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.

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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1. Remove the grill grate from the base of the grill. Remove any loose rust with a wire brush. A few minutes of scrubbing will remove any surface rust and residue. 2. Wipe the grill
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It's pretty safe, except it can gives your food an odd flavor, a nasty crunch, and in extreme cases you can pick up iron oxide splinters. Additionally, food sticks more to a rusty
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Lonnie. the best way to do this is to use a thermometer in the meat you are grilling. Minimum temperatures are usually around 165 F. Be sure to place the thermometer in the thickest
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