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Old 06-28-2006, 12:06 PM   #1
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Question Cleaning a Stainless Grill - need advice!

Hello to my dear friends! yes, I'm still on haiatus, but need help from you!

We just bought a new toy and need advice on cleaning it. It's a Jenn-Air Stainless Gas Grill. I'm not sure exactly what the best cleaning method for the grates & outside are yet, but was hoping one of you had more experience with it.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:09 PM   #2
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JKATH!!!!! It is so good to see you!!!! I can't wait till you are back here again.

That is a cool looking grill. I am not sure about cleaning it though. I bet there were directions that probably tell you how to do that. As for the grates inside, get yourself a wire grill brush. Get the cheapest one you can get. No need to spend $$$ on it as it will only last one season anyway. Use the brush before and after every time you use the grill. Make sure the grates are nice and hot when you scrub them too. That will help.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:10 PM   #3
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Hi, jkath!

Hope all is well with you guys. Looking forward to when you are back more often.

I use windex and papertowels to clean SS surfaces.

To clean the grates, turn on all the burners to high, close the lid and let it crank for 10-15 minutes. It will clean like the self-cleaning function on your oven. Then just open it up and brush off the ashes. If the grates are SS, they will discolor but will be clean.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:11 PM   #4
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What GB said. Just oil the grill before you start and then let it season naturally. If you don't like the "seasoning" thing, I have heard folks use Easy Off on their grills.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:19 PM   #5
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What ever you do, DO NOT USE ABRASIVES on the stainless steel. Stainless will be scratched by abrasives and scratches will make your brand spankin new grill look like heck in short order. There are stainless steel cleaners available commercially. My favorite is Cerama Bryte (http://www.ceramabryte.com/productLi...&CategoryID=36).

Also see:

http://housekeeping.about.com/od/ide...eelcleaner.htm

This will give you some tips and hints on cleaning and maintaining stainless steel surfaces.

I'm envious.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:21 PM   #6
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if the grates are porcelin (most are) you can throw em in the dishwasher.
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I would definately search around for a good restaurant supply store. Cleaning agents that we use in our restaurant cannot really be found at other places. If you spent the money on a Jenn-Air spend the money on the right equipment.
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Old 06-28-2006, 05:37 PM   #8
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WOW! Thanks all!!
I've not yet seen the ceramabryte - will look into that one, and Mark, I think you're right - a restaurant supply place would no doubt have the best products!
(ps - Mugsy - they're stainless too)

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Old 06-28-2006, 05:46 PM   #9
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The easiest method I know is still to place a bowl of amonia into a large plastic bag along with the grates. Close the bag and seal with string, or whatever. Leave overnight. Next day, untie the bag, remove the grates, wipe off with a damp paper towel. Your grates will look like new, without a lot of elbow-grease.

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ammonia?
Does the odor knock you over when you open the bag?
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