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Paint inside lid peeling off when I cook

The paint inside the lid of my Weber Genisis Series C is peeling off with every use. Is this under warranty? My machine is 8 years old next month. How can I fix this problem.

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  • xkaliber59 May 03, 2009

    I have the same problem with my weber and this is the second weber grill that had this problem. Everyone keeps saying it is carbon build-up but I find that hard to believe. I have scrapped, peeled, hosed and power-washed the inside covers of these grills and it sure looks like the paint is peeling to me. The entire inside cover is totally peeling and does not stop. I refuse to use the grill with this substance falling in my food. I have never had this problem with any other brand grill.



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From Don’t worry, it’s not paint. The inside surfaces of our grill lids are not painted, they are coated with baked-on porcelain enamel which cannot peel. What you are noticing is a deposit of grease and smoke that collects during normal use. During use, the grease and smoke vapors slowly oxidize into carbon and collect on the inside of your lid. This deposit will eventually peel, and looks very similar to paint. The peeling normally starts in the center of the lid and spreads outward. It may come off in sheets or flakes, and is shiny on one side and dull on the other. These carbon deposits are non-toxic. But you might want to regularly remove the build-up. Fortunately, the peeling is easy to remove. Simply brush off all loose particles with a brass brush before you start grilling. To prevent future build-up, after every grilling session, while the grill lid is warm—not hot—wipe it with paper towels or a mild soap-and-water solution.

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