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Old 08-15-10, 10:47 AM
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grill burners

what is the best way to clean the burners of a gas grill....will soaking them in hot water and dawn dishwater work?....anyother idea's...Thanks
 
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Assuming they are the cast iron type....I either put them in the oven during self clean...or put them in a sealed heavy plastic bag and spray with an oven cleaner (the stuff for cold oven/overnight use) then put them in a box of some sort and let them sit overnight. Should just wipe right off. Some bags will break down from the stronger cleaners...so don't put them on your deck or similar.

You can also do the bag thing and pour a cup or so of ammonia in the bag. Takes longer if really bad..but won't affect bags.

EDIT>>>>>Ack...just reread.....do you mean the actual burners for a BBQ grill? Or the grates?
 
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For cast iron grills, you can also throw them into a hot fire and leaved them overnight. This also is great for cast iron frying pans on camping trips when sand does not get them clean enough. Avoid soap and water.

If you use severe heat or chemicals, rubbing with vegetable oil and leaving then in a 350 degree oven for an hour will help to re-season them and eliminate or minimize cleaning.

If they grills are brushed well with a wire brush and sprayed with oil after use, they may never need the severe fire pit approach.

The mass of a the cast iron grill is important to cooking.

If you have wire grills just replace the grills since they are meant to be "consumable" costs.

My "portable" Weber grill weighs 85# because it is a cast aluminum body and cast iron grills (that are most of the weight) since I gave up on the throw-away grills after having a good grill (brand unknown) a few years ago.

Not a commercial for a brand, but for a concept.

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I have a weber 3 burner gas grill not sure if it cast or not.....how can I tell? Thanks
 
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I was in error. I was refering to the grills and not the burners.

Just go to the Weber site and check on the specifications for the actual burner themselves. The site give you the information on what the burners are made of and hopefully will have some instructions on cleaning and maintenance. The serial number or model number will make everything easier. - Sorry for any confusion.

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