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Grill Talk => Weber Grill Forum (Grills, Accessories) => Topic started by: jimz on December 02, 2018, 11:21:26 AM

Title: Cleaning
Post by: jimz 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.
Thanks


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Title: Re: Cleaning
Post by: GrillGuyMosier 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.
Title: Re: Cleaning
Post by: pbe gummi bear on December 02, 2018, 12:52:06 PM
Oven cleaner will etch aluminum so keep it off the vents and legs.
Title: Re: Cleaning
Post by: michaelmilitello on December 02, 2018, 02:15:09 PM
Dawn soap and hot water are a good alternative, too. 


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Title: Re: Cleaning
Post by: jimz on December 03, 2018, 12:47:28 AM
thanks guys!
Title: Re: Cleaning
Post by: hawgheaven on December 03, 2018, 04:41:02 AM
Dawn soap and hot water are a good alternative, too. 

^^This^^

And a good scrub brush.
Title: Re: Cleaning
Post by: HoosierKettle 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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Title: Re: Cleaning
Post by: glend123 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.
Title: Re: Cleaning
Post by: Dave in KC 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 (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)

Title: Re: Cleaning
Post by: 1buckie 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.....
Title: Re: Cleaning
Post by: TD on December 04, 2018, 01:06:15 PM
I use SOS pads.
Title: Re: Cleaning
Post by: Filibuster 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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