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Grill plates warping and losing coating.

The grill plates are losing the teflon coating and starting to warp.Should I replace the plates or just buy a new one? Where can I get replacement plate?

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Ther does not appear to be parts available for that make and model.
Even if there was, the plates may be more expensive than the are worth.

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Parts & Accessories:
Phone: 1-800-738-0245 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., ET)

Product Warranty:
Service: 1-800-231-9786 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., ET)"

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Hi Lady 9,

Without getting into the availability and safety issues involving recoating with teflon, I'd recommend either replacing the grill plates, or just using a cooking spray. Not as convenient, you'd have to re-apply every couple of servings, but comparatively easier to implement on the short-term (and perhaps longer, depending on whether or not you choose to either re-coat or replace the grill plates. Note: You want to be sure there are no exposed heating elements when you spray on the coating, or you will likely have a flash-fire - - NOT a good thing.

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