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OT - grid washing OCD!

CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
edited February 2014 in Off Topic
I'll get flamed for this, please play nice!
I habitually soak and clean my grids, except for CI and XL (won't fit laundry tub) grids, long before bbq-wire-brush-bristles-in-the-food incidents started popping up in the news.

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,811
    edited February 2014
    Hey, I won't flame you and I do the same thing from time to time, but here's a handy hint. Go to any good hardware store and buy yourself a replacement metal garbage can lid. When turned upright it makes a nice big, but shallow pan to soak and scrub your grill in! And SWMBO won't get mad when you start cleaning them in the kitchen! And a great product for cleaning is this!
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    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    @RRP - great idea, thanks!  will be a challenge finding one large enough for the XL grid though.
    canuckland
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,811
    edited February 2014
    @RRP - great idea, thanks!  will be a challenge finding one large enough for the XL grid though.
    For it go to a home improvement center and buy yourself one of those big round pans they sell to set your hot water heater in in case of leakage. Only thing with it is you will need to plug up the hole on the side where you attach the drainage hose or get a plug so you can drain it into your sink when done.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
    Oven cleaner and pressure washer. ..use balled up hdaf between cooks
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    edited February 2014
    Yall wash your grids   :-?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,844
    Wait. You're supposed to CLEAN 'em?! Seriously?

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,959
    cazzy said:
    Yall wash your grids   :-?
    Flame war time!

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  • I tend to open er up after a low and slow and let it hit about 500 and go for an hour or so...that tends to clean off most everything. Other times, I will fire up my cast iron seasoner / bun toaster (the gas grill) and put everything in there for an hour or so and that also reduces most everything to ash on the grids as well.

    ME CLEAN WITH FIRE!!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    Thought that was why you started the fire BEFORE being ready to cook :)]
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    edited February 2014
    I thought all that black stuff is what they called the Flavor Train?????
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    Really...i've been egging for a few years and my grid has never seen a sud.   I always put it face down on the fire ring while it's heating up, then hit it with a foil ball.  Haven't killed anyone yet!   :P
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    When you start the egg the next time, either before you cook or after, let the heat and fire do the work...

    It's like a self cleaning oven if you give it a chance..

    Anything that remains, that's meant to happen to bless the next cook.
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    edited February 2014
    I spend all my grid cleaning supply budget on meat!!    :@)   3:-O   ~:>
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
    I pressure wash all my grids whenever I have it out anyway.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    henapple said:
    I pressure wash all my grids whenever I have it out anyway.
    I thought that was how the wifey gave you a bath??  
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....

  • cazzy said:
    henapple said:
    I pressure wash all my grids whenever I have it out anyway.
    I thought that was how the wifey gave you a bath??  
    No that's an enema

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • RRP said:
    Hey, I won't flame you and I do the same thing from time to time, but here's a handy hint. Go to any good hardware store and buy yourself a replacement metal garbage can lid. When turned upright it makes a nice big, but shallow pan to soak and scrub your grill in! And SWMBO won't get mad when you start cleaning them in the kitchen! And a great product for cleaning is this!
    image
    We could never be roommates Felix

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,811
    I use clean grates when assembling cooks inside for cooking classes and for company. While us eggers know an often used grate needs no regular cleaning newbies or potential buyers - at least in the past - have wrinkled their faces, said YUCK! and pick at their food. I find starting with clean grates makes that problem disappear!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983



    cazzy said:


    henapple said:

    I pressure wash all my grids whenever I have it out anyway.

    I thought that was how the wifey gave you a bath??  

    No that's an enema


    rectum? Damn near killed him.

    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 10,718
    Learn something new here everyday. Wash the grid, you say? :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,703
    Just brush it off. That's how I roll.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    cazzy said:
    Really...i've been egging for a few years and my grid has never seen a sud.   I always put it face down on the fire ring while it's heating up, then hit it with a foil ball.  Haven't killed anyone yet!   :P

    You use a foil ball?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    Mickey said:
    cazzy said:
    Really...i've been egging for a few years and my grid has never seen a sud.   I always put it face down on the fire ring while it's heating up, then hit it with a foil ball.  Haven't killed anyone yet!   :P

    You use a foil ball?
    Yeah, learned it from you!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,959
    Damn. I thought Mickey had steel balls after his bowling ball in a skirt comment.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    My ManGrates are self cleaning.
    __________________________________________
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    Thanks all, I expected this post to generate great ideas and interesting comments, on a slow night. Mission accomplished.
    canuckland
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,718
    WASH THE GRID......seriously :))

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    WASH THE GRID......seriously :))

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    I love you man.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • I am by no means OCD and have never washed my grids but that egg pic that fishlessman posted would drive me nuts.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • I scrub mine from time to time with Brillo and it works great !
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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