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    Default Cleaning your braai grid

    Do you clean your braai grid after each session?

    Do you clean your braai grid monthly?

    Do you use a wire brush?

    Do you use half an onion?

    Or do you clean nothing and just keep using that puppy again and again and again and again?

    Personally I have started cleaning mine in the shower, after each use!
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Over the flames to burn off the old fat. Then a brush with a wire brush. That is all.
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Dishwashing liquid with boiling hot water for the stainless steel grid after each braai. Swambo threatened to also just "clean" the dishes over the fire.
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter Hugo View Post
    Dishwashing liquid with boiling hot water for the stainless steel grid after each braai. Swambo threatened to also just "clean" the dishes over the fire.
    Like this, I always braai on a clean grid. Always. I'm not a savage!

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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Greetings,

    There is some opinion that a broken piece of bristle from a wire brush can cause serious problems if swallowed. Maybe not something one hears about, but nasty all the same.

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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Over the flames to burn off the old fat. Then a brush with a wire brush. That is all.
    x 2

    Use brass

    Builders has some nice ones
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Throw it on the flames. Thats about as clean as I need it to be.
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    I put the normal steel one on the fire, wire brush and wipe with news paper before meat goes on.
    I also have a stainless steel one with the slide down handle, put that in the dishwasher

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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    I'm in the class of braai devotees who think cleaning grids is only for interior decorators and people who call their wife "Sir". I also hate spending money on stuff I can do or make myself. More specifically, upwards of R800 for a shallow plastic box.
    Recently, however, someone shamed me by drawing attention to my very grungy braai grid. So here's my solution: build a shallow box from cheap hardboard with wood spacers wide enough to admit your grid, keeping one end open to insert the grid (duh).
    Place the grid in a waterproof garbage bag, insert it carefully into your homemade cleaning box, standing it upright, then pour in the Sunlight/water mixture (or whatever) and leave it for a day or two for the gunge to (theoretically, anyway) float away. Spend the R800 you saved on interesting fermented beverages.
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    1. 1st pass below immediately after braaing.
    2. Then a quick spray down with water, and clean with sunlight if necessary.
    3. Next braai, put on hot braai and wire brush clean to get a nice sear on the steak or chops.

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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Interesting product https://gridbuddy.co.za

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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    R1k . No thanks.
    I saw a similar product at plastic warehouse for R350 and even then I thought it's a lot for a piece of plastic.
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Betta View Post
    Interesting product https://gridbuddy.co.za
    R1200 for the 700cm and R1500 for the 1m one.

    I personally have never seen anyone that dedicated to a clean grid other than scraping the crud off the top.

    And even if you do want it sparkling clean no wash box with some degreaser and a few integrated brushes will get it clean. You need to put your back into it with metal scrapers, screwdrivers and wire brushes, to get that welded on carbonized stuff off.
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Chuck the grid on the fire

    Steel brush just before the meat goes on.

    Anything more than that, you may as well wear gloves.

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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Chuck the grid on the fire

    Steel brush just before the meat goes on.

    Anything more than that, you may as well wear gloves.
    Or put your meat in a pan on the stove.

    Dad built me a stainless braai with a mild steel grid.

    After every braai I do not clean it. The fat protects the mild steel against rust and the braai is 7 years old.
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Chuck the grid on the fire

    Steel brush just before the meat goes on.

    Anything more than that, you may as well wear gloves.
    And wear a mask and use hand sanitiser before and after touching the meat....
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Betta View Post
    Interesting product https://gridbuddy.co.za
    And after ths you need to buy the Gridbuddy cleaner @ R999 to clean the Gridbuddy after every grid wash!
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Interesting no one has mentioned news paper. I expect it is mostly because no one reads them any-more, or use them to light a fire.

    When I was a laatije, if you couldn't light the fire with newspaper you were a light weight... Same newspaper was used to clean the grid.

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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigWatt View Post
    Interesting no one has mentioned news paper. I expect it is mostly because no one reads them any-more, or use them to light a fire.

    When I was a laatije, if you couldn't light the fire with newspaper you were a light weight... Same newspaper was used to clean the grid.

    Sommer so.
    Post #8. I also only use newspaper after burning the grid on the fire. But I'm just about out of newspaper, so will probably have to get a bronze or stainless wire brush. Because of low newspaper stocks, I had to resort to firelighters for starting the fireplace fire....had two already this autumn
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    Default Re: Cleaning your braai grid

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
    Post #8. I also only use newspaper after burning the grid on the fire. But I'm just about out of newspaper, so will probably have to get a bronze or stainless wire brush. Because of low newspaper stocks, I had to resort to firelighters for starting the fireplace fire....had two already this autumn
    Sorry, I missed that.

    Funny though, fire-lighters these days are less expensive than most newspapers except the free community ones which are stuffed with adds on shiny paper which aren't good for anything..

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