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Old 08-31-13, 07:22 PM
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How do you clean your grill?

Your BBQ grill.

Do you remove the grates and scrub them down or just scrape them and then burn off any residue when you preheat it the next time you use it?
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Old 08-31-13, 07:40 PM
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I give em a scrape afterwards and before (after preheating) if necessary. Apply oil with folded paper towel and tongs beforehand
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I give em a scrape afterwards and before (after preheating) if necessary. Apply oil with folded paper towel and tongs beforehand
Same.
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I keep the grill on at max for a few minutes afterwards, turn it off, and then scrape while the plate is still extremely hot. This gets rid of all the residue... at least for me.
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Originally Posted by daihard View Post
I keep the grill on at max for a few minutes afterwards, turn it off, and then scrape while the plate is still extremely hot. This gets rid of all the residue... at least for me.
I used to do that until I forgot one time and used up my LP. Thankfully that's all that happened
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Originally Posted by daihard View Post
I keep the grill on at max for a few minutes afterwards, turn it off, and then scrape while the plate is still extremely hot. This gets rid of all the residue... at least for me.
but in the meantime your dinner is going cold.

I wait until after the meal once its completely cooled.

I also wipe the flat iron grates w/olive oil on a paper towel before I preheat, it helps prevent sticking.
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but in the meantime your dinner is going cold.

I wait until after the meal once its completely cooled.

I also wipe the flat iron grates w/olive oil on a paper towel before I preheat, it helps prevent sticking.
That's the exact same grill (Q200) we have.

Yes, my method get the dinner going cold. Wife has no issue with it. She eats while I'm cleaning the grill...
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I've been tempted to throw such things into the oven set to self clean.
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
just scrape them and then burn off any residue when you preheat it the next time you use it?
I do that ^^

I oil with a balled up paper bag if doing fish or chicken. Burgers, steak and bacon don't really need oil.
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Old 09-01-13, 06:46 AM
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Well I use a charcoal grill, I like the taste better than LP, so it stays hot long after I am done cooking which burns most of the stuff off, then I just use a grill brush to get the rest off before I cook. Every so often I use oven cleaner to get the residual stuff off.

I use wood chips when I cook, depending on what I am cooking I will use one of three, woods, apple, hickory or mesquite.
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Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice View Post
Well I use a charcoal grill, I like the taste better than LP, so it stays hot long after I am done cooking which burns most of the stuff off, then I just use a grill brush to get the rest off before I cook. Every so often I use oven cleaner to get the residual stuff off.

I use wood chips when I cook, depending on what I am cooking I will use one of three, woods, apple, hickory or mesquite.
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Clean the grill?

Hmmmm
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Old 09-01-13, 07:29 AM
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Clean the grill?

Hmmmm
Same here...I don't clean it up unless there's excessive cheese ooze from the last round of cheeseburgers. I've never noticed a difference in taste.
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Clean the grill?

Hmmmm
Grill? We don't need no stinking grills. We bind our victims, then hurl them into the umu.
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
Clean the grill?

Hmmmm
A co-worker of mine used to do that until here husband went out, turned it on to preheat it, and proceeded to immolate a family of field mice. Needless to say, they now thoroughly clean the grill after each use.
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Grill? We don't need no stinking grills. We bind our victims, then hurl them into the umu.
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Old 09-01-13, 08:33 AM
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Grill? We don't need no stinking grills. We bind our victims, then hurl them into the umu.
Do you use an ulu to portion the long pig up?
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
A co-worker of mine used to do that until here husband went out, turned it on to preheat it, and proceeded to immolate a family of field mice. Needless to say, they now thoroughly clean the grill after each use.
My parents completely clean theirs after every use for that reason. No wonder they rarely grill and the 6 year old grill looks new...
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A co-worker of mine used to do that until here husband went out, turned it on to preheat it, and proceeded to immolate a family of field mice. Needless to say, they now thoroughly clean the grill after each use.
We went to open our grill beginning of this spring to use it and found a cute little mousie had turned it into a bungalow. We put the cover back on offered it our neighbors and went and bought a new one.
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We went to open our grill beginning of this spring to use it and found a cute little mousie had turned it into a bungalow. We put the cover back on offered it our neighbors and went and bought a new one.
Same thing happen to us, but we just closed the grill and let the mice have it, been a little over a year and they still live there.
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
I've been tempted to throw such things into the oven set to self clean.
You might need to check the oven directions first. Mine says to remove the oven racks before cleaning because they can't handle the high heat for an extended amount of time.

I usually just scrape the grill grates down and then burn off residue with the next preheat. I got a new gas grill this year and it has those flavorizer bars underneath the grill that are getting gunky. I'll probably have to take those out and clean them in the sink.
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I much prefer the taste charcoal (where it'd stay hot long afterwards, and could just scrape down - I knew some people that burned everything off with lots of lighter fluid at next start, but I was always a chimney man), but I think my wife has been leaning hard enough that the next one will be gas because it's so much faster to get things to temperature.
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Use to soak and scrape, but switched to charcoal and downsized. Now I just lay the flat on top of the dishes in the dishwasher. Afterwards, and flakes that remain attaches, just rub my fingers over and they fall off.
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I soak mine in Efferdent, and then gently polish it with a good quality jewelry polishing cloth.
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
I much prefer the taste charcoal (where it'd stay hot long afterwards, and could just scrape down - I knew some people that burned everything off with lots of lighter fluid at next start, but I was always a chimney man), but I think my wife has been leaning hard enough that the next one will be gas because it's so much faster to get things to temperature.
Charcoal cooking definitely adds a flavor to the meat which I think is fine for beef but it ruins the flavor of seafood.

I also have a hard time controlling the temperature when using charcoal.

Im a propane fan. "taste the meat not the heat">hank hill.
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