How to Scrap a Grill

Posted: June 4, 2014

With our bi-annual customer appreciation BBQ coming up this Saturday, June 7, 2014, which means it’s grilling season! On that note, here are some tips on how to take apart your grill for scrap.

The first thing you’re going to want to do is take a magnet to the different areas on the grill and identify the different types of metals. A basic grill will include Brass, Stainless steel, Aluminum, and steel/iron.


Brass: can be found in knobs, regulators and other small parts of the grill. Brass is non-magnetic and has a gold/yellow color.
Stainless Steel: This will mostly be used in more expensive grills but you can find some small pieces on lower cost grills. Stainless steel is also generally non-magnetic.
Aluminum: You can usually find aluminum on the main grill area on the lid and remaining grill enclosure. This metal is also non-magnetic.
Steel/iron: This will mostly be the remains of the grill after you have taken off the brass and aluminum parts. Be sure to take off as much of the plastic parts as possible. Your magnet will stick to steel and iron.

Tools you may need include a screw driver, pipe wrench, hammer and possibly a reciprocal saw for harder metals. The easiest parts to take off is going to be the grill top and bottom. You can unscrew the fasteners or hit them with a hammer to break them off. Brass and zinc regulators are usually connected to the knobs on the front that regulate gas flow and flame size. You can also disconnect your propane hose and take off the brass pieces on each end, or scrap it as is.  Stainless steel pieces may come in sheets or in smaller parts. Take a magnet to the pieces. If they do not stick try to separate them from the parts they are connected to. Stainless steel has a much higher value than regular steel.

Every grill will have a different value depending on the types of metal involved. If you don’t want to separate the different metals we will scrap the whole grill for you, just bring it down! And don’t forget you’re invited to our customer appreciation BBQ this Saturday. Get rid of that scrap pile and enjoy some free food!

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