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jimz

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Cleaning
« on: December 02, 2018, 11:21:26 AM »
So Iím looking to give 3 of my grills a deep cleaning. Will easy off work on the outside of the kettle with out damaging the finish? Got some nasty spots that will need some serious help.
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GrillGuyMosier

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 12:21:12 PM »
The inside and outside are the same. Oven cleaner will not hurt it at all. But I found out that oven cleaner will damage the performer cart coating, it left spots. I would remove any handles, legs, or thermometers. Oven cleaner won't hurt the sweeps either.
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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 12:52:06 PM »
Oven cleaner will etch aluminum so keep it off the vents and legs.
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michaelmilitello

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 02:15:09 PM »
Dawn soap and hot water are a good alternative, too. 


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jimz

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 12:47:28 AM »
thanks guys!

hawgheaven

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 04:41:02 AM »
Dawn soap and hot water are a good alternative, too. 

^^This^^

And a good scrub brush.
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HoosierKettle

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 05:06:44 AM »
I canít imagine what could be so bad that would require oven cleaner. Fine steel wool and dawn should work fine. Maybe a razor scrape if necessary.


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glend123

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 08:28:49 AM »
Hot soapy water and a razor blade to start, then 0000 steel wool. Needs a fair amount of time and elbow grease also!  I would use the least aggressive method first and go from there.
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Dave in KC

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 08:43:34 AM »
I have had much success lately with the Oven/Grill Cleaner from Sams Club.
Dirt cheap also.  Let it sit for a couple hours and cut the elbow grease nonsense in half.

https://www.samsclub.com/sams/oven-fryer-grill-cln-3-x-32-ounce/prod9260461.ip?pid=_CSE_CSSGoogleFix_Connex_98_84724&source=ifpla&CAWELAID=730010300000968885


1buckie

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 09:52:02 AM »
Try soaking the cruddy areas with apple cider vinegar.......heavily moistened old bath towel, lay over an area for 10-15 minutes (possibly a little longer if the stuff's real old & hardened), then razor scrape at a LOW angle......
Cheery part is no nasty chemical residue & it cooks off in a few minutes when you heat up to Q.....
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TD

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 01:06:15 PM »
I use SOS pads.

Filibuster

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Re: Cleaning
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 06:31:53 PM »
   I'm with "Dave in KC"  oven cleaner cuts that bs in half. In some stubborn cases I've had to use oven cleaner and a razor instead of a plastic putty knife.

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