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Grate Cleaning

Anyone have any good tips on how to clean the stock grate? Any way to give it back the metallic look it had on day 1?
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,527

    Clean?  Clean?  Who does that?

    I just leave the grid on after I'm through cooking and bump the temp for a few minutes.

    I doubt that there is any way to bring back the stainless steel look.

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,306
    edited August 2013
    You can never get back to showroom shine, but if you really do what to clean it up, once it really gets crudy buy yourself a replacement garbage can lid so you don't scratch up your kitchen sink and use it as a shallow soaking pan. Then DAWN makes a great product that eats crud in 30 minutes. A stiff brush and you're set to go!

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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,233
    Oven cleaner, steel wool and a pressure washer. Oh, I never clean mine. Scrape when it's hot.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • JscottJscott Posts: 174
    I just leave mine on and scrub it when it's hot to get the buil up off. With 2 boys in travel baseball and cub scouts, thisnhasnt been an area i've decided I should spend that amount of time!
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  • GogogordyGogogordy Posts: 453
    henapple said:
    Oven cleaner, steel wool and a pressure washer. Oh, I never clean mine. Scrape when it's hot.

    Yeah...why remove all that hard-earned flavor enhancer?
    When I'm not Eggin', I'm scootin'   Eggin' and 'cueing from Temecula Ca; an hour from San Diego, an hour and five minutes from Palm Springs, and an hour and a half from Los Angeles (yeah, right. With THAT traffic?)
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,289
    I'll load up the Egg during cool down and clean off the large pieces of gunk.  Can get it pretty clean just doing that.
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio
    "REMEMBER DUANE ALLMAN"
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  • J_QueJ_Que Posts: 203
    Used the grill stone last weekend and it brought my grates back to steel. Worked great! https://www.earthstoneinternational.com/cleaning/grill-stone
    I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me.
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  • gregk232gregk232 Posts: 11
    Thanks for the tips!!!
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  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 467
    I guess I am against removing Flavor, I say leave them alone.
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,132
    With my old $50 water smoker, I cleaned the SS grates religiously after every cook, soaking them in hot water and white vinegar in a garbage can lid overnight like RRP, then scrubbed in soapy water with those green pad thingies.  
    With the Egg, I've only scraped them after heating up.  Raised, I use a bristle brush while on the egg (and I'm searching for an alternate after reading the loose bristle horror stories here); down low, I'd either remove the grill while hot and scrub on a stone, or use a handheld brush that the handle kept falling off of (I finally threw that away, and used a crumpled piece of alum. foil).  
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,563
    gregk232 said:

    Anyone have any good tips on how to clean the stock grate? Any way to give it back the metallic look it had on day 1?

    Use a ball of aluminum foil. Trick I learned on the forum. Works great.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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