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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06 13 11:04 am    Post subject: Need help cleaning grates Reply with quote

I picked up a Weber one touch gold on Craigslist and am trying to clean the cooking grate, Oven cleaner and SOS not working too good, any tips. I really dont have anything big enough to soak it in. Any advice would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06 13 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heat them up with a torch till the bits are all crunchy, then work at them with wire wool and some clean green or other industrial cleaner!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06 13 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

......then hose off the "some industrial cleaner" and cook a FULL raft of 'TURDS & grease it up........

........work it like cast iron from then on out...... Laughing


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07 13 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1buckie wrote:
......then hose off the "some industrial cleaner" and cook a FULL raft of 'TURDS & grease it up........

........work it like cast iron from then on out...... Laughing


Happy Kettling !!!!



AHhhhh, Buckie, whatta you know about kettles?

Just sayin'. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07 13 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a self cleaning oven?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07 13 4:15 am    Post subject: Re: Need help cleaning grates Reply with quote

animal wrote:
I really dont have anything big enough to soak it in.


Grates will fit inside a garbage bag. You can spray with oven cleaner and soak them in there. I did 5 grates at a time in one bag.

Another thing I saw on a forum, get a small open end wrench, about 1/8" or whatever fits the wire best. You can slide the wrench along each wire on a dirty grate and it scrapes everything off, even the rust.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07 13 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plastic trash can lid flip it over fill with smoking hot water and dish soap let soak for a few drinks wipe off with cloth or brush may have to repeat and have few more drinks .
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09 13 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help cleaning grates Reply with quote

Pappy wrote:
animal wrote:
I really dont have anything big enough to soak it in.


Grates will fit inside a garbage bag. You can spray with oven cleaner and soak them in there. I did 5 grates at a time in one bag.

Another thing I saw on a forum, get a small open end wrench, about 1/8" or whatever fits the wire best. You can slide the wrench along each wire on a dirty grate and it scrapes everything off, even the rust.


Trash bags... What a great idea! This could have saved me a lot of grief last fall when I used my 3 year old's plastic kiddie pool. Wife was not to impressed with that one!

My garbage pail lid would have worked too!

Thanks for the tip!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10 13 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice, dont have a garbage can, the company supplies a dumpster, I have the plastic bag thing going on now but I am afraid this one may be too far gone. Time will tell but since I got a Weber one touch gold off Craigslist for $20 I guess another $20 isn't too bad. Other that the neglected grate the rest of it is in really good shape.



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10 13 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!!!!!Personally if i was cleaning my grates and oven cleaner and SOS wasen't working? I don't think i'd be putting my food on there. I'd just go out and buy new ones. But that's just me. Just a scary thought when you put food on things that look a little grundgey. Sorry. I'm a little sensitive when it comes to food. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17 13 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Find something like a beer tub or water heater pan, something it will fit your grate. Put the Grayson the container, the container in a trash bag and pour in ammonia. Close the bag and set it out in the sun. A few hours later the crust should fall off the grate with ease. I do this with the grates from my gas range whose baked on crud from spills takes hours of scrubbing with Bartenders Friend. If they have rusted, hit them with some aluminum foil balled up, use it like a Brillo pad. Then oil it good and put it over a med low fire on the grill to season.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17 13 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JimH wrote:
Find something like a beer tub or water heater pan, something it will fit your grate. Put the Grayson the container, the container in a trash bag and pour in ammonia. Close the bag and set it out in the sun. A few hours later the crust should fall off the grate with ease. I do this with the grates from my gas range whose baked on crud from spills takes hours of scrubbing with Bartenders Friend. If they have rusted, hit them with some aluminum foil balled up, use it like a Brillo pad. Then oil it good and put it over a med low fire on the grill to season.


Good idea, but what is this sun thing you speak about, I have 18" of snow in the yard and it is 10° outside Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17 13 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont think that is grease on that grate....im thinking its rust...and if they are that far gone where s.o.s pads won't clean it up....spend $20 bucks and buy a new one. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14 14 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another way... For my grills for the kettle and UDS, I built a square frame with scrap 2x2s, 1x2 would be fine too. Then I lay a trash bag over the frame, tucking under the edges. Put the grill on top of the bag and it settles in pushing the bag down. Then add soap of choice and water to cover.

Once done, I gather the corners of the bag, and carry it out in the yard and dump it. Now if you are using something stronger than dish soap, I would of course recommend a proper dump elsewhere.

Then, the bag is still available for use in the final yard cleanup after the party!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03 14 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use whatever containment device works for you; several good ideas above.............

I've also seen using a kettle lid itself, with the vent tightly taped shut.......

Fill w/ hot water & a quart of wht. vinegar......then as you're lowering into the bath, sprinkle your old baking soda that was used to keep the fridge fresh all across the grates.......

Let soak for a short time & then scrub every so often with nylon scrub pad, until the major crud (& rust) is gone.....

Clear with water , wipe down & cook something with some grease to it.....chicken or 'Turds.....

Treat basically like cast iron from there on out.........lite oiling after cookups............
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03 14 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was rust under all that rust, she is long gone and I bought a new one
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18 14 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this idea on the weber site. Really cool.
http://store.weber.com/accessories/category/gourmet-bbq-system/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04 15 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

animal wrote:
JimH wrote:
Find something like a beer tub or water heater pan, something it will fit your grate. Put the Grayson the container, the container in a trash bag and pour in ammonia. Close the bag and set it out in the sun. A few hours later the crust should fall off the grate with ease. I do this with the grates from my gas range whose baked on crud from spills takes hours of scrubbing with Bartenders Friend. If they have rusted, hit them with some aluminum foil balled up, use it like a Brillo pad. Then oil it good and put it over a med low fire on the grill to season.


Good idea, but what is this sun thing you speak about, I have 18" of snow in the yard and it is 10° outside Crying or Very sad


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