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Unread 06-26-2005, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default What's the best way to clean a Weber kettle?

Second hand, and has lots of grease and ash buildup. Will it be OK if I pressure wash it? Any hints?

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Dont have the problem since I use a drip pan, but Formula 409 Professional should do the trick
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Yeah, if it's some one elses gunk, clean it. Ive never cleaned my Weber - the grodier, the better the meat tastes.
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I use Amway Oven Cleaner. Good ****.
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Pressure washing is ok. Also, any good cleaner will work, too.
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I go to the 99cent store and buy oven cleaner. Spray it and wait. wash it with the garden hose, let it dry a little, fire her up, and start cooking good meat.
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Yeah, if it's some one elses gunk, clean it. Ive never cleaned my Weber - the grodier, the better the meat tastes.
Yep, if "grodier" hurt you, I would have been dead a long time ago! :D
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I'd say clean it one time to make it yours, then let her rip!!!
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Easy. Send it to me, wash your hands and forget about it. :D
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Yeah, if it's some one elses gunk, clean it. Ive never cleaned my Weber - the grodier, the better the meat tastes.
Yep, if "grodier" hurt you, I would have been dead a long time ago! :D
I clean mine every spring. Just a habit I've gotten into.
I also do it when I cook lamb, salmon or blue fish. But especially after lamb.
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Yeah, if it's some one elses gunk, clean it. Ive never cleaned my Weber - the grodier, the better the meat tastes.
Yep, if "grodier" hurt you, I would have been dead a long time ago! :D
I clean mine every spring. Just a habit I've gotten into.
I also do it when I cook lamb, salmon or blue fish. But especially after lamb.
Is that to clean out the dirt after the burial of the lamb?
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pressure washer... Done in seconds.

then cook somethign to make sure its still works.
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Since it'll be my first atempt to smoke in the kettle, I'm going to do a coupl of fatties. Maple & Hot for my Mississippi trip. I figure 3 of each will do.

I think I'll try to smoke indirect with just 1 basket. I have a few wood chips from splitting logs. Any pointers on how many briqets to start with, and what settings for vents? It's a One Touch 22 1/2".

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Use a bucket attached to a 10 foot-2x4 & dump 3 gallons of liquid oxygen (not sold in stores) onto a grill containing 60 pounds of charcoal and a lit cigarette for ignition.

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Oh yeah. I do that all the time.
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