Maintaining exterior grill while living on the Coast.
Moisture is the biggest culprit that will rust your grill and reduce its lifespan. Watch out for humidity as well! It is recommended to use a grill cover to protect your grill from outside toxins. However, moisture and humidity can get trapped under the cover if you keep it on for too long. It is essential to expose your grill to natural air couple times a month. You can use our Monument Grill Cover (find it here).
- Water: Moisture is the main culprit for causing rust on grills. It would be best if you protected outdoor grills from wet weather and snow. And always oil your grill after cleaning with water.
- Saltwater: Salt and humidity in the air, especially in places in the ocean, corrodes metal, including stainless steel grills.
- Food residue: When food particles stay on the grill for so long, they rot and become acidic, causing rust to form on your grill surfaces.
- Chemicals: Using concentrated bleach and cleaners containing chlorine to clean your stainless-steel grill will form rust on the surfaces.
- Natalie Heflin