quote:Originally posted by Jay1924:
Not sure what size the CB grates are, but here's an old oven cleaner trick. Spray the grates heavily with oven cleaner (the more caustic the better) and place them in a plastic garbage bag of some sort. Put them where they will be exposed to heat (in the sun is best) for several hours or even overnight. Then spray them off with hot water if possible. The remaining crud will be relatively easy to remove by scraping or scouring with a scotch-brite pad (wear rubber gloves). Anyway, works for my really cruddy grill grates.
Not a good idea on porous CB grates. This will kill the seasoning, and absorb some of the toxic spray. Because of past experience, I also don't use wire brushes (can leave a piece of bristle behind). I still use my scrapers and has been working OK