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    It’s finally finished…for now.

    A lot of sanding, some more pressure washing, a couple mistakes, and even a do-over or two (which caused more sanding and pressure washing…)

    Fired it up and played with temperatures yesterday, then cooked burgers and hot dogs. They turned out fine.

    I have a couple of beginner’s questions:

    1). How high of temperatures can this handle? After cooking, I wanted to do a high-heat burn off. I opened the vents a little over halfway. Temps got to 650ish at grate level and were still climbing. I chickened out, closed the vents and shut it down.

    2). Does anyone use a grate cleaner like the Grill Rescue brush on a ceramic grill? I have a cheap, generic one (to prove the benefits to SWMBO, to justify buying the original…) but worried that dripping air-temp (cool) water onto hot ceramic might be a bad idea.

    Thanks for all the info. I don’t post a lot, mostly because I can find almost all the info I need in prior posts. You all are a huge, stress-removing (which is rare on the inter webs…) resource.

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      Beautiful! Looks brand new, or likely even better than it did when new.


        I’m no help with your temperature question, but damn you did a good job! That looks great.


          Great job, it looks amazing. I hope it cooks as good as it looks!


            You will always be glad for the effort you put into this beautifully restored cooker! Nice job! Cook with pride. Very well done!


              Very well done.

              As long as you can put your hand on the outside, you can run it as hot as it will go safely. You can really go even hotter, but then it would be good to measure surface temps with an IR thermo.


                That looks great. Congratulations.


                  Gorgeous. Something to be very proud of. Now let’s get cooking! 😊🤣


                    Great job!
                    Thermal shock is definitely not a good thing for most ceramics. Heat and cool gradually is best for longevity. Throwing cold water on a really hot rock and pick out the splinters...


                      You did good. By taking the time to sand and prep you made that Teak oil finish pop. Something to be proud of.



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