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Unread 05-17-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default Cleaning your grill grates?

I use a brass brush, always have. I am careful to inspect after brushing to check for any loose bristles. I haven't been too concerned with it as long as I took special care. My Mom forwarded this article to me so I thought I would share and see what the knowledgeable brethren had to say about it.


http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/03/3...-brush-danger/
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Nice to know. I usually brush then wipe down with a cloth towel. Nice to know that I may be doing something right!
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I spray mine with oven cleaner and let them set for a day. Wipe, rinse, done.
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this cannot be stressed enough...
avoid wire bristle brushes....
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Weed burner and a Ball of Foil!!
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come out perfect if put in self cleaning oven
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I don't. Ok. I guess I use the spatula thing.
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I use one of these from GFS.
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I save the cleaner pieces of used foil from leftovers. That seems to work out okay. I read about the dangers of wire brushes on here a year or so ago and got scared.

I bought a cleaning "stone" at Target a month or so ago. I'm not sure how to use it precisely and am not sure if I like it
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Nice to know. I usually brush then wipe down with a cloth towel. Nice to know that I may be doing something right!
X2..I typically use a wet rag with some soap on first pass- then the dry side of it.
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I just use a pyroletic process....or, in English...I just load up with charcoal and leave to burn right up, about 500°F for about an hour or so then just wipe the dust off.
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onion, or just scrape go.
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I bought a plastic tray that is big enough to hold my grate and soak it in soapy water, then scrub with a stainless steel brush. I then rinse with a hose end sprayer, clean as new.
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Some of these methods seem like they are great for steel type grates, but what about for cast iron? I wouldn't want to get water or soap on them every time I needed to clean. Also wouldn't want to burn them clean. Both would require re-seasoning.
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Clean them?






Ok, I use these from RD.

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