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  • ZAL
    ZAL
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2
    • Tampa, FL

    Cleaning Smokers and Grills

    With all this time at home and not a lot to do, I thought it might be a good time to really give my smoker and grills a deep clean. Any recommendations on products and technique? I imagine there may be different approaches to different components (i.e. removable racks, flame shields, etc. vs inner and outer walls, fire boxes).
  • JeffJ
    Charter Member
    • Feb 2015
    • 2409
    • Michigan
    • Jeff

    #2
    What do you have in your arsenal?

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    • ZAL
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      CampChef Woodwind Pellet Smoker w/ Sear Box and Char-Griller Akorn
  • Max Good
    AmazingRibs.com's Keeper of the Flame
    • Jun 2014
    • 826
    • Max Good

    #3
    https://amazingribs.com/more-techniq...-your-grill-or

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    • GrillinNC
      Club Member
      • Sep 2018
      • 25

      #4
      Has anyone used steam cleaners on their grills? I have a Saber gas grill, I'd like to clean up the grates, they are pretty rough looking.

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      • Mosca
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 3366
        • PA
        • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

        #5
        https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...cleaner-review

        The Grilltastic is a wire brush with a steamer attached. If you have both separately you should be able to work it out.

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        • holehogg
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 2351
          • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

          #6
          Lots of elbow grease.

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          • Attjack
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            • Aug 2017
            • 3968
            • Primo XL
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            #7
            For the grates get your grill hot and dip a wire brush on water or run it under the faucet. Then steam-scrub your grate. It will dramatically clean up the grates. A metal paint scraper will help with the internal grill surfaces.

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            • ribeyeguy
              Charter Member
              • Jun 2015
              • 1297
              • S. E. Wisconsin
              • Weber Platinum Performer, 18"WSM, Smokenator, Slow 'n Sear.

              #8
              I have a Weber Performer and all that I do is hit the insides with a power washer and buy new grates every spring. I scrub the grates after every cook with some type of grate cleaner and aluminum foil but that's it.

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              • Cheef
                Club Member
                • Oct 2015
                • 658

                #9
                Occasionally when it looks like rain I will toss mine out and let them set in the grass over night.
                Finish them off with soap and water and it will amaze you how clean they will get.

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                • Blues1
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2020
                  • 331
                  • SC
                  • Steve

                    RecTec RT700, Weber Genesis 2

                  #10
                  Have a beer and pay somebody else to do it!

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