Cleaning Coated Cast Iron Grill Grates

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Originally Posted by Kestas
Seasoning works with material that has nooks and crannies on the surface, such as gray cast iron. The OPs grill is coated and likely has a smooth surface. You wouldn't season a stainless steel or aluminum pan, not that anybody uses them anymore.
Whoops, correct. My eyes breezed right over the word coated. I may have assumed he meant "coated with burned on stuff".
 

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Coated with both ! Vinegar made some progress … will do ammonia next.
 

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Have you tried Castrol Super Clean? It's like Easy-Off oven cleaner (lye) without the foaming action. I used it for all my stubborn cooking grease cleanups.
 
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Go the hardware store and get a bottle of lye ( drain cleaner). You may have to ask for it as some places keep it behind the counter thanks to the meth cookers. Mix a cup in a couple gallons of water and soak for a few days. You black stuff will brush right off.
 
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