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  • fracmeister
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1225
    • Sprang, TX
    • Dances with lemmings

      (and smokes on a Yoder 640, raises bees and shoots a .408 WIndrunner) "come la notte i furti miei seconda"

    Clean off competition

    Compared goo gone, gps 66, simple green, 409 and "super clean"

    Thats the order they finished in. goo gone really powerful, good foaming, dangerous to use on stone, aluminum, etc.
    next two about the same.
    last two not so much.

    Any others you like much better?
  • fracmeister
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1225
    • Sprang, TX
    • Dances with lemmings

      (and smokes on a Yoder 640, raises bees and shoots a .408 WIndrunner) "come la notte i furti miei seconda"

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    • Steve R.
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 2282
      • Elizabethtown, KY
      • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

      #3
      What exactly are you cleaning? Sort of related, but I found out a few years ago (after parking too close to some pine trees one day) that the original orange Goo Gone does an amazing job of removing tree sap from vehicles without damaging the paint. Literally wipes right off with a paper towel.

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      • fracmeister
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1225
        • Sprang, TX
        • Dances with lemmings

          (and smokes on a Yoder 640, raises bees and shoots a .408 WIndrunner) "come la notte i furti miei seconda"

        #4
        Originally posted by Steve R. View Post
        What exactly are you cleaning? Sort of related, but I found out a few years ago (after parking too close to some pine trees one day) that the original orange Goo Gone does an amazing job of removing tree sap from vehicles without damaging the paint. Literally wipes right off with a paper towel.
        I am mainly cleaning the grates and greasy interior surfaces. The exteriors are easy to clean with many products. The original goo gone is great but this stuff is pretty caustic. Enough so that they caution you to avoid aluminum and stone... yike, it dissolves rocks. (ok, Hcl makes short work of limestone). Its active ingredients are Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether and Poly(oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl), alpha-undecyl-omega-hydroxy. I am guessing those aren't good for you.

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        • Steve R.
          Steve R. commented
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          Yeah, when I saw that it is oven cleaner I knew that was a lot different than the original. Anyway, my electric pressure washer is what I use instead of any chemicals. That and my newly acquired CharGon scraper, followed by wiping down with a paper towel.
      • glitchy
        Club Member
        • Jul 2019
        • 559
        • Central IA
        • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
          w/ Big Joetisserie, SnS LP, and Vortex
          Weber SmokeFire EX4
          Weber Q1000
          Fireboard 2 Drive
          Anova Precision Sous Vide

        #5
        Simple Green or Traeger's All Natural Grill Cleaner are the only things I've ever sprayed inside of a grill and I don't really even like doing that very well so I usually do a really hot burn after I use them. Normally, I try to let heat do most of the hard work and then just scrape with a plastic putty knife and a rag.

        I haven't tried the Grill Blazer for cleaning yet though, that could be fun. It sure will light a pile of charcoal quickly.

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        • Cheef
          Club Member
          • Oct 2015
          • 585

          #6
          For stainless steel I just started using Spray 9. It is AMAZING!
          https://www.amazon.com/Spray-Nine-26...ag=googhydr-20

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          • coupster
            Club Member
            • Jul 2016
            • 52
            • BlueRidge Mtns

            #7
            Cook's Illustrated has a DIY Goo Gone recipe. I have no experience with it and I'm not sure it's up to the grill cleaning task, but at least it won't take your fingerprints with the goo.




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            • Dadof3Illinois
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 834
              • Southeast Illinois

              #8
              I just throw my kettle grates in my gasser, turn it up on “hot as the sun” and bake the grime off. Then just scrape down the inside of the kettle bowls with a 2” brass putty knife.

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              • fracmeister
                fracmeister commented
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                https://www.homedepot.com/p/The-Plum...dalType=drawer you can get online. sizes up to 32" al or plastic

              • fzxdoc
                fzxdoc commented
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                I use the Plumber's Choice 30 inch one, Dadof3Illinois . (Link in fracmeister's post)

                It works nicely for my 24" WSCGC grate.

                K.

                Kathryn
                Last edited by fzxdoc; August 14, 2020, 06:25 AM.

              • surfdog
                surfdog commented
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                Yep...whatever doesn’t get obliterated by the heat can eventually be blasted off by the pressure washer. The only chemicals that go inside my cookers are edible.
            • Donw
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 2983

              #9
              My goto is a combo of these:
              1. Wire wheels, either wire or brass depending on the surface
              2. Citrus based cleaner like Zep’s
              3. Water to rinse.
              4. Oil to re-season.

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