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Jaronimo

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Clean grill???
« on: April 03, 2013, 03:57:29 PM »
A friend just commented about having to clean his grill before posting any pictures.  It got me thinking.  And wondering.   

Do you guys clean your grills?  I clean the grates before cooking, and maybe once every year or so do a thorough cleaning, but how often do you guys clean your grills? 

Isn't a dirty grill a badge of honor?  It means you cook on it often?

What's your opinion?
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1buckie

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 04:09:44 PM »


  "Isn't a dirty grill a badge of honor?"

If it is, then I'm the president of everything....... 8)
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Bman

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 04:22:18 PM »
I do one hell of a clean up on a grill I pick up used.  But once I start using it, meh....
I've always had gas...  And now a bunch of kettles because of this place.  Thanks!

sparky

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 04:59:23 PM »
Have never cleaned my grills just burn em off !

And sometimes there is mega fires ,especially after chickie
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 05:00:57 PM by sparky »

Jaronimo

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Clean grill???
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 06:15:15 PM »
Haha, i have had a fire or two.  Isn't that just a reminder its time to clean the grill?
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bob hope

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 06:46:36 PM »
When I buy a used grill, I try to bring it as close to new as I can. For all I know someone has puked in it. after that I'll do a scrape out once a year to avoid the whole grill catching fire.
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1buckie

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013, 07:03:22 PM »


 
Have never cleaned my grills just burn em off !

And sometimes there is mega fires ,especially after chickie

Yeah, just burn 'em off......and go uptown...... ;D



After de-baconizing, then I was ready to do some vegan 'turds.......


Them dawgs on the top rack there.....bacon free......
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Hogsy

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013, 07:07:32 PM »
I must suffer from OCD cause I clean after every cook
I hate cooking on something that smells like what I cooked last time
And I love lifting the grill and having a nice clean cooking area
I mean you guys wash your plates and cutlery after you use them don't you???
I'm only 2 or 3 kettles away from being that creepy guy down the street with all the Webers
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Eastex

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Clean grill???
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013, 07:29:08 PM »
Butcher paper and bare hands, unless I'm in a hurry then you just eat straight from the grate



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« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 07:33:44 PM by Eastex »

HankB

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 08:01:15 PM »
I cleaned the lid on my mini-WSM (SJS) today. I couldn't move the upper vent without warming it up with a fire.
kettles, smokers...


Bman

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 08:11:02 PM »
I mean you guys wash your plates and cutlery after you use them don't you???
I don't wash the cast iron skillets.  ;)
I've always had gas...  And now a bunch of kettles because of this place.  Thanks!

Craig

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 08:59:36 PM »
Mine get the full inside-out treatment at least once a year, I detail my bowls and lids several times a year, my kettles are like classic cars. I drive them, and I wash them. On my One Touch kettles, I remove and clean the hex nut and thumbscrew to keep it from rusting solid, twice a year. (a beeyatch to drill out), I'll be interested to see how the "H" style holds up. As for the grates, I do a burn off, fire's the best cleaner.
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zavod44

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 06:47:38 PM »
My main cookers get a decent scraping before every cook, once a year I try to give them a good cleaning....
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javahog2002

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2013, 05:50:40 AM »
Butcher paper and bare hands, unless I'm in a hurry then you just eat straight from the grate



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I brush my grills before cooking and I bet the 400-500 degree heat will sterilize them.

BTW.  Looks like someone went to Rudy's or someplace in Lockhart, Llano or Austin.  :)
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Eastex

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Re: Clean grill???
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2013, 06:15:24 AM »
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