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October 9th, 2017, 5:45 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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Excited to try this baby out. Upgrade from the little pit boss!

October 10th, 2017, 11:17 am
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Welcome aboard!

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October 16th, 2017, 4:45 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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Crzybm13 wrote:Excited to try this baby out. Upgrade from the little pit boss!


You made a good purchase, I have the same.

I'd recommend buying a builders vacuum to help cleaning the burnt ash.

I jetwash the plate and handle it with washable gloves or paper towel as I found using my regular leather charcoal gloves causes them to mould.

I now try to dishwasher the grills while they are still warm.

Don't forget the bloody bucket under the drain! I've forgotten a couple of times.

Good luck...

October 16th, 2017, 6:08 pm
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* Kingman ** Kingman *
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Dishwasher chrome grills is a bad thing.... Chemicals in dishwasher soap causes graying on the grates.

October 17th, 2017, 5:56 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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Conumdrum wrote:Dishwasher chrome grills is a bad thing.... Chemicals in dishwasher soap causes graying on the grates.



I thought they were stainless steel which I don't mind dishwashing and it's a lot easier than my old cast iron stuff. I also jet wash the grills and havn't noticed any whitening yet.

What are you doing to keep them clean.

October 18th, 2017, 9:26 am
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* Kingman ** Kingman *
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I give them a good hard rub with a stainless scrub pad while still warm after the cool down period. Gets the gunk off the top. When I do wash them, I put them in a tub in my back yard with hot water and Dawn soap. Let sit for a day them use a brush etc to scrub them. I don't do this every time, nor do I keep my 640 spotlessly clean. It's a smoker. Used to do that in the first year or so, but no need keep it clean like the kitchen counter.

October 21st, 2017, 3:02 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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October 22nd, 2017, 9:15 am
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* Kingman ** Kingman *
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Pretty good!

There are folks like that clean the smoker with a toothbrush I'm sure

Meh, I did a bunch of chickens 3 weeks ago, all I did was clean the grates with the stainless pad, closed the lid, and put the cover on once fully cooled.

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