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wessonjb

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Cleaning
« on: October 25, 2016, 03:19:13 AM »
Hey guys , I cook on my 22 kettle 3-4 times a week . How often should I clean it from the grease and smoke buildup ? Is a good clean up with oven cleaner a good idea ?Thanks !


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captjoe06

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 03:37:12 AM »
An area that ought to be cleaned once a week or two if you're using it that much are the bowl and ash sweeps so they ash sweeps don't get too crudded up and can travel freely along the bottom.  They can get bent up if too much hardened crud builds up on the bottom.

Hell no to oven cleaner.  No need.  I like simple dish soap, water, a razor scraper and some extra fine steel wool (as recommended here by many grillfella)
Here's your guide-
http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-grill-restoration-interior-and-exterior-kettle-cleaning/
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HoosierKettle

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 03:47:35 AM »
I gave the inside of my bowl and lid a scrape for the first time since buying new in 08. So once every 8 or 9 years should do it. [emoji3][emoji481]


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wessonjb

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2016, 04:02:44 AM »
An area that ought to be cleaned once a week or two if you're using it that much are the bowl and ash sweeps so they ash sweeps don't get too crudded up and can travel freely along the bottom.  They can get bent up if too much hardened crud builds up on the bottom.

Hell no to oven cleaner.  No need.  I like simple dish soap, water, a razor scraper and some extra fine steel wool (as recommended here by many grillfella)
Here's your guide-
http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-grill-restoration-interior-and-exterior-kettle-cleaning/
Thanks for the info , really appreciate it !


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wessonjb

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2016, 04:04:41 AM »
I gave the inside of my bowl and lid a scrape for the first time since buying new in 08. So once every 8 or 9 years should do it. [emoji3][emoji481]


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[emoji23]. I think the build up is like battle scars. You sir have a well seasoned grill.


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Hell Fire Grill

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2016, 05:30:55 AM »
I made a wooden scraper that I use for light maintenance, just before the muck is about to flare up.

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wessonjb

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2016, 05:40:03 AM »
I made a wooden scraper that I use for light maintenance, just before the muck is about to flare up.


Great idea thanks !


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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2016, 08:39:36 AM »
Everything above is good advice.  As far as the lid goes, I would just leave that.  It helps the lid seal to the kettle better.  Every once in a while when the carbon starts peeling off, just go over it lightly with a scraper or razor blade to get the loose stuff so it doesn't fall onto your food, but there is no good reason to work your butt off to get the tough stuff out of the lid.
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wessonjb

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2016, 12:14:04 PM »
Everything above is good advice.  As far as the lid goes, I would just leave that.  It helps the lid seal to the kettle better.  Every once in a while when the carbon starts peeling off, just go over it lightly with a scraper or razor blade to get the loose stuff so it doesn't fall onto your food, but there is no good reason to work your butt off to get the tough stuff out of the lid.
Thanks for the advice !


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Davescprktl

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2016, 12:17:56 PM »
Everything above is good advice.  As far as the lid goes, I would just leave that.  It helps the lid seal to the kettle better.  Every once in a while when the carbon starts peeling off, just go over it lightly with a scraper or razor blade to get the loose stuff so it doesn't fall onto your food, but there is no good reason to work your butt off to get the tough stuff out of the lid.

Ditto!  Sometime I warm up the kettle and then with a paper towl knock off the loose stuff inside the lid.
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oil99

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2016, 06:32:42 PM »
Rarely clean my kettles or kamodos but if you are worried about the loose stuff a big ball of foil makes a good scraper.
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AZ Monsoon

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2016, 07:08:45 PM »
Love me some oven cleaner :)

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2016, 07:24:18 PM »
Dump a crapload of charcoal in there & burn the crap out of it.

kettlebb

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2016, 07:28:02 PM »

Dump a crapload of charcoal in there & burn the crap out of it.

I like this. Burn a lot of lump and get it real hot. Let it cool and start with a fresh razor blade. I'm planning on cleaning my grills before winter. Gonna be a long weekend.


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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2016, 07:52:39 PM »
No, just burn the crap out of it, that's it.