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Maintaining exterior grill while living on the Coast.

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If your grill is located in a coastal ,humid area, or if chlorine is present in your environment additional maintenance will be needed to prevent rust and keep up the appearance of the exterior stainless steel parts.
The question always comes up "Why does my Gas Grill rust out?

Moisture is the biggest culprit that will rust your grill and reduce its lifespan. After grilling season is over,  use our Monument Grill Cover (find it here)

Even with the preventive measures below, rust can still form on your grill over time. But it is essential to understand why it happens to be able to avoid them from happening.

  • 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.
Below are a couple of helpful tips:
1. At the first sign of staining, discoloration, or surface rust we recommend cleaning with a stainless steel cleaner, such as Noxon 7 to remove the rust, followed by the 14 oz. Stainless Steel Polish by ZEP to preserve the shine. Continue to use the stainless steel polish periodically to keep your grill looking its best.
2. At least once a week, we will recommend you to wipe off the grill by using a wet towel or a piece of rag. Make sure you dry it thoroughly. This will help you remove all the chemicals or harmful salt from the grill’s exterior side.
3. We suggest only covering your grill in the event of inclement weather.

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  • Natalie Heflin
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