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Using Aluminum Foil

TurkTurk Posts: 114
edited 8:15AM in Off Topic
Giving everyone a heads up. Last weekend I did a cook for about 18 people. I was using 4 large chickens and I wanted to use use an traditional Hoosier sauce. I set the the Egg up for indirect cooking. I used the wire grid with the large stone wrapped in aluminum foil on top. I used the three layer grid on top of that as I needed the space. Cooked the chicken (cut-up) as usual and basted with the sauce the last 10 minutes. The meal turned out great as always. When I did the clean up the stone that was wrapped in the foil had turned absolutely black. It appears to be OK though I have not baked on it since. However the grid was badly pitted and the foil had fuzzed to it to the extent that it cannot be removed. I have cooked on the grid since and it seems to be OK but I was ticked off big time. The foil was Reynolds Heavy Duty. Has anyone else had this happen?

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,297
    I have had aluminum foil melt before so yes I've had it happen. As for the stone being black - mine is shiny black from years of baking pizzas and I'm proud of it. My gut feeling that the glaze on your wire grate has cracked - which it will do because of trapped heat and the melted foil - even though minute in size - has entered those cracks and stuck. You might be able to clean it, but don't get your hopes up. BTW that's why I pitched those glazed grills years ago and went to stainless steel ones and cast iron ones.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...


  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I think RRP nailed it B)
    I love stainless & CI

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,588
    If you are referring to "porcelainized" grates, they are for c**p and break down in no time, exposing the carbon-steel core that rusts and quickly renders the cooking surface unusable. SS rocks if it doesn't come from Asia, but then again, nowadays, what doesn't? Check SS products with a magnet. If they test positive leave 'em in the store!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,297
    yes - that was what I meant - I still have mental scars from being beaten on this board when I was critical of the OEM porcelain coated grate! A few years back when tjv was cutting this teeth putting his company together he organized a special deal whereby a bunch of us collectivity went together and had some grate manufacturer fabricate wonderful stainless steel grates for us. Mine are still excellent - though I wish I would have bought spares!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...


  • magnets will cling to stainless steel sometimes simply because it has been stressed during manufacture.

    stainless hand rail, for example, will not be magnetic along the straight portions, but a magnet will grab where it has been bent.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,297
    So, Jeff, would the gentle rolling process of making the outer ring for a grate cause enough stress to magnetize it or are you talking about pieces with real mass?
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...


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