How to season Griddle Plate for Weber kettle charcoal grills

How to season the Backyard Life Gear Griddle Plate for Weber kettle charcoal grills using Buzzy Waxx Cast Iron Seasoning. Available for 18, 22, and 26 inch Weber kettle grills. 


Our Griddle Plate is made from 3/16th inch thick (7 gauge) cold rolled steel and features a 1 inch lip to aid in scooping food off the griddle. Our design also allows you access to the coals below to adjust your heat. Made with pride in Minnesota, USA!

Seasoning Instructions: You’ll need a neutral vegetable oil (flaxseed oil, vegetable oil, soybean oil, etc.) or a product like Buzzy Waxx (used in this video). You’ll also need some paper towels or a clean rag and tongs to apply it.

Step 1: Wash your item with hot, soapy water. This will remove any oils or dust from manufacturing and shipping.

Step 2: Preheat your item to around 400 degrees (F). You can do this by starting a batch of charcoal and spreading it evenly on the charcoal grate. Use the bottom and dome vent to adjust the temperature of the grill.

Step 3: Apply a very thin layer of your seasoning oil/seasoning product using the paper towels or rag and tongs. Let this oil burn into the metal until it stops smoking. This usually takes 15-20 minutes.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 at least 2 more times. The more coats the better. Over time, you will develop a dark, shiny coating.

Step 5: Get cooking!

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