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Jan 29, 2003 10:08 AM

Cleaning a Jenn Air grill pan?

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We tried out our new grill on our Jenn Air electric range last night with BBQ chicken, and found out what a cleaning job it is. The pan under the grill is crudded up and it's practically taken a chisel to clean it. The grill's grating itself is non-stick and cleans like a breeze.

Jenn Air says not to put foil in the pan (thanks to the lawyers, probably). In a real world, is there any harm to this? Cleaning suggestions etc?

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  1. I have a similar Thermador and always use foil. I am careful to make sure it stays away from the plug, though.

    1. I had one in a house i rented once. My advice--if you're the type who needs a spot-free pan under your grill, then don't use the grill. I don't want to sound sarcastic here, but the pan is extremely difficult to clean, and I don't think it's intended to be scrubbed clean after every use.

      1. I've had a Jennair for 20 years and love it. right now I have a gas but previously had an electric. Same clean-up routine for both,I just remove the grates and tray and run through dishwasher when necessary, I don't do this everytime I use it, usually I'll just paper towel off grease and bits from the grates and tray.

        1. We use our Jenn Air grill all the time. For cleaning the tray under the "rocks" I just use Formula 409. If the crud is really baked on I let the 409 sit for 5 or 10 minutes and it usually will soften stuff up quite nicely. If you use one of those plastic scouring sponges that will help a lot, too. Just don't scour too hard! I have given up on putting the grills and griddle into the dishwasher since it was beginning to take a toll on the non-stick surfaces. I just wash all the greasy stuff in the sink after I've done all the other dishes.