Cast Iron Sear racks

Discussion in 'Grilling Tips' started by raceyb, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    I just went to Home Depot and spent $30 on a nice cast iron sear/grill rack that lays right on top of the chrome rack. Do I need to season this thing in the oven or something before using?

    It is two sided, one side has wide grills for searing and the other side has smaller grill racks for grillin. I got this because I like to take a lot of pictures of grilled, smoked foods and would like to have pro looking grill marks.
  2. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    If it was me Racy...I think I'd give it a good wash first, then season it for sure. Especially if you want to give it a little no-stick quality you know? That would probably take a couple seasonings.

    Is it from China? They seem to be sending a lot of cast iron our way these days. If so, I'd be meticulous about the wash before seasoning.

    just my $.02 worth...good luck[​IMG]
  3. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah, unfortunately it does say CHINA on it, lol. It is a charbroil product and it is heavy and looks solid.

    I think I'll give it a wash and season it a few times in the oven. Thanks for offering an opinion. I was leaning that way, now i will.
  4. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]Better safe than sorry my man
  5. gofish

    gofish Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I did a quick google search and didn't find any cast iron for $30 at the Depot. Can you shoot me a pic or picture out of curiosity? FWIW, I 'season' any cast iron I get ... even if it is 'pre seasoned' I don't see how it could hurt anything. I have some Lodge pre seasoned pans and Cabelas pre seasoned DO's .... seasoned them the way I was taught to do a regular pan, and love 'em.

    The problem with cast iron grill grates seems that at searing/high temps the seasoning can be burned off ..... I am speaking anout my C/I grate that I use on the BGE. I get that thing to 700* plus and sear away. The seasoning seems to just burn away.
  6. sancarlosmx

    sancarlosmx Fire Starter

    I would not use the oven it will stink the house out. Been there done that.
    Do it on your grill I suggest.
  7. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Click on this thumbnail for the full size. The cost was $27.89 at my local Home Depot. I did end up seasoning it in the house oven and ended up having to open windows, lol.

    This rack works great, It got it's first use today.

  8. What is seasoning it mean? I think I will buy one.

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