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    Grilltastic grate cleaner review

    Mrs Mosca insisted I pick something to get for Christmas (remember Christmas? We were so innocent then), so I told her this would be nice. I grilled some chicken yesterday, and instead of doing a burn-off, I let the BGE cool down and I cleaned the grate today.

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    First, this thing is BIG. like, as long as your arm. It isn’t heavy, but it appears to be well made, from high quality plastic and strong metal. The cord is heavy duty and is three prong. Use is simple and intuitive, and doesn’t really need instructions: fill the reservoir with water, aim, and push the red button.

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    When working, the head vibrates and the machine shoots voluminous amounts of steam. It’s pretty impressive!

    I worked each side of the grate for about a minute, trying a few different directions and alignments before quickly settling on the brush head aligned in the grate grooves. I used a little bit of pressure, but I didn’t bear down. I believe the result speaks for itself:


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    What I like best is the nooks and crannies, the little places where a regular brush doesn’t go. This is one seriously clean grill grate!

    It’s a buck ten on Amazon, but I got it for an even hunnert at Williams-Sonoma. Honestly, I probably wouldn’t spent that on it, but as a gift, it’s nice that it performs. You’ll get what you paid for, definitely.

    Will it hold up? Well, there’s nothing cheap-feeling about it, that’s for sure. I’d say that this will still be working 10 years from now. Let’s hope so, anyhow! That would come to $10/year, which is a deal.
    Last edited by Mosca; April 8, 2020, 12:45 PM. Reason: Forgot to add the before picture!

    #2
    Wow that warrants some serious consideration. Great review man, thanks for showing us that. Cleaning grates is the bane of every barbecuer's existence.

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      #3
      I've used mine a couple of times and am very happy with its performance.

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        #4
        I got one of he cheaper ones - the grill daddy (before the price went up to where it is now, I think I paid $39 for it) and it works OK, but not as good as that one. After I wear this one out, maybe...

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          #5
          I am impressed. The cheap way to use steam is to soak two or three layers of newspaper in water, wrap the grill in it and place back in the cooker with all the vents shut. Leave in for about ten minutes, take it out, unwrap and clean your grill.

          I would use your tool more than I would do this especially since I don’t subscribe to the newspaper. It may work for someone, but it is looking like this is my next purchase.

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            #6
            You know what works great? A hot grill and a bowl of water to dip your wire brush in. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best.
            Last edited by Attjack; April 8, 2020, 03:11 PM.

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            • Mosca
              Mosca commented
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              Yeah, but she wanted to get me a Christmas gift.

            • Chuck in Charlotte
              Chuck in Charlotte commented
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              And you can't wrap a bowl of water.

            • HouseHomey
              HouseHomey commented
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              I don't subscribe to papers anymore either. Ruined my iPad!!!

            #7
            Me, I don't clean mine I just get a new grate with every 3 cooks, but to each their own. Of course I kid... it's every 5 cooks, I'm not wealthy. But thank you for the review. Meathead has a very positive review on this and he loved it too (he gave it a Platinum medal!) Currently a buffalo under a hunnit on Williams Sonoma.

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            • Dewesq55
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              Wow! New profile pic/avatar. Huskee . Beautiful family photo. Keep them all safe and well!

            #8
            Great new avatar, Huskee . What a beautiful family.

            Kathryn

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            • Huskee
              Huskee commented
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              Thank you Kathryn

            #9
            I have always been a sucker for gadgets, and I like to keep my grates really clean. But there is 0% chance I would have wanted this gadget until I saw that sparkling clean grate.

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            • Mosca
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              Tell you what, I was impressed. Cleanest it’s been since new.

            #10
            Maybe they should call it the Grilltastic great cleaner?

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