How to clean an Arteflame Grill?
When you receive your Arteflame grill, you may notice patina or oxidation on the base, cone, and cooktop. This is normal as the grill is designed with corten steel, which develops a patina over time for an attractive, ever-changing look and added protection. Get step-by-step instructions on how to clean an Arteflame grill. Our tips will help you maintain optimal performance and longevity.
Before using the grill for the first time, wipe any oxidation off the cooktop with an oily towel (using only cooking oil). If the oxidation persists, you can remove it with steel wool or sandpaper.
To assemble the grill, refer to the specific model you have: Classic 40, One20/One30/One40, or Euro40 Base. It is recommended to have two people to assemble, disassemble, or move the grill.
When grilling, make sure to only use the Arteflame on a non-flammable surface as hot embers may fall through the drain hole in the bottom of the grill. Place the base on level ground and keep the grill a safe distance away from any flammable or heat-sensitive objects. Lightly colored surfaces, such as sandstone, may be subject to stains from heat, cooking, and rainwater runoff. On wooden decks, place a concrete tile underneath the base to catch any embers. Periodically check and remove any ashes or unburnt wood pieces in the base.
To start a fire, use self-lighting charcoal or lighter cubes fire starters and stack hardwood, such as oak, mesquite, cherry, apple, hickory, maple, alder ash, pear, or plum, in a wigwam shape over the charcoal. Avoid using soft woods, such as spruce, redwood, sycamore, cedar, cypress, elm, pine, fir, and eucalyptus, as they may contain large amounts of sap. Do not use wood from furniture, pallets, or other materials that may contain chemicals, veneer, or paint.
For the first use, build a fire that burns for at least an hour to ensure the cooktop reaches cooking temperature. Once heated, rub the cooktop with oil to season it. Only use oil intended for human consumption on the cooktop and avoid letting oil accumulate as it can cause flare-ups. When grilling, keep the cone in the center of the base and do not touch the cooktop with sharp or pointed objects.
To clean the grill, wait until it has cooled down before removing excess food or debris with a grill brush or scraper. Wipe down the grill grates with a cloth or sponge soaked in warm, soapy water, scrubbing off any stuck-on food or grease. Rinse the grates thoroughly and wipe down the exterior of the grill with a cloth or sponge soaked in warm, soapy water, paying extra attention to areas with grease or grime. Rinse the exterior and dry the grates and exterior thoroughly with a clean cloth to prevent rusting. If the grill has a removable grease tray, empty and clean it regularly to prevent excess grease from accumulating and causing flare-ups.
By following these tips and properly maintaining your Arteflame grill, you can ensure it continues to function and perform at its best.
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