Metal Monday – Cast Aluminum Grills

cast aluminum grillWith the Fall here, we have to be on the lookout for a lot of items that are being scrapped from the summer months…like grills.

Most grills are going to be one of three things:

  1. Non-Magnetic Stainless Steel
  2. Magnetic Stainless Steel
  3. Cast Aluminum.

Today we are going to go over the third, cast aluminum.

A cast aluminum grill is generally an item that is poured into molds, or “castings,” and that is why it is called cast aluminum. This material is very durable and resistant to hot temperatures, and that is why you will find cast aluminum in engine blocks as well as grills.

When you go to scrap them, make sure that you have no wood handles, very few screws (if any!), and definitely no steel. This way you can bring it to your scrap yards for a clean price.

Just to check over that you have pulled off all of the steel screws and edges from the grill, be sure to use your magnet. If it sticks, get it off! You also have to be sure to pull out any racks on the inside of the grill that may be steel or iron.

Until next week, scrap ya later!

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