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Old 04-17-2006, 09:48 AM   #11
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It really is scary MM. And to think, what is not on the top of the grill was inside me
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Old 04-17-2006, 05:27 PM   #12
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The inside of a Charcoal grill can get well over 500 degrees if you're using natural (and heck, my 60k BTU gas grill goes *way* beyond that). No grills are painted on the inside--it'd just be a silly thing to do.

Best thing to do with regards to the buildup (I've found) is to get your hands on a pressure washer and blast the inside of the kettle/cylinder/grill roof about once a month. Using a brush is an awful lot like work. And grillin' aint supposed to be work.
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:32 PM   #13
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This is a gas grill, not charcoal, but the outside get almost as hot and are painted. I know it does not make much sense to paint the inside, but the paints can stand up to the heat.
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Old 04-17-2006, 08:04 PM   #14
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This is a gas grill, not charcoal, but the outside get almost as hot and are painted. I know it does not make much sense to paint the inside, but the paints can stand up to the heat.
Aye, but I meant that in more of a fusion type of way. Anytime you get that hot, whatever gets to the roof of the grill will basically fuse itself to the roof of the grill--or whatever is coated on it. And when stuff is taken off...whatever is fused to it is gonna come off with it.

Grills all have some form of an oil that is applied to the inside, but what it's called I'm not sure. It's one of the reasons they ask you to run your grill for 5-10 minutes on high heat when you first get it, though.
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Old 04-17-2006, 08:15 PM   #15
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One question..... Paint the INSIDE of the grill???? Why????
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:11 AM   #16
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Unless you see bare metal being exposed beneath the flakes, I believe it is indeed carbon build-up from using the grill, and not flaking paint.

I had the same experience with my Weber Genesis. The flakes were glossy and curled away. Every six months or so I removed everything from inside the grill and hosed it down thoroughly in the driveway. Most of the loose build-up came off.

It is interesting to me that I have only eperienced this symptom on the Weber, but I was very confident it was not paint, and therefore was not very concerned about it.

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Old 08-17-2006, 11:07 AM   #17
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I'm so glad I read this!!!! My smoker is peeling on the inside, now I know what it is. I did not want to throw it away or paint it!!!!! We have a pressure sprayer and I WILL be spraying it down - good question GB.
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Old 09-10-2006, 10:00 AM   #18
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I had the same reaction as rest of you when I first noticed what appeared to be peeling paint. As we now all know it's not paint at all and really doesn't much effort to get rid of it.

I personally think using a pressure washer is a bit much and unnecessary. Depending on the size of the pressure washer and how it's used a person can actually cause more damage than good.

Attached are two links to the Weber FAQ - one for gas grills and the other for charcoal. Also below is a cut and paste from the gas FAQ concerning the peeling residue. It also applies to charcoal grills.



Q. I see what I think is peeling paint inside the lid of my grill! What should I do?

A. Donít worry, itís not paint. The inside surfaces of our grill lids are not painted, they are coated with baked-on porcelain enamel which cannot peel. What you are noticing is a deposit of grease and smoke that collects during normal use. During use, the grease and smoke vapors slowly oxidize into carbon and collect on the inside of your lid. This deposit will eventually peel, and looks very similar to paint. The peeling normally starts in the center of the lid and spreads outward. It may come off in sheets or flakes, and is shiny on one side and dull on the other. These carbon deposits are non-toxic. But you might want to regularly remove the build-up. Fortunately, the peeling is easy to remove. Simply brush off all loose particles with a brass brush before you start grilling. To prevent future build-up, after every grilling session, while the grill lid is warmónot hotówipe it with paper towels or a mild soap-and-water solution.

http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/support/gasfaq.aspx

http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/support/charfaq.aspx
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:27 PM   #19
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I just had a Sears kenmore gas grill givin to me, i am restoring it, have it all tore down, cleand sanded and redy for paint i have rustolium high heat black.
What can i do about the inside it is flaked down to bare metal and badly oxidised.I used a wire wheel on a drill and cleand it, so can i paint it with the high heat stuff, its bare metal so i need to treat it so it dont oxidise again??????????
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:32 PM   #20
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Same here with mine, I just brush it off !!
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