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Old 07-22-2011, 12:24 PM   #11
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Well, my fiance "rescued" a bbq from the neighbours who were trying to throw it our because the element inside was burnt out.
Element burnt out? This screams ELECTRIC GRILL to me, and I don't think I would build a fire in it and cook food for human consumption unless all the electrical components have been removed.

To clean it, I would go buy a can of oven cleaner, spray it thoroughly inside and out, let it sit for a few hours, then wipe it clean.

That said, you can buy a charcoal burning grill brand spanking new for less than the cost of your labor, at minimum wage, to clean this one up. Run over to K-Mart or Wally World and buy a servicable unit for under 45 bucks American.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:21 PM   #12
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My gas BBQ also broke and I just removed the burners and piping and used charcoal in it. Still works fine, my mom is using it now that I have a new one. If you've cleaned of most of the dirt make a charcoal fire in it with the grill on and brush the grill clean while hot, it works better than trying to do it when it's cold.
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Chuck it and just get a Weber. :))
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