• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Do I Need to Season My Metal Rib Rack?


Fire Starter
Joined Mar 3, 2011
It's a silly question, but I have a new rib rack and want to use it next week.  Do I first need to season it like I did my smoker and grates, or can I just go for it?


Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
Joined Dec 9, 2009
Personally I run all things thru a good washdown or in the dishwasher if it's stainless.  You don't know who's been handling it or breathed cold germs or flu germs or whatever terrible thing you can conjure up.

Oh, by the way, in this neighborhood, there's no such thing as a silly question.  If you don't know, ya gotta ask.  Someone will have an answer or an opinion or something.  Oh wait, you're in Portland.  Well OK, I guess I'll have to give you a BIG NW welcome to our little corner of the smoking world.

Last edited:


SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
Staff member
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
Joined Jun 22, 2009
I agree just wash it off first.

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.