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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: 1,692

    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: 15,868
    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: 14,589
    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: 460
    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: 2,522
    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 and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
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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: 468
    I guess I am against removing Flavor, I say leave them alone.
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,282
    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: 1,610
    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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