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Old 04-30-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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Actung! Achtung!
Clean up on Burner Three!
okay, so right up front lets get this out of the way:
I'm not a pristine clean freak.
sometimes I just let it slide a bit.

here's what happens after deep snows bury the charcoal grill and the desperate cook sears stuff and does an oven finish.... salmon seems to be the worst offender....


40 minutes and a modicum of elbow grease later:

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Old 04-30-2014, 05:03 PM   #2
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BKF is great stuff no doubt!

I recommend picking up a bottle of Dawn Power Dissolver. Spray it on the offending areas and walk away for 15-30 minutes. Most of the stuff will easily wipe out! Then you finish off the tough stuff with BKF. A lot less effort than 100% BKF.

Also, get yourself some blue scrubber sponges. They work better than a dish cloth.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:38 PM   #3
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I hate my glass-top stove but BKF has come to my rescue. If I have scorched on grease, I'll make a little paste from it and use a Dobie pad to scrub the crud off. My glass-top looks brand new if you don't see the tiny chips Himself put in when scraping crud with the tip of a pocket knife.
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:59 PM   #4
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BKF is great stuff no doubt!

I recommend picking up a bottle of Dawn Power Dissolver. Spray it on the offending areas and walk away for 15-30 minutes. Most of the stuff will easily wipe out! Then you finish off the tough stuff with BKF. A lot less effort than 100% BKF.

Also, get yourself some blue scrubber sponges. They work better than a dish cloth.
BKF is awesome, but I LOVE Dawn Power Dissolver! You just reminded me to check my bottle, there's only about a third left. Added it to my list.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:02 AM   #5
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I hate my glass-top stove but BKF has come to my rescue. If I have scorched on grease, I'll make a little paste from it and use a Dobie pad to scrub the crud off. My glass-top looks brand new if you don't see the tiny chips Himself put in when scraping crud with the tip of a pocket knife.
Oh, noooo!
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:08 AM   #6
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Oh, noooo!
Have you given any thought to scraping him off the floor?
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:51 AM   #7
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No I haven't Addie, but I've thought about wiping the floor up WITH him!
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:51 AM   #8
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I don't normally let it get so far gone - but now and then....

I'll keep the Dawn tip in mind - thanks!
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:11 AM   #9
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Yeah, Dawn Power Dissolver...works great! It's also the reason I don't let Shrek wash my DeBuyer pans.
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If you don't have any BKF, baking soda does a pretty darn good job with a damp rag or scrubber. I would have been able to get that skillet clean with baking soda. It would just take a bit more elbow grease than BKF.
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