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    Storing GrillGrates When Not In Use

    How/Where To Store GrillGrates When Not In Use

    I'm following the manufacturer's recommendation to just brush/scrape them and not wash them.

    Trouble is, they stay a bit greasy/oily. I sprayed a little avocado oil on them when I cooked fish the other day.

    After brushing and a little wiping, I have been putting them in a paper Trader Joe's bag. I put that bag in another TJs bag today since the first one was getting a bit oily itself.

    I'm not using them for every cook, so I don't want them on my grill all the time. Also want them off when I am cleaning the regular grates, vacuuming out ash, etc.

    Any suggestions about keeping GrillGrates so they won't be so messy ?

    Thanks!

    #2
    Can you just get them super hot and burn off the oil/grease and then simply store them dry?

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    • zzdocxx
      zzdocxx commented
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      Dog, the reason I got them is that the Traeger smoker grills, they don't get super hot. I would love to do as you suggest but as you see there is a dilemma.

      What type of cooker are you using ?
      Last edited by zzdocxx; August 16, 2020, 07:42 PM.

    • surfdog
      surfdog commented
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      zzdocxx Ah! Got it...and I could see that being an issue. My father has a Traeger, and I’m pretty certain it wouldn’t hit the temps needed to burn stuff off.

      Have you tried a pressure washer? I use one periodically if I’ve got excess gunk.

      As for me...my go to charcoal is the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center (what a pretentious moniker) and for gas it’s a Weber Summit Platinum D6. (They excel at absurdly long names. LOL) I also have a Dyna-Glo but that lives at a friends house.

    #3
    I just turn up the temp at the end of my cook to burn off any grease. Once they cool down I store them in a bucket in the garage that I lug to and from the grill. I don't leave them on my grill as I live in a wooded area and too many critters like to eat what is left on them and then leave droppings letting me know that they were there.

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    • zzdocxx
      zzdocxx commented
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      Yes the critters, including flies which seem to be interested in them.

      What type of cooker are you using ?

    #4
    For the set I use on my pellet grill, I usually take inside and wash before storing. After a number of cooks thy seem fairly well seasoned. I have not found they need a lot of oil, but if they do, I brush some on before cooking.

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    • zzdocxx
      zzdocxx commented
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      I have been tempted to do that also, it's just that on their website I think they said to only do that once every six months or so.

      But maybe their way is not practical for some of us . . .

    #5
    That's why I rehomed mine, they work great.. but not great enough to be something that lives on and off the grill. If I had a grill they had full size custom fit for, they'd live on that grill forever no problem though.

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    • Steve R.
      Steve R. commented
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      My thoughts exactly. I love the concept and the performance, but hated trying to clean then. I solved that problem when got rid of the Grill Grates and the gas grill I bought them for.

    #6
    I have a large plastic tub with cover I got at Walmart. It serves 2 purposes. I store the somewhat dirty GGs in it. When I want to thoroughly clean the GGs, I use the tub with Simple Green, soak them for a couple of hours, then scrub off the grates with a scrubber sponge.

    Not sure of the specific one I have, but it is similar to this:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite...-Unit/49533207

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    • zzdocxx
      zzdocxx commented
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      Good idea, I could put my grill brushes etc in there too.

    • synodog
      synodog commented
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      Hmm...going to give this a try.

    #7
    I use mine about 1 in 5 cooks on a kamado. Store them in the garage and don't want to attract any critters so I feel the need to clean them up a bit. Good old SOS pads take off the grease and seem to leave the seasoning, I still have to scrape off the charred bits.

    I don't even follow all my doctor's recommendations, so I don't feel too bad about not following the Grillgrates recommendations either.

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      #8
      Just used dawn and scrubbed mine. I go against doctors’ orders too sometimes. 🙃

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        #9
        Next you guys will be telling me you jaywalk !

        Last edited by zzdocxx; August 17, 2020, 08:47 PM.

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          #10
          Another vote for washing & scrubbing with Dawn.

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            #11

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            • zzdocxx
              zzdocxx commented
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              The famous flame thrower !

              Love this sous-vide everything guy.

              https://youtu.be/FJLS3P1OLxA

              I have a torch I use, it has a special $3 nozzle I put on a bernzomatic 8000.

              Works OK but the flame thrower, that would be fun !

            • JGo37
              JGo37 commented
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              zzdocxx the first time I torched our sidewalk to the driveway my wife said 'you are crazy, the neighbors think you're crazy, but that is badass'.

            • zzdocxx
              zzdocxx commented
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              I love it !

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