Getting a stainless barbecue grill grate clean can be an arduous task. The less time and energy you spend getting the grate clean the more time you have to focus on making yummy barbecue! This is a guide to cleaning a stainless grill grate.
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I have found the best way to clean a grill grate is to place foil on the grates. First, cover the top of the grate with foil. Then turn the grill on. Wait for 10 - 15 minutes and remove the foil. The grill should be much easier to wipe/scrub down. The foil allows the heat to concentrate more on the grill grates instead of flowing through like normal.
To clean my grill grates, I lay them on newspaper on the patio and spray them with oven cleaner. Then I leave them overnight. The next morning I wash them in the sink, using a scotchbrite or similar cleaning pads. They look good as new!
Dirty BBQ grates? Burnt on food in a pan? Rims on you tires? To clean the messiest grills, pans, and cars tire rims easily, use that aluminum foil you were just about to wad up and toss into the garbage. It works great instead of those scouring pads you are always buying. Get all your money's worth, instead of just part, out of your foil. Put it to work one more time before tossing into the trash.
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We have recently purchased a Charbroil Quantum infrared grill with stainless steel grill grates and underpans. We really, really love how the meats turn out.
We've used it only 4 times, for two people, but from the mess of it, you'd swear we grilled a side of beef! I want the grates to be as clean as when they were new. We've done the "leave it on high for 15 minutes" afterburn, soaked them in Dawn, used oven cleaner, and soaked them in washing soda and borax. Then, I just got out a medium steel wool and used Barkeepers' Friend (oxalic acid). The Barkeepers' did the trick, but if I have to use that much elbow grease, I've threatened that we're all going vegan!
Could someone out there please tell me how to get these parts clean?
Try spraying the grill rack with Pam or another cooking oil before heating up the grill. Or dip a clean rag into cooking oil and wipe it on. Heat the grill for 10 mins. on high and you're good to go. When you're done cooking turn on the grill and heat it up on high for 10 more minutes. Then use your choice of cleaning tools to scrape off the left overs.
Remember - fire is a great purifier - while the grill might look icky it really is bacteria free because of the fire.
I had a friend who insisted on scrubbing the grill to the point of being "like new" she used this technique and was delighted because she said she could spray the grill with a garden hose and it was so easy to clean up.
I have read that you can spray your grate with Easy Off oven cleaner and put it in a trash bag and let it sit. It will loosen the buildup and you can remove it kind of like cleaning the oven. I haven't tried it yet, but seriously thinking about it.