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Blackstone - SIMPLE grease trap fix + Accessories

blastingblasting Posts: 5,878
edited November 2015 in Off Topic
Lots of new Blackstone owners / interest.  I've got a hack for the grease trap challenge that costs about 6 dollars and takes 30 seconds.  If you look under your channel, there is a tack weld meant to keep the grease from running along the underside.  Problem is, it's too far to the left and sometimes the grease misses the grease cup.




In the pic below, you can see the factory "nubb" on the left.  All I did was form a little JB Weld (high heat) to change the drip point, and now it hits the cup.  That half inch makes all the difference in the world.







Lastly, I thought it may be of some use to other users to post a pic with my most common accessories.  If anyone else has other stuff, I'd love to see it.  I know cazzy has a butter roller and pancake dispenser he likes.


Phoenix 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,950
    Great tip!  Another good accessory is a bunch of cheap white (or any color) terry cloth rags to clean like they use at the Japanese Steak House.  


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  • 3" egg rings. Going back for 5" hashbrown rings. They were out of stock. 

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  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,878
    @theyolksonyou   so the hashbrown rings... do you push the hashbrowns in to form a patty then?

    the turner second from the left in my pic was bought specifically to turn hashbrowns, but they are kinda loose.  I like the idea of a ring.

    Phoenix 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,240
    Thanks @blasting!  Nice, simple solution!
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,881
    smart grease fix!!!!!!
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  • @blasting Yep, it forms a patty. When you go to Waffle House and don't order scattered, you get a patty.  I know that's a regional-ish reference, but you get the picture. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,950
    Where are you finding the rings? 

    I'll be honest...I haven't had great hash browns on my blackstone.  I have found I can do better in a CI skillet that holds the oil.  I like them really crispy.  Would love some hash brown tips! 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Definitely subscribing for future references. 
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  • @SmokeyPitt for such a po-dunk town, we have a pretty good restaurant supply store. I don't mind buying and shipping at cost. Let me know. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • @theyolksonyou why on earth would anyone ever order their hash browns not scattered??  I didn't even know that was able option...
  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,741
    blasting said:
    Lots of new Blackstone owners / interest.  I've got a hack for the grease trap challenge that costs about 6 dollars and takes 30 seconds.  If you look under your channel, there is a tack weld meant to keep the grease from running along the underside.  Problem is, it's too far to the left and sometimes the grease misses the grease cup.




    In the pic below, you can see the factory "nubb" on the left.  All I did was form a little JB Weld (high heat) to change the drip point, and now it hits the cup.  That half inch makes all the difference in the world.







    Lastly, I thought it may be of some use to other users to post a pic with my most common accessories.  If anyone else has other stuff, I'd love to see it.  I know cazzy has a butter roller and pancake dispenser he likes.


    Are all the accessories from RD?
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,878
    @slovelad  RD: The three blue handled turners on the right, white handle griddle scraper, the squeeze bottles, and curly cleaners (The rest from Amazon.)

    I highly recommend the turner on the far left for smashburgers.  I just picked it up - its a 6x5 and is heavy duty.
    Phoenix 
  • texaswigtexaswig Posts: 2,233
    The silicone egg rings are nice and also cheap. 
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    Greenville ,Tx

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  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    I too, like the 4" silicone vs the 3" SS ones.   



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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,240
    @blasting, grease did evade the trap a bit on my inaugural cooks.  Your fix will be undertaken next weekend.  Thanks again brother!
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,158
    @theyolksonyou onions work for egg circles and you're probably gonna use an onion or two anyways so... 
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  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,123
    I just tried this fix - it is curing now. I made it a little longer so that the grease will cling to it and then drip into the tray, kind of like a directional funnel. We'll see what happens.
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  • CtTOPGUNCtTOPGUN Posts: 500
    edited January 2017
    What is the plastic board all the devices are laid out on? Seems perfect to protect the griddle from water intrusion and double as a cutting board. Looks like the cover will fit over it. Could possibly take a router to it to stabilize it with the rails. I will definately try your drip fix. Mine makes a mess.

         Jim
    LBGE/Weber Kettle/Blackstone 36" Griddle/Turkey Fryer/Induction Burner/Gasser/28" Blackstone Griddle

     BBQ from the State of Connecticut!

       Jim
  • I was just going to weld a little piece of metal under there but that's a lot easier. 

    Thanks...I was just thinking I was going to. E stuck inside with the snow and all and needed to spend about $200 on Amazon today. 

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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,217
    Mine has held up well and works great! 
    Two large BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, FlameBoss 300
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  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,878
    CtTOPGUN said:
    What is the plastic board all the devices are laid out on? Seems perfect to protect the griddle from water intrusion and double as a cutting board. Looks like the cover will fit over it. Could possibly take a router to it to stabilize it with the rails. I will definately try your drip fix. Mine makes a mess.

         Jim

    @CtTOPGUN  That is a piece of corian I repurposed. It has turned out to be a teriffic cover and additional work counter.  Somewhere there is a thread on it. (not home right now, or I'd locate it for you)
    Phoenix 
  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,123
    edited January 2017
    I just tried this fix - it is curing now. I made it a little longer so that the grease will cling to it and then drip into the tray, kind of like a directional funnel. We'll see what happens.
    The longer piece works great.



    I also used thick fender washers under the three griddle posts other than the one above the grease trap to ensure an appropriate drain tilt. Below is a picture of the ones I obtained from Lowe's. The necessary hole size is 5/16 or 8 mm. I was going to use a few regular washers but came across these which worked great.


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  • tz666tz666 Posts: 390
    My drip neck doesn't have a hole in it what am I missing
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  • tz666tz666 Posts: 390
    Smash
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  • tz666tz666 Posts: 390
    Shrooms n onions and hash browns 
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  • Jai-BoJai-Bo Posts: 582
    Great tips seeing how Im a new blackstone owner!!! Thanks a bunch!
    Hunting-Fishing-Cookin' on my EGG! Nothing else compares!
  • Jai-BoJai-Bo Posts: 582
    Here is an email I sent to Blackstone.....we'll see what their response is.

    After using the Blackstone 36 a few times, I discovered a flaw in the drip edge into the grease trap.  The welded bead allows grease to travel behind the grease trap and cause it to leak on the leg and floor.  I am on several forums and there are many complaints on this.  It would be an easy fix to have a small welded channel instead of a welded bead.  Just wondering if there are going to be any fixes to this issue in the future.  Other then that, I LOVE THE PRODUCT!!!

    Here is a small clip to the issue....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3wuvexJSG4

    Thanks again!!!

    Jason
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  • Not as pretty or permanent, but functional. 
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    There is this lil' doohickey too...
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    Quad Cities
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