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Postby rebapuck » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:52 am

It's time to set the timer for my self cleaning oven. Can I stick the cast iron grate for my Weber Q in to be cleaned? I leave my oven grates in.
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Re: Self Cleaning

Postby Tomterrific » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:42 pm

It might generate allot of smoke. It may also discolor the remaining chrome on the grate.

I have actually heard of people cleaning fouled spark plugs in a self cleaning oven so a grill should be easy, except for the smoke.

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Re: Self Cleaning

Postby tony.latham » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:29 pm

Can I stick the cast iron grate for my Weber Q in to be cleaned?


I'm going to stalk this post like Jack the Ripper. :frightened: We too have a Q.

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Re: Self Cleaning

Postby Spotman » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:45 pm

:thinking: Yes, following. Let us know how this comes out. My Q needs it too.





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Re: Self Cleaning

Postby tomhawk » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:24 pm

These grills are enamel coated? I have seen some descriptions of cleaning enamel coated dutch ovens in a self-cleaning oven. It seems to work.

That said I have some enameled cooking grates on my gas fired kitchen oven that I cleaned with ammonia. It is an easy procedure. Just put the item to be cleaned in a plastic bag and poor in some ammonia. Let it soak overnight or longer. The burned on stuff gets very soft and can be scrubbed off.
It is a bit smelly but it works on most of the dirt. I used it on my bbq grill too.
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Self Cleaning

Postby Pinstriper » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:10 am

I seem to remember instructions came with my weber that the grates could be cleaned in a self cleaning oven. I don’t recall whether that was the enameled ones or stainless bars.

Heck, my weber runs out above 700, which itself does a pretty fine job of cleaning the grates in the first place. I don’t expect a home oven would get much hotter on self clean.

Aaaand a quick google says self cleaning ovens run at 900+/-. So....


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Re: Self Cleaning

Postby hankaye » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:13 pm

Howdy All;

Pinstriper wrote:I seem to remember instructions came with my weber that the grates could be cleaned in a self cleaning oven. I don’t recall whether that was the enameled ones or stainless bars.

Heck, my weber runs out above 700, which itself does a pretty fine job of cleaning the grates in the first place. I don’t expect a home oven would get much hotter on self clean.

Aaaand a quick google says self cleaning ovens run at 900+/-. So....


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Re: Self Cleaning

Postby rebapuck » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:01 am

So, as a world class procrastinator, it took me a year to try this. It worked great. It did generate alot of smell. But the grate, covered in ash, rinsed clean.

Then I re-seasoned it in the oven. Brushed vegetable oil on and put it in the oven for about an hour at 300*. After three applications it was a bit sticky so I upped the temp to 350*. That seemed to do the trick.

Because a paper towel left bits on the grate, I used a cheap brush with the oil. Of course, it left bristles I had to pick off. Using the oil with a brush probably applied too much and it dripped off in the oven. Oh well. That will get cleaned up next time.
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Re: Self Cleaning

Postby rjgimp » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:50 am

rebapuck wrote:So, as a world class procrastinator, it took me a year...


Only a year? :roll:

I trust we'll see you at the next Procrastinators Anonymous meeting? Ehhrmmm... when is that scheduled again? :shrug:

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