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wolfkeg
05-17-2013, 10:20 AM
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/2012/03/30/ri-doctors-warn-of-wire-bbq-grill-brush-danger/

Fat Cap
05-17-2013, 10:26 AM
Nice to know. I usually brush then wipe down with a cloth towel. Nice to know that I may be doing something right!:shocked:

Porcine Perfection
05-17-2013, 10:27 AM
I spray mine with oven cleaner and let them set for a day. Wipe, rinse, done.

N8man
05-17-2013, 10:28 AM
this cannot be stressed enough...
avoid wire bristle brushes....

Bludawg
05-17-2013, 10:31 AM
Weed burner and a Ball of Foil!!

Dreggs
05-17-2013, 10:32 AM
come out perfect if put in self cleaning oven

basuraman
05-17-2013, 12:10 PM
I don't. Ok. I guess I use the spatula thing.

dadsr4
05-17-2013, 12:25 PM
I use one of these from GFS.
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSSk6s1VNsdvMlTojdzxsyVg8D8rVm0F GW8CQSL4o5XeT-whKMg

NickTheGreat
05-17-2013, 01:11 PM
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

garzanium
05-17-2013, 01:29 PM
Nice to know. I usually brush then wipe down with a cloth towel. Nice to know that I may be doing something right!:shocked:
X2..I typically use a wet rag with some soap on first pass- then the dry side of it.

LM600
05-17-2013, 02:44 PM
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.

chagovatoloco
05-17-2013, 02:58 PM
onion, or just scrape go.

bignburlyman
05-17-2013, 03:06 PM
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.

wolfkeg
05-17-2013, 03:33 PM
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.

Mark R
05-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Clean them?:loco:






Ok, I use these from RD.

I use one of these from GFS.
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSSk6s1VNsdvMlTojdzxsyVg8D8rVm0F GW8CQSL4o5XeT-whKMg

mbshop
05-17-2013, 04:41 PM
i use a ss painters brush. i don't think any brisstles have broken off yet.
but you always follow with a piece of cloth or paper towel dipped in oil
to lube things up anyway.

ErikH
05-17-2013, 06:34 PM
I throw them on my gas grill until the smoking stops. I wipe the ash off after they cool.

Bludawg
05-17-2013, 08:59 PM
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.I have CI in my CharGriller I just scrub them off with a foil ball before I shut it down.
almost 6 yrs old and still look like new

http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae164/Bludawg51/DSCF0016_v1.jpg (http://s968.photobucket.com/user/Bludawg51/media/DSCF0016_v1.jpg.html)

SPRfree
05-18-2013, 06:59 AM
I use a fine grade steel wool pad.

Banjoe
05-18-2013, 07:52 AM
Those wire fibres are pretty scary things. I've been using the standard wire brush and a water spray on them, but I'm going to change things up after reading this news.