Setting aside time for grill maintenance is the key to a Bigger, Hotter, Heavier outdoor cooking experience.

To get the best possible food and to keep your Pit Boss as good as new, regular grill maintenance is crucial. Cleaning, re-seasoning, and proper grill storage can all help prevent rust and various other issues.

Let’s get started with some tips for seasoning your grill.


Seasoning your grill is not only great for protecting it against rust, but also for preventing your food from sticking while you cook. You should get your grill cleaned up before jumping into the seasoning process.

We recommend cleaning your grill regularly between uses. A good rule of thumb is to go by how many hours you’ve used it. For example, you might run through the full cleaning process after a 10+ hour cook, or you might wait to do a full clean after you’ve used your grill 3 times for cooks that were 5 hours or less.

We covered all the tips and tricks to getting your grill clean in our extensive cleaning guide here. (Link to cleaning page)

After cleaning, rinsing, and drying your grill put the heat shields and grates back on the grill.

Next, you will want re-season your grill. We recommend doing this at least twice a year to ensure your grill is protected.

While your grill is still off and cooled down, you will first remove each of your grates and then brush the flame broiler plate with a high temperature oil, like canola or avocado oil. Then, return the grates to the grill.

Turn your grill on, set the temperature to 350°F, and let it run for 15 to 20 minutes before powering down. Always let your grill run through the entire shut down process, and as the surface cools, it will seal the oil.


After all that, just one simple, extra step can make all the difference: using a grill cover.

Our covers are made with a heavy-duty polyester with PVC backing to help protect your Pit Boss from the elements. This is important no matter what climate you live in, since most of our covers offer UV protection and help keep out the rain.

Always wait until your grill has completely shut down and cooled off before covering.