Is It Safe to Cook on a Rusty Grill?


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According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, cooking on a grill with loose rust is not safe. Although ingesting a small amount of rust is unlikely to cause problems, continuous ingestion of rust may cause intestinal tract issues.

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Is It Safe to Cook on a Rusty Grill?
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Grills stored outdoors should be covered at all times to prevent rusting and other damage. A grill's drip tray should be checked for water, grease and other debris on a weekly basis. Walter that is allowed to sit in the drip tray causes rust. Regularly spraying a grill with vegetable oil and heating on low for about 10 minutes helps to protect your grill from rust.

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