Cleaning grill grates

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by muscleoverimport69, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    What is the best way to clean the grates after you use them. Any special tricks or just a good cleaning while the grates are hot. Does anyone put any type of oil on them.
  2. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just "burn" em off by crankin the grill up then wire brush and spray w/ Grilling Pam. Smoker grates... I throw on the grill and do the same.
  3. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    Ok Thank you
  4. brandsbay

    brandsbay Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I just give them a good wire brush and sometimes a brush with some veg oil up near the firebox.
  5. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I just clean them with a grill brush while still warm. If they get really bad then I find an excuse to grill something in the main chamber and "burn" the junk off while the grill is warming up
  6. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    if they are really nasty and you have a self cleaning oven toss them in there, that is what I do. But then you need to season them again.
  7. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    If it wasn't for cleaning off my chargriller grates my gas grill wouldn't see much use at all . Brush 'em , toast 'em , brush 'em , put back on smoker while still warm and wipe with fresh oil or spray with pam.
  8. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    Thanks all. I donty have a gas grill (was raised to hate em) even though they are good when hurricanes hit. I never thought about the oven. Thanks again
  9. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Like everyone else, after I'm done smoking, I open the damper wide open and get it as hot as I can, then brush the grates with a wire brush and spray with some Pam or brush with cooking oil.

    Just be sure that the racks aren't coated with that black coating that keeps them from rusting, self cleaning ovens reach really high temps and can cause that coating to burn. I have put my old cast iron skillets in the self cleaning mode to remove the old "seasoning" and re seasoned them. Just my 2¢ [​IMG]

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