Replace Grill Part – Heat Shield

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Hey Y’all! Grill Girl here!
Today we’re going to be replacing the heat shields on Charbroil 463268606 grill.
You will notice it’s time to replace the heat shields (or heat plates, vaporiser bars, flavorizer bars) when they are rusting excessively or have areas that have rusted through, leaving holes. In this case, we could bend the heat shield in half, it was so rusted.
This is a very simple job and usually all you have to do is lift out the old heat shield and set in the new heat shield.
Notice there used to be a peg in the casting of the grill that has rusted away to nothing. You can just rest the heat shield on the casting of the grill. It is still far enough away from the burner that no flames will touch it.
We used a stainless steel plate to replace the original porcelain coated plate. The stainless steel will long outlast the original.
Look at that pretty, shiny new stainless steel part!

Thanks for watching! -GG

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6 COMMENTS

  1. One way to extend the life of the burners and heat shields is to regularly apply cooking oil (canola/grapeseed/peanut) by using a small paint brush. The marinades that drip down on to the surfaces usually have salt etc that hastens the corrosion of cast iron.

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