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BBQ cleaning

I have a Dickinson Sea-B-Q (great BBQ!) and I have been cleaning it with Easy-Off oven cleaner (which, if I'm not mistaken, is basically lye) .It works fine to remove most of the dirt, but now I have some places with with a thicker accumulation of "crusty" black stuff that just won't come off with Easy-Off. I don't want to scrape it off as I think roughening the otherwise polished metal will just encourage more dirt to stick. What do people use to clean their BBQ? I was thinking some kind of acid solution might remove the caked on burnt fat. Any ideas?

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Re: BBQ cleaning

For my bbq at home I first pressure wash the grate every so often and clean with bar keeper's friend. I also rub down the grill after each use with a soaking wet towel as soon as I take the food off (watch your fingers).
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Re: BBQ cleaning

crank it up to high and let it burn for an hour or so, then knock off the worst of it with a wooden scraper, like a wooden spatula, then get the rest with a brass bristle brush. Niehter the soft brass bristles or the spatula will scar the stainless, if used judiciously.

Don't think of the crusty stuff as dirt, think of it as "smoke", adding flavour to your dishes.

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What do people use to clean their BBQ?
I use my guests.

Invite a few people for a BBQ and then at the oportune moment rush down stairs, pop your head back up and yell, "Hey, Bill, do us a favour and give the grill a bit of a clean?"

Give him 10 minutes and then come up and have a look. If its not clean to your satisfaction say loudly: "I'm not eating off that, its filthy! Hey, Girls have a look at this. Is that clean enough for you?"


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Re: BBQ cleaning

The grill isn't a problem. I soak it for a day in soapy water and it comes out clean with a scotch bright scouring pad. The problem is the BBQ itself. I think Mark has the right idea about putting guests to work ...

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We need to call in the expert ...

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crank it up to high and let it burn for an hour or so, then knock off the worst of it with a wooden scraper, like a wooden spatula
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Re: BBQ cleaning

I consider the black stuff ambiance . More critical is keeping the burner ports clean. I use a gas welders tip cleaner. It's a wire file in a holder like a feeler gauge. indispensable on a gas barbi.
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