The use of cast iron in cooking dates
back twenty five hundred years. Cast iron is a near-perfect heat conductor, heating evenly and consistently. In fact it can
withstand very high temperatures making it perfect for searing. When properly maintained it can also provide an excellent non-stick cooking surface. Using Napoleon cast iron cooking grids offer many exceptional cooking benefits.
You may have heard that you must “season” cast iron. This short video will
show you how and tell you how often you need to do
this. Let’s get started! To season your new cast iron grids, first clean new cast iron grill with warm soapy
water to remove any dust; rinse thoroughly and dry. Next, apply a
layer of fat all over the best to use are fats high in
saturated fats such as Crisco, palm oil, coconut oil or lard. Finally heat up the fat covered grills to a
high temperature which will cause the fat to bond to the
cast iron. It is recommended that you re-season your grids every fourth or fifth grill session to help maintain your grids. After the first step you can skip the
soap and simply re-apply your high-fat solid. In the event you notice any surface corrosion appearing on your Napoleon cast iron cooking grids you can make your grids look like new
with a little steel wool and some soapy water. First, clean the
cast iron grill with warm soapy water rinse thoroughly and scrub vigorously
with a cleaning pad. Next, re-apply a layer of fat all over. Lastly, heat up the fat covered grills to a high
temperature causing the fat to bond to the iron.
Enjoy and Happy Grilling!