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Old 07-05-2005, 08:09 AM   #1
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Okay I'm trying to cover all of my bases before my Gator gets delivered. I was thinking over the weekend, how do you guys clean your grates on the offsets? I scrape and burn my WSM grates on the gasser, but the grates on the Gator will be too big. I was thinking I should just remove the grates and use the pressure washer to get the gunk off. I need suggestions!! Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:14 AM   #2
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A weed burner and a wire brush. You have to use cauction that you don't get it too hot.
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Old 07-05-2005, 10:10 AM   #4
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I just heat the pit, hose them off, and wipe them down. If something is stubborn, I get the wire brush and then hose again. I do it all right on the pit. I do that after every cook, and it works just fine. It's like a cast iron skillet.


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Tex so if I throw in an additional log at the end of the cook and open the vent 100% to get pretty hot that should do the trick? Then wipe out the residual grease out of the bottom?
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I just heat the pit, hose them off, and wipe them down. If something is stubborn, I get the wire brush and then hose again. I do it all right on the pit. I do that after every cook, and it works just fine. It's like a cast iron skillet.


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I tried a wire brush, but it seems like its still there. I saw that Zeeman on the Gator site made a cook this weekend and his grates looked new.

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Adrian, the grease is supposed to be " still there". You are really only trying to get the "cling-ons." You can never really get the thing 100% clean, but you don't really need to! W
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Old 07-08-2005, 07:46 PM   #7
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Adrian, My firebox is insulated so the intense heat doesn't really affect the outside. On my old pit (the same one TexLaw has) it took about a year for the paint on the side opposite the door to begin flaking. I just rubbed it down with oil when hot like a skillet. Now , the paint around the burners on the new pit came off the first time I used it! It gets quite hot there though! W
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