Protect Your Outdoor Gas Grill from Rust and Corrosion

An outdoor patio grill is more than a monetary investment. A stainless steel natural gas grill is a personal investment toward extraordinary outdoor food preparation. In many ways, it’s more than just a product used for cooking. Both grills for resorts and those owned by backyard chefs are equally attractive and effective.

Although high-quality products such as the AEI’s PGS line are engineered with only the finest materials, proper maintenance and care are important to performance and longevity. If you are wondering, “will a stainless steel grill rust?”.

Will a Stainless Steel Grill Rust?

Rust is only one type of corrosion that can affect iron and steel. Rust is formed when iron reacts with the oxygen in the air or water, in a process called oxidation. Stainless steel is made by adding chromium to the iron-dominant metal mixture, which greatly increases its resilience to rust. Aluminum and other metals can also suffer corrosion due to oxidation. All types of corrosion can be prevented with proper grill care and maintenance practices.

Blemishes, discoloration, and tiny pits detracting from the grill’s ambiance are visible symbols the outdoor patio grill might be experiencing corrosion. That’s why it’s better to prevent rust or corrosion from forming in the first place.

Even sturdy stainless steel grills can be worn away by the elements if left exposed for an extended period of time. Cleaning your grill after using it is a great way to prevent rust because the oils and grease, left on your grills surface, can speed up the degradation of your grills alloy.

The sun’s rays can also have a particularly negative effect on fuel hoses. Excessive heat and sunlight can cause a durable fuel hose to become brittle over time, eventually cracking and becoming unusable. Maintaining a stainless steel natural gas grill will prevent corrosion from tarnishing its otherwise attractive appearance.

Protect Your Outdoor Patio Grill from Rust and Corrosion

The first line of defense of grills for resorts and homeowners is to start by purchasing high-quality products. The PGS line of natural gas grills includes residential products for home chefs and commercial grills for resorts and other businesses. The PGS A-series and T-series grills are excellent examples of durable grill engineering. The PGS Legacy series remains a leader in built-in outdoor stainless steel grills.

Although these rank among the most durable in the grill industry, they deserve the same type of attention you give any tool or appliance. These are suggestions for outdoor cooking enthusiasts that can help your grill look like new and prolong its life.

  • Proper Cleaning Regimen: Use only manufacturer recommended cleaning agents to clear away grease, food spatter and natural elements from building up on your outdoor patio grill. Remove and clean the grates with a brush, followed by warm water with an appropriate cleaning product. Keep in mind that buildup can occur on Moon Rok briquettes as well as burners. By keeping the interior and exterior clean, you can avoid unnecessary flame flare-ups, enjoy even cooking, and prolong these and other grill accessories.
  • Dry Your Outdoor Gas Grill: Some grill owners believe that allowing the sun to dry their outdoor cooking station is common sense. Actually, the opposite may be true. Allowing water to remain in contact with stainless steel and aluminum opens the door to oxidation. Basically, you are inviting rust. Leaving chemicals unchecked may lead to discoloration. Always take the time to dry the recently cleaned grill and all of its accessories.
  • Grill Covers: Built-in, grills for resorts and chefs you plan to utilize their outdoor cooking station throughout the year would be wise to use a cover. Rust, corrosion, and discoloration are the result of nature’s impact on your natural gas grill. When it’s not in use, protect it.
  • Anti-Corrosive Agents: High-quality grill manufacturers often provide information about the anti-corrosive products that are best suited for your outdoor gas grill. Applying these products can provide an additional defense against rust, corrosion, and deterioration.

Outdoor Grill Replacement Parts

Just like a fine automobile, some parts and accessories of your outdoor gas grill will need to be swapped out. This might entail a new ignition switch for stainless steel grills with gas shut-off timers or burners that need to be replaced.

Fortunately, AEI supplies a full line of outdoor grill replacement parts made from highly durable materials. The Legacy series, A-series and T-series grills are extremely weather resistant and crafted from durable stainless steel or a combination of stainless steel and high-grade aluminum. That’s why many outdoor grill aficionados rely on PGS grills and accessories. That being said, the best way to maximize the beauty and longevity of your outdoor patio grill is to be vigilant about ongoing care and maintenance. Will a stainless steel grill rust? Not for a long time, especially if it is properly maintained.