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Just Found The Best Tool For Scrubbing MES Racks

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After letting them soak overnight, I used a Barbeque scrubber on them. These are about $4 at HD and have a synthetic Brillo on one side and a stainless brush on the other. There is also a scraper on there. This made for the easiest clean up ever.

post #2 of 12

Presoak, scrape the chunks off and in the dishwasher.

Cleans up nice!

 

 

TJ

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post #3 of 12

I fired up my gas brinkman, got it blazing hot and burned them off.  Dishwasher after that,

post #4 of 12

I put them in the sink to soak with some oxyclean. They clean right up..

post #5 of 12

"Oxyclean".....Never thought of that!

 

Got some racks to clean right now and gonna try this trick.

 

 

Todd

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post #6 of 12

Let us know how well it works.

 

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"Oxyclean".....Never thought of that!

 

Got some racks to clean right now and gonna try this trick.

 

 

Todd



 

post #7 of 12

Spraying the racks with vegetable oil before use makes clean-up a lot easier too. Maybe most everyone already knows this and does this, but I thought I would mention it anyway.

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Just had a service call on the new Profile dishwasher for a clogged drain. Got it done under warranty. It wasn't from the racks, but general clean up. Soak and scrub will always be the last part of the fun. 

post #9 of 12

Judy cleans them!

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Judy cleans them!



Can I send mine down to ya for her to clean too biggrin.gif

 

I just soak them for a while and they wash right off easy

 

post #11 of 12

I must caution everyone one regarding the use of abrasives and scouring pads on chrome plated cooking grates. I have a small GOSM which I can no longer use the grates for food contact due to wearing off the chrome plating from cleaning with scouring pads. 3M Scotch-Brite and hot soapy water, along with a dish cloth to finish it up, were my weapons of grate destruction for the past year that I used that smoker, and I quickly learned how fast the chrome can be rubbed off with that method of cleaning. The chrome is gone on the majority of the grate wires, with copper-clad now showing, which causes oxidation of any meats that contact it during cooking...nasty green colored grate marks are the result. I have noticed a few spots which the copper-clad has worn off, and bare steel wite is now exposed.

 

Since learning of this, I now just fire my smokers to high heat and run a brass or stainless grill brush across the grates to knock off the crud. If it's charcoal fired smoker, I run the grate over an outdoor cooker propane burner while brushing it off.

 

Eric

post #12 of 12

Nothing like the words of experience to put an angle on the situation.  I've always found a good soaking with Joy and a nylon brush work good enough.  Oh yes, I do use a Food Release Spray that works wonders.  Same thing as veggie oil or pam but intended for hot flat grills.

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