I want to clean the grease from my stove grills that sit above the burners,
and then apply a high-heat flat black paint.
The grills are cast iron and are flat black. First, what's the best thing
to remove the grease. I've tried Simple Green, TSP, and and automitive
degreaser, but they still feel greasy. Next, what temperature do these
grills get heated to? I can purchase a high-heat automitive paint that is
good for 1200 F, but I have no idea if this is high enough.
No paint will hold up on the grates. Best to oil them, season them, and let
them be. Besides, you don't want paint chips on your food.
Before you cook, turn the burner on high and let it rip for 10 minutes and
it will get rid of anything nasty, then just cook. Or clean them with heat
after and they are ready for the next time you cook. So what if they feel
greasy, they are sanitized.
On 8/7/2005 2:09 PM US(ET), Edwin Pawlowski took fingers to keys, and
typed the following:
Put a layer of heavy aluminum foil on the grills and tuck it under the
ends before turning the heat up high and it will turn the grease and
crud into a light gray powder. The foil will keep the maximum amount of
heat at the grill level.
I would just try and clean as much crud off as possible and stop at
that. I would not want to use anything on them that I would not eat, and
frankly I am not particularly fond of high temp paint. It is just below low
cal food on my list.
You don't want to paint those.
First, check the manual for maintenance tips.
If they're REALLY cast iron, run them through a self-cleaning cycle in
your oven. If they aren't, they'll be destroyed and you'll need to buy
new ones, so Check the Manual.
Afterwards, wipe them down with canola oil and leave them in a 350 oven
for an hour, then turn the oven off and let them cool before wiping off
whatever oil remains.
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