Cleaning & Care How to Clean and Store the Sportsman’s Pro Cast Iron Grill™ By: Lodge Cast Iron / February 1, 2022 For most people, the only aspect of grilling they don’t enjoy is the thought of the cleanup that follows. But with the Sportsman’s Pro, it’s easy to make sure you’re all set for the next gathering by cleaning and storing it properly to ensure a spotless, rust-free grill for generations to come. Just follow the tips below: E-mail this page Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Print this page Step 1: Let all the grill parts cool before handling! Use tongs to shuffle the dead coals to drop as much ash as possible into the ash drawer before emptying it to make the process less messy. After each use, slide out the ash drawer to empty the coals into a safe area, such as a fire pit or a nonflammable metal trash bin. Then use a dry brush to sweep away any remaining ash from the cast iron. Step 2: Use hot water and a nylon scrub brush or scrubber to hand wash the grill grate cooking surface. Step 3: Dry promptly with a lint-free cloth or paper towel, and apply a thin layer of oil to the entire cooking surface. Step 4: Voilà! You’ve cared for your grill, so it’s all ready for the next occasion. Always store your grill in a dry place, preferably indoors. If kept in a moisture-heavy environment, the Sportsman’s Pro Cast Iron Grill can rust. “While the grill is still hot, loosely crumple some aluminum foil. Using a pair of tongs, rub the aluminum foil over the grill grate to remove any food residue. Lightly coat a paper towel in cooking oil and rub the grate, using the same method. Your Sportsman’s Pro Cast Iron Grill will be spick-and-span when you’re ready to cook again. “ Kris, Chef at Lodge Cast Iron Check out some cleaning solutions and accessories! Make the most of your Sportsman’s Pro Grill with our outdoor grilling accessories. Get Your Sportsman's Pro Grill Today! Start the fun at any gathering with the beloved favorite Sportsman’s Pro Grill. Shop now Contributed By: Lodge Cast Iron We hope you enjoy our stories and recipes! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and tag your Instagram food photos with #lodgecastiron for a chance to be featured on our feed!