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Can I put my grill grates into my self-cleaning oven for cleaning?

Started 1375034779.863 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1375068754.737 by Silkeej

My gas grill grate is beyond scrubbing.

I was thinking of putting them inside my oven and using the "clean" setting.

Does anyone know why I wouldn't want to do this?

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LonestarBa­bs1375034978.41125 PostsRegistered 6/26/2011Dallas, TX

It sounds very dangerous. I never use the self-clean feature of my oven -- it gets to 500 degrees (or more) and that alone makes me nervous. I lived in an apt once where the next door neighbor caught the place on fire because of a self-cleaning oven and cleaning her grill grates. I would suggest you not do it. Check with a local merchant that specializes in outdoor grills to see how to best clean your grates.

The buildup of grease and other drippings is greater on your grill grates than could ever pile up in your oven -- you're adding very flammable material to a high temperature process. Not a good idea at all!!!! That stuff will liquify and create a smoky mess.

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house cat1375035711.7576497 PostsRegistered 8/23/2012Southern California

Okely dokely... that's all I had to hear. I'm off to do some scrubbing.

Thank you.

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Malihini1375039019.767772 PostsRegistered 8/25/2007Honolulu Hawaii

I would recommend you not do that! It is an accident waiting to happen.

I think that the Fuller Brush Co. has a product that helps with this, or you might try

spraying it with Easy Off oven cleaner. I would also check with a co. like Home Depot

and see if they have something that will help.

debc1375041314.893647 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009

I can't imagine the smoke that would cause. Have you just tried burning it off with your grill on high for a couple hours?

Cheese with that whine?

Kachina6241375041572.46319317 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
Try putting your grill plates in a large plastic bag. Lay it flat and add a bottle of sudsy ammonia and give it a good soak, then hose off.

Oops! Did I roll my eyes out loud?

Daysdee1375043122.34320304 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007

I think it would be risky to say the least.

Beauty$Jun­kie1375043378.27853 PostsRegistered 12/27/2008

The smoke alone will run you out of the house. Don't even consider this. You won't be able to stay in the house. The smoke will be thick you won't be able to see across the room. I would place them in a black garbage bag with some ammonia and seal it up overnight to loosen the buildup. That should really hep a lot.

JustJules1375043422.8239675 PostsRegistered 6/25/2013Land of Oz

Just run your grill for 30 minutes or so, without cooking any food. Then take a grill brush and scrub them off. That is what I do. The Q offered some grill toppers, I use those but didn't get them from the Q, got them from Lowe's for like $10 But yeah, would not suggest putting your gas grill grates in your self-cleaning oven ~ bad idea.

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Beebee21375043512.6434124 PostsRegistered 5/31/2009
On 7/28/2013 kachina624 said: Try putting your grill plates in a large plastic bag. Lay it flat and add a bottle of sudsy ammonia and give it a good soak, then hose off.

I've heard that suggested before by people who do it successfully. I don't know if I heard it suggested for grill plates in particular, but it was for greasy 'things'; I don't know what metals/materials shouldn't be exposed to ammonia, so that might be a consideration. It does sound like the best idea for easy cleaning if it is o.k. for the material involved.

I have a new gas range with iron grill burners and the recommendation that came with it was for a weekly white vinegar bath. Well, I did it a couple of times and then forgot about it and now have a buildup, so am going to check out the plastic bag/ammonia idea for my stove top. Thank you very much!

Nightowlz1375043581.3610557 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I agree with Jules5280. Let the grill heat up & use a grill brush. We have also used oven cleaner on ours outside & cleaned with a grill brush & hose.

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house cat1375066106.3836497 PostsRegistered 8/23/2012Southern California

Thanks, everyone. I took the first poster's advice and didn't do it. I posted the recipe for a non-toxic cleaner in another thread that I started. It worked wonderfully! I'm going to keep up with it from now on and not let it get so bad.

The recipe was for 1/2 cup baking soda and 4 tbs. dish liquid, mixed to a paste then add a bit of vinegar and stir. Paint it on the grill and let it sit for 15 minutes. I used a wad of aluminum foil to scrape it off. Worked great!

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Sister Gol­den Hair1375066795.1715296 PostsRegistered 7/18/2008

"Dawn Power Clean" overnight cleaning in 5 minutes dishsoap is the best I have found. Try soaking them in the Dawn. Then use a brush.

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Silkeej1375068754.737653 PostsRegistered 11/11/2007

I think you can but they will discolor, I have a gas range and when I use the clean cycle I remove my grates for that reason, I found the Fuller Brush Cleaner I bought from the Q did a great job on them.

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