The household weber gets a wire brush after a preheat at 400+ degrees, they are porcelain coated steel. They don't need to be washed unless they are catching on fire all the time, the flavorizer bars that cover the burners just need a scrap every now and then. The Charbroil silver also has porcelain coated grates, no need for washing, just brush off the large crap, get the smoker up to temp, and wire brush again, coat with spray anti-adherant, good to go. The Lang has steel expanded metal grates, they get scraped and wire brushed with a very stiff stainless steel brush. The logburner gets ramped up to 400 degrees or more, a fast spray with the hose(steam cleaning in a massive way), and then another brush with the stiff brush, and before the food goes on, a good spray down with spray anti-adherant (GFS brand). On occasion after huge cooks, I pull the grates off, scrape the gunk off the reverse flow baffle, and pressure wash the grates, and re season. Its amazing how much stuff gets on that baffle with 100-120 lb cook sessions.
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9/24/08 at 9:32pm