The safest way to clean a grill, no metal to send you to the hospital

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  1. Fringe

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  2. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The safest way to clean a grill...is not to have one! :p

    (This also applies to ovens.)
     
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  3. Fringe

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    I agree on that point
     
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  4. Tenacity

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    Get a medium size garbage bag that has a draw string. A metal bowl. One gallon of ammonia.

    Put the grill in the bag in your back yard (assuming you have one) or otherwise outside. Place the bowl in the bag. Get something to be a post so the bag is like a "tent."

    Very carefully pore the ammonia into the bowl, hold your breath. Close the bag a and leave for a day or so. Wipe the grill off.
     
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  5. Cutie McWhiskers

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    Oh wow, a $2 brush!

    Just do what Al Bundy does: Never clean it, never take out the ashes. Until someone trips over it and they have to find replacement ashes... that episode was so wrong... but at least American comedy circa 1990 was finally catching up to all the ribald British comedies from 1975 and then some...
     
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  6. Santaman

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    Ah safest.. umm.. no idea but fastest would be sulfuric acid I think.. :biggrin:
     
  7. XCV330

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    Does cleaning a grill often send people to the hospital? I've never felt myself in danger.
     
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  8. { Emilia }

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    My solution: Wrap the pieces in damp newspapers and leave them outdoors over night. Remove newspapers. Done.
     
  9. Santaman

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    ^^ That sounds absolutely safe and efficient.. so we're absolutely NOT going to do that, we'll have to come up with a combination of napalm, an angle grinder and dynamite.. :D oh and death lasers! :biggrin:
     
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  10. XCV330

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    Could mix tetramethylethylenediamine with red fuming nitric acid in the grill. While it’s true that the fumes during the process would be highly toxic, the reaction is hypergolic. As long as you can escape before being incinerated and the grill does not melt, it might consume all the fat and carbon deposits on the grill as well as your eyebrows.


    Let me add this was a joke.

    Seriously don’t do this
     
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  11. Santaman

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    I like the way you think.. :shifty::D:biggrin:
     
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  12. scotpens

    scotpens Professional Geek Premium Member

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    I say we nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
     
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  13. Santaman

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    That IS a valid way of cleaning it but I would like to avoid the fallout and the noise complaints of the neighbours.. :p
     
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  14. Silvercrest

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    Now you tell me! What am I gonna do about my eyebrows?