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Dirty Platesetter

After a batch of hamburgers Monday and Chicken legs today', there is a lot of grunge on the Platesetter After taking food off, turned it over and put it back in legs down to burn it off Is this what the majority does ?


  • caneggercanegger Posts: 540
    I just cook on it again. Maybe someday i'll clean.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,013
    clean burn or make pizza
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Don't worry about it -- it will get dirty at times and clean at other times.
  • cookinfuncookinfun Posts: 129
    + on that...although sometimes I'll do a hi temp burn to clean.  PS, AR, stones.  Being that I already fried my gasket yet again.
    (2) LBGEs,  WSM, Vidalia Grill (gasser), Tailgater Grill (gasser)
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,628

    clean burn or make pizza

    If it bothers you too bad do this :)


  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,628
    That's early in the seasoning process :) just let it do what it do and eventually the whole thing will be black and seasoned.

    Don't worry about it -- it will get dirty at times and clean at other times.

    Depending on the cooks, somedays it dark and has moles all over it, some days one side is almost white :)


  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I usually protect mine with thin foil, but if it get bad, i take a putty knife and scrape off the surface dirt.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    If I'm doing something especially drippy ill wrap it in foil. Otherwise, just let it go...

    The inside of my egg looks like a well seasoned wok.
  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 520
    I have an old floor scraper (clean and with new blade) that I use to scrape the gunk off mine every so often.   I just scrape it into the grass and the dogs take care of the evidence.

    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,531
    Spatula or putty knife and scrape right into the firebox. Done.
  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,945

    Mu platesetter is still white. The legs are black. I foil mine. I read that it will leave a bad flavor on the meats if the drippings start to burn. Yes No?

  • I always use my drip pan lined with tin foil with the small air gap below.  I've got a 14" round cake pan that fits perfectly on my large placesetter.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

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