids and get ready to grill!
These high-performance, reversible, rust-free, anodized aluminum cooking grids heat up faster and cook foods at a uniform temperature. The ribbed side is perfect for steaks and burgers while the smooth side is ideal for delicate items such as fish or vegetables.
Grid – ribbed side
Grid – smooth side
Seasoning Your Grids
- The first few time you use your SearMagic Grids use an oil with a high smoke point of 400˚F or higher on a paper towel or rag and coat the top raised rails on your SearMagic grids. This process will help to season your grids.
- Once your grids have been properly seasoned, you can discontinue the use of oil before grilling. Continuous use can create a build-up and cause sticking.
- There is no need to season the channels of your SearMagic grids with oil because these will get plenty of seasoning over time just by using them.
- Avoid over-cleaning when you first start using your SearMagic grids to allow for proper seasoning.
We recommend using an oil with a high smoke point (400˚F or higher), such as:
- Avocado Oil
- Corn Oil
- Canola Oil
- Always oil your food before seasoning and grilling for best results
- SearMagic Grids are not coated and are not considered nonstick. There are made of durable anodized aluminum and have a corrosive-resistant finish.
IMPORTANT: Over time, it is normal for color change (black to bronze) to occur on these aluminum grids.
How to Clean Your Stainless Steel Cooking Grids
With a little effort, your stainless steel cooking grids can look good as new!
Food will build-up on your grids over time and can limit your grills performance and/or affect the flavors of your food. Luckily stainless steel cooking grids are easy to clean. A good rule of thumb is to clean your grids after each use or at least once a month.
There are several ways you can clean your stainless steel cooking grids
Use a brass bristle brush or balled up aluminum foil to scrape and clean your grids when they are hot.
Use hot soapy water to soak your grids and then use a nylon scrubby pad.
Use oven cleaner like Easy-Off as directed to clean caked-on clumps of food and residue off your grids. Once you have cleaned off the build-up make sure to wash them with hot soapy water and a nylon scrubby to remove any additional debris.
You can put the cooking grids into a large black plastic garbage bag, add enough vinegar to cover your grids, seal the garbage bag and then place in the hot sun for several hours. When you take the grids out you can wash them with hot soapy water and a nylon scrubby to remove any additional debris.
DO NOT put your grids in a self-cleaning oven.