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randyjl Jun 4, 2012 06:40 PM

What's the best way to clean stainless steel gas grill grates? I have scrubbed. I have put them in my self cleaning oven and that cleaned them great. I brush them while hot each time I use them. I put oil on them last time just before putting the pork on. It still stuck. Now I am stuck!

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    janniecooks RE: randyjl Jun 5, 2012 01:12 AM

    Heat the grill on high, then let 'er burn for five or ten minutes, that should burn off the residue. If burning off the gunk doesn't work put the grates in a black plastic bag, toss in a cup of ammonia, seal the bag up tight, and leave the bag on your driveway overnight. Next day open carefully (the fumes will knock you out), remove the grate and rinse with a hose. That should get them nice and clean.

    1. bagelman01 RE: randyjl Jun 5, 2012 03:29 AM

      Your problem may not be the grates, but the pork!

      Pork today is bred so lean that it doesn't have enough fat to lubriceate the cooking surface and it sticks.

      A couple of years ago I read an article in cooks illustrated on how to cook a moist pork chop and they found the best way to cook the modern lean pork was tgo put the pork in a room temp pan and then turn the heat on to medium and cook. No stick and moist.

      I tried this and it works, I have since used this method with pork (chops, roasts, tenderloin) on my Weber gas grill with great sucess.

      I also put the grates in the self cleaning oven, brush when hot after cooking, but nevr oil before cooking

      1. BiscuitBoy RE: randyjl Jun 5, 2012 08:02 AM

        get your grill hot, hot, then have at'em with a wire brush brush (sorry Chuck, don't need your nanny-state laws in my grill)...If really bad flip the grates, let them sit for 5 mins, brush them again

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