We've had our grill forever. This is probably our 3rd or 4th one. The problem is that after a period of time, the nonstick surface wears off. The grill is still good, but I wish I could replace the plates only so I don't have to buy a whole new grill.
I had a GF grill for years and wore it out. After GF grill I used a grill pan and could not really get the flavor and ended up over cooking steaks and chicken. I just bought a 5 serving GF with ceramic plates. Should these plates be seasoned like you would a Dutch oven? Even after three uses I find a black residue that is really hard to get off.
I have had this grill for about 1 1/2 years. The grill works great and the ceramic grates are great for cleanup. I recently got a dishwasher and tried cleaning the grates this way, but when they come out of the dishwasher there is a black sooty film all over the backside of the grates. I have to wipe with a paper towel and then handwash to get most of the residue off, but it leaves the backside of the grates very discolored - almost as if it has corroded the back of the plates. Any ideas what is causing this? The ceramic coated fronts clean up nice, though.
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