Originally Posted by DannyMac
Mine was ridiculous as well! I pulled a Genesis C of the side of the road. After a good power wash that got 90% off, I used a brass brush and #0000 steel wool to try and knock off the rest. Got a little impatient and cooked on it. After your post I thave been trying a razor which has been scraping the last hard layer off. It's just going to take a bit more time and effort.
I soaked the hood in simple green for a day or two before I went to the oven cleaner for a couple of days before I took to scraping. The razor did a number on that last layer
Here are some added pics of the hood prior to clean.