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Do I need to use a special spatula for porcelain-coated cast iron grill grates?

Tonyjlive Jun 14, 2007 12:29 PM

I know I have to use a special cleaning tool, but do I have to use a special spatula as to not scratch the porcelain?

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    renov8r Jun 14, 2007 02:04 PM

    No, stainless steel is the way to go. Silicone will melt.

    And who told you to use a "special cleaning tool"? What sort are they trying to sell??

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    1. re: renov8r
      Tonyjlive Jun 14, 2007 06:34 PM

      I heard that somewhere and also at the place where I bought the grill. It's a small little thing with thwo prongs of spiraled metal. Like a compressed whisk or something.
      Thanks for the heads up on silicone

      1. re: renov8r
        Quine Jun 14, 2007 06:56 PM

        silicone will melt???? On what planet? If you are cooking at temps high enough to melt silicone tools, your problems are way more than anyone here.

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          renov8r Jun 15, 2007 08:52 AM

          On earth, and every other point in the universe, even elemental Si melts, albeit at a higher temperature than one would generally cook at: www.webelements.com/webelements/ elements/text/Si/heat.html

          Propane has a maximum flame temperature of 5,090 degrees Fahrenheit. natural gas is 5,018 degrees Fahrenheit -- http://www.twi.co.uk/j32k/protected/band_3/jk49.html

          Even charcoal will burn at 2012 degrees Fahrenheit --
          http://www.fweb.org.uk/Dean/deanhist/charcoal.htm

          All the tools say things like "safe to 600 degree". The best searing happens at a much higher temperature. -- http://staging.ruthschris.com/news/de...

          Questions?

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