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Grate Cleaning

Rafter RRafter R Posts: 120
edited 1:24AM in EggHead Forum
How do you clean your grates after a round of cooking? i.e burgers, low and slow etc

1) burn off the grease then wire brush
2) wire brush only
3) a degreaser (organic or chemical)
4) wash in sink

curious how the Eggsperts do it.
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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,254
    I give mine a quick wire brushing when I first fire it up and again once it has preheated. It normally never takes much more than that.

    I'm using cast iron, so I avoid degreasers at all costs, I don't want to lose my seasoning.
    Knoxville, TN
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    clean it? :ermm:

    maybe a wire brush when the food is coming off, or (if i had better things to do when taking the food off) maybe a little wire brush as the egg is coming up to temp.

    a clean grid is over rated. food sticks only when it is not ready to turn, as opposed to because it's on a less than perfectly clean grid.

    think of leaving it alone as 'seasoning' the grid :laugh:

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    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I am with Stike, cleaning is way overated :) :)
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  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    A man after my own heart. ;)
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,375
    degreaser?? haha - good one! :)

    nuthin' here. just heat it up again and throw the next cook on.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • fdxeggerfdxegger Posts: 69
    A wire brush with stainless steel bristles cleans up the grate(very rarely)and the pizza stone. Nothing fancy, I buy them at the welding shop for about $4.00. You can buy a fancy one at BBQ store for about $12.00 that works about as well.
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  • faithie999faithie999 Posts: 95
    this is how i use my gasser. when i start the egg, i fire up the gasser and put the grate in it. by the time the egg is ready the crud is burned off the grid, and i wire brush it and put it into the egg.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,375
    Man, what a waste of good gas! :laugh:
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • walruseggerwalrusegger Posts: 313
    Here's what I use, anyone have one of these? I bought it at a local festival years ago, but looked up the name on it and found a web site to the guy that sells them, http://www.roxiesshop.com/custom.em?pid=820838.

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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    It's called a "grid". ;)
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  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    OK, I'm also with lowercasebill, I don't have a dog, but I do have raccoons! :laugh: :P :evil: :woohoo:
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,375
    Man, that really bugs you, doesn't it? ;)
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Only because there is a BGE component called a grate. If that wasn't the case, the terminology could be interchangeable. How hard is it to use the proper name? We have people on here posting graphs of temperatures of both pit and meat measured electronically over 15 hours cooks, but we can't get the component names right? People overthinking every aspect of how to cook a chicken, but won't look at the manual that came with the Egg to see what the parts are called.

    Yes it bugs me. :)
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    what about the difference between a 'slab' and a 'rack' of ribs? :laugh:
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Well we are not on the Forum of the American Pork Council with the meat being provided with a list of the cuts. ;)
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,375
    Half the people here came from the Weber world. Cooking grate, charcoal grate. Deal with it. :)
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • StratoEggStratoEgg Posts: 77
    I use a 3M Barbecue Grill Scrubber on my grid to get some light residue off. Otherwise I just make sure it is vaporized...cleaning is overrated.

    Al
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    this forum isn't run by BGE.

    but i think i understand what you meant :laugh:
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    This isnt a Weber forum and I am not referring to Webers.
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Wow,usually I am the only who understands...... ;)

    I'm pretty sure BGE does run this Forum, albeit at least partailly from the shadows.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,375
    ok. u win. it's a grid.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    M: I came here for a good argument!

    O: AH, no you didn't, you came here for an argument!

    M: An argument isn't just contradiction.

    O: Well! it CAN be!

    M: No it can't!

    M: An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.

    O: No it isn't!

    M: Yes it is! 'tisn't just contradiction.

    O: Look, if I *argue* with you, I must take up a contrary position!

    M: Yes but it isn't just saying 'no it isn't'.

    O: Yes it is!

    M: No it isn't!

    O: Yes it is!

    M: No it isn't!

    O: Yes it is!

    M: No it ISN'T! Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says.

    O: It is NOT!

    M: It is!

    O: Not at all!

    M: It is!
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  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    agree. If I ever clean mine it's with a wire brush, and it's only after a butt cook when I have tons of fat all crusted up on the grid. Right before my food goes on I will knock all the hunks off. Other than that, I don't clean mine.
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  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,613
    That is a REAL organic cleaner. Good for you!
    Judy in San Diego
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  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,613
    Jeff, that is one beautiful photo--perfectly cooked!
    Judy in San Diego
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  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,613
    N/M
    Judy in San Diego
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  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    agreed
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    That is correct.You and Fidel run it. :laugh: ;)
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    not 'run', 'ruin'. we're ruining it.

    least that's what i heard anyway. :laugh:
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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