New Q toy !!

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by waterinholebrew, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey all, I've used a few methods to clean my grates but always on the lookout for somethin new to try... The wire brushes scare the heck out of me after hearing of several incidents where a wire barb was ingested by someone... I tried a stone type cleaner but they never lasted a real long time.... Maybe I didn't get the right one ? So I seen this & figured I'd give it a shot... First time using it tonite & thought I'd share... I'll let ya know what I think of it a bit later or if someone already uses this type of cleaner, please give your 2 cents !

     
  2. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Never used one so please post a review...Looks interesting.

    The stone type cleaners do wonders for pizza stones and baking steels.

    John
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Is it just wood? Can't tell from the tiny pictures in my phone...
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Will do John, thanks ! Good info on the stones as well, thanks !

    Justin
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Case, yes... Solid oak !
     
  6. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]   Are the groves deep enough to clean the sides of the rods can't tell from picture.  Waiting your review.
     
  7. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Will be watching this one... Interested to see how long it takes to wear the grooves in it.... Is it thinner at the tip (the business end) as to promote wear grooves faster ??
     
  8. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My grates are expanded steel so it wouldn't work for me. I agree about the wire brushes. I stopped using them when I started cooking for large groups of people. I use one of those chain mails to get the big chunks followed by crumpled up tin foil. Works well for me. I like to leave a little seasoning on my grates.
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Like the way it looks,I'll see how you rate it later.Please post a link as to were you bought it.Thanks

    Richie
     
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks very interesting.

    Where did you get it?

    Al
     
  11. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    If it doesn't work you can always use it as a weapon of self defense.

    HT
     
  12. There is a place right across the street from me called The Woods that sells them only they don't have grooves in the blade. It's just a sharp bevel that is intended to make the grooves after considerable use. I have been considering one but was looking for some pros and cons. The people who sell them say they work great, but why would they say other wise? I have seen an onion sliced in half used to clean a grill by sticking a meat fork in it and scribing. Never tried it can't bring myself to waste an onion.😋
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the inquires all. Ok, here's my take on this new toy. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical but this had really good reviews on Amazon. ( I don't wanna post an off site link as I seen a thread here a couple weeks ago that was saying not to do so.) Anyway, if you are interested I did get this off Amazon... Just search for The Grate Scrape !

    So back to the review, I read that first you need to get your grill hot before using this the first few times as to get the grooves started. So, last night using the GMG I cranked it up to 400* & started the cleaning. The first use you do have to apply some decent pressure to get the grooves started, but that IMO is not a big deal as other methods I've used for cleaning the grates I've had to apply pressure as well. This did get the grates clean after taking the first few minutes to start working the grooves in the narrowed down scraper end & the grooves formed pretty easy, I was impressed with how easy the grooves started forming... You can actually once the grooves are formed put quite a bit of pressure on the grates with this & it worked pretty dang good. Some of the reviews mentioned that you could only use one of these per grill... I think I can use it with all my grills, I will just stagger the grooves so that each grill will have its own set of grooves... If this does or does not work, I will for sure update this thread ! So, only using this once so far I'd have to say that I'am impressed with this... So, the pros & cons so far... Pros so far: Seems to clean good & I think it'll get better as the grooves get a bit deeper after a few uses, No worries bout wire barbs accidentally coming off & possibly getting into the food... The grooves are easier to form than I expected, yet I think this thing will last a LONG time. Cons so far: Only thing I can think of which is really no big deal to me, but may need to occasionally put some oil on the wood so it stays somewhat hydrated.... I will also update with pros & cons as I see them come up.

    Thanks for reading this & feel free to ask me if there's a question you may have that I didn't cover... I'll do my best to answer it ! Below are some pics !

    Before use.


    After first use, grooves starting to form nice IMO !



    Thanks again for looking !
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Justin Thanks I will Google it and when I get a new grill I will most likely order one.Thanks agian

    Richie
     
  15. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No problem Richie, hope that review was somewhat helpful. If you end up having any other questions, just let me know !
     
  16. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Seems intersting,I always check my grates well as I had a bristle stick to a steak before it stuck right in my gum line wasn't too impressed so I learned the hard way!
     
  17. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's a cool tool!
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank for the review Justin. Time to go through my scrap wood pile...
     
  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad it was just in your gum though & not down your throat ! Scary stuff !

    Thanks, I think I'm gonna really like it !

    No problem Case !
     
  20. In the first pictures it looked like it had pre grooves. Now I see that it is just like the ones across the street.
     

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