The wife just got me a three burner gas grill with a side burner for my birthday. I was curious as to what you guys think is the best way to season your propane grill?
It might depend on the brand of grill. Mine did come with instructions to run on high for a hour. Then after cooling to coat all the grills with vegetable oil (we used flax seed) and run on high until it quit smoking. Just like seasoning a cast iron pan. We have no stick issues at all!
Thanks everyone for the advice. I put all the burners on high and let it go far about 20 minutes or so. Afterwards, I turned one burner on high and the others off and used my thermometer to see my indirect heat temps on different parts of the grill for another 20 minutes or so. I will burn some vegetable oil off next, and I think I will be good to go.
I searched a 1/2 dozen threads as I assembled mine.
The prevailing theory is to use vegetable oil, or "PAM", and I saw a few guys mixing THAT with some good old bacon grease for flavor (or nostalgia) . . . If you have some sitting around.
If you DO run out and cook a pound of bacon just for this preparation, let me know, I love bacon.
Of course, FIRST clean all your cooking surfaces, I ran mine thru the dishwasher . . .
One Army Vet suggested using a paint brush, and just COAT EVERYTHING on the INSIDE surface: the burners, the heat shields, the pan, UNDERSIDE of the lid . . . EVERYTHING.
Don't sweat the side burner.
Then turn her up to high until she squirms & spasms, then AFTER she stops smoking, settle her back down to a simmer for 15-30 minutes, for some after-play. . . . ;) (If only women were so easy to please.)
OBVIOUSLY: MAKE SURE you don't have any large puddles of oil/grease pooling BEFORE you light 'er up, unless she enjoys fireworks.
(Some like a little slap here & there, or a tug on the hair . . . )
Mine's stainless, so I'll coat the outside with WD-40 before I settle her down for a smoke and revise the "hunny-do" list.