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Why do I do this?

Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by CJ, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    We have perfectly good fall and spring weather when it is not 100 degrees but I picked today to deep clean the gas grill and dig up and replace some dead landscaping.
     
  2. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Beats me, I've never cleaned a grill in my life.
     
  3. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    Admit it CJ, you just wish you lived in Arizona. :)
     
  4. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member

    Deep seated sense of guilt? (kidding). Looking at it positively - That's what farm hands face on a daily basis for living on near minimum pay. You get to do it voluntarily.
     
  5. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Puritan Work ethic, has awaken your deep seated (repressed) guilt
    and motivated you into manual labor, Penitential labor, thus wiping
    penitent dust from your brow hoping you can make amends and establish
    a better Life balance.


    Other than that WTH were you thinking....perfectly good cold beers
    were in the refrig. in a perfectly redecorated home with functional AC.
     
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  6. Randy Rhoton

    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Everyone just be glad he wasn't complaining about running this place.
     
  7. claud

    claud Well-Known Member Donor

    Amen to that, Randy!!
     
  8. Phil A

    Phil A Active Member

  9. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    LOL. I've heard people talk like Mike B. about never cleaning a grill. In my experience keeping it relatively clean makes it perform better (more even heat, etc.) and makes it last longer. The Weber Genesis is actually fairly easy to clean as it has a false bottom that is removable. I cleaned the heat deflectors, the "flavorizer bars", the false bottom part, and the grates. I used the shop vac to get crud out of the body. I'm impressed at how well all the parts have held up. Weber makes good stuff.
     
  10. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Mine are mostly charcoal and have cast iron grates. A scraper and a wire brush is all I use on the grates. Scrape off the burnt bits from the last cook and then burnish with the wire brush before the new cook. After it gets hot I spray some cooking oil on it and that's all folks!
     
  11. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Be careful of wire brushes, especially as they get older.
    wires can and do beak off, and there's been more than one ER
    and infection due to an errant wire being ingested.
     
  12. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    Yeah, I've seen stories on that. Toss your brush out after a few years. Don't be a cheap ass. You know someone out there is using this:

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    I have seen an increase in non-bristle brushes like the one below but have read mixed reviews on how well they work. I'd prefer to just keep an eye on my brush and swap it when it gets old.

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  13. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Mine are either stainless steel or brass so's they don't rust and have molded plastic handles.
     
  14. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    The wires can still come loose over time.
     
  15. Phil A

    Phil A Active Member

  16. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    This thing is a great grate cleaner :p. It has a stainless steel coiled Brillo like pad, no bristles, and it actually shines the grates. It does uncoil if it catches on the edge of one of the grate bars. Pretty good for 5 bucks!

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  17. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    I use something quite similar
     
  18. Jason P

    Jason P Member War Zone Member

    I've started using a bunched up piece of tin foil (and a glove). Works about as well as the wire brushes used to.
     

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