Elbow Grease and Weber Grill Parts
Spring is here and so is the grilling season. You pull off the cover from your Weber gas grill and, guess what, it looks just like you left it after your last outdoor cooked meal last fall. After the grill cooled you probably gave the grates a good brushing and replaced the cover thinking you would grill again soon. Then the weather changed and you never got to that thorough cleaning and winterization you had planned. Oh well, the best of intentions . . .
Chances are you got through last year with the same grill grates you had the year before and maybe even the year(s) before that. Some of the bars are now loose. The whole apparatus is a little rusty and all of your grill parts of it are coated with some baked on gunk. Don’t even look at the warming rack because it generally rusts before any other part of the grill. Sound familiar?
Time for a change! In addition to the elbow grease you already are already planning to expend giving the grill the best cleaning of it’s life, you might want to use genuine Weber Grill Parts to do 3 more things to bring your grill to a “like new” condition. Replace the cooking grates, the warming rack and the flavorizer bars. If you do this using genuine Weber grill parts you will be able to bring your grill back to like new condition and it’s peak performance for a very reasonable price.
Replacing the cooking grates is an obvious move. They are right on top for the world to see and they are abused every time you cook on them and then clean them with a wire brush. Often we don’t properly prepare them for cooking as well. Grates were made to be replaced.
The best replacements are the Stainless Steel Replacement Cooking Grates, not the porcelain enameled cast iron grates. If you grill a lot you may want to replace them every few years. If you have one of the following models, Spirit 700, Genesis Silver B and C, Genesis Gold B and C, Genesis Platinum B and C (2005 model year) and Genesis 1000-3500 gas grills, your grates can be changed to stainless steel very easily – just lift out the old grates and chunk them into the can and lay down the shiny new ones in their place.
Next up is the Warming Rack. Read the reviews and you will see that this rack is prone to corrosion. Mine started rusting almost immediately even though I seasoned it with cooking oil and brushed it every time I cleaned the grill. Since it sits up high over the cooking grates you and your guests can see it quite clearly every time you open the grill. Not a pretty sight! The cost for the new Weber grill parts is minimal but the satisfaction you will feel is great.
Replacing the Flavorizer Bars is not as necessary unless your old bars are rusted. Rusted surfaces are the major complaint with the bars. They will retain even more of the gunk and really look gross. My bars flair up more if I don’t brush them periodically. This change will complete the redo bringing your cooking surfaces to like new condition.
Other Weber Grill Parts
If you decide to take the plunge and replace the Weber grill parts listed above you may be tempted to replace your Burner Tubes as well. Were money no object, I would say go ahead but consider that the tubes are protected by the Flavorizor Bars. They may not need to be replaced as often as the other parts.
All of these Weber Grill Parts are very easy to change and will make a real difference for your Weber grill, even extending it’s useful life several more years. Hope this helps you plan for spring and summer grilling!
I hope you found this helpful.