We have a Brinkman gas grill with stainless steel hood, doors, and parts of
the frame. We'd like to give this a good cleaning, de-greasing, remove
some burnt on "varnish" areas, etc. However, we do _not_ want to scour the
finish or use any abrasives that would leave marks on the finish.
Any suggestions for a successful job?
I use heavy duty oven cleaner on stainless. It works fine on my stainless
cookware and range top. The issue with the grill may be keeping the cleaner
in place. I generally take large objects and put them in garbage bags,
spray them, and then close the bag for several hours. The old vanish rinses
I think you are thinking about "Barkeeper's Friend." However, it is
abrasive and will dull shiny surfaces. I would give the grill a good
overall cleaning with Dawn dishwashing liquid, then treat the stubborn
spots with oven cleaner. There are nonabrasive products you can buy
that are made specifically for cleaning grills, but these are not
"Greased Lighning"! Best damn de-greaser I've ever used.
Should be able to buy it at a grocery or discount store.
Just be sure to flush real well with water.
Rob (who isn't an employee of A&M Cleaning Products)
Take that sucker up to 700 to 800 degrees and burn the stuff off.
I don't want any cleaning chemicals anywhere near *my* barbecue grills.
Do you wash and scrub your cast iron pans and your wok?
Perhaps I should have been more specific. I was referring to cleaning
the *exterior* of the grill, not the grids inside. Those are enameled
cast iron which I brush first, then burn off. Worst case, I would put
the grids through a cycle in my self-cleaning oven.
It actually the cabinet part of the unit I need to clean.
Following up to my own post...
Thanks, all, for the great suggestions. I would probably go for the oven
cleaner, but quite a few areas of the stainless steel are adjacent to
enameled surfaces (not porcelain enamel), and I'm afraid it might ruin the
finish on these areas.
I already have Barkeeper's Friend, so that will be my first try. Also like
the ideas of the buffing pad and the degreaser mentioned.
I've already tried Dawn and it wasn't quite as effective as I had hoped.
Go to a restaurant supply shop and buy some SF-77. Spray that stuff on
with a spray bottle and all grease and stuff will melt right off. You
may want to dump some in hot water in a bucket and use a sponge type
scrubber for dishes to scrub if it doesn't dissolve fast enough for you.
just make sure you hose it off real good after scrubbing it down.
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