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    For simplicity, ease of use, cost and performance, it is hard to be the Q series of grills.
    Grills and guns are a lot alike. While one would usually suffice and you can only use one a time, each grill/gun is better in certain situations.

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    Got the new burner in and fired up and it definitely makes a difference. I'm seeing close to a 50 degree temp increase and - more importantly to me - the grates are being more evenly heated. I now no longer have as many cool spots, so I have more space to sear things off.

    I would not say that it heats up demonstrably faster though.

    Now. How the heck do I clean this thing?!?! I've scraped all the grease out of the firebox, but I'd like to clean the exterior and the underside of the grate. I tried the usual household cleaners and the power washer and the grill just laughed at me....

    I can try a more aggressive tip on the power washer, but I'd prefer to find something people have had success with before.

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    A drill with a wire wheel, kitchen steel wool, a screwdriver. All things I have used on cast iron grates.
    Grills and guns are a lot alike. While one would usually suffice and you can only use one a time, each grill/gun is better in certain situations.

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    I use a ss painters brush. All I have ever needed. Course I haven't let my grate rust either.

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    I turn my grate over and get it hot. The carbon comes off pretty well then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    A drill with a wire wheel, kitchen steel wool, a screwdriver. All things I have used on cast iron grates.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Curtis View Post
    I use a ss painters brush. All I have ever needed. Course I haven't let my grate rust either.
    Quote Originally Posted by LMichaels View Post
    I turn my grate over and get it hot. The carbon comes off pretty well then
    The grates aren't rusted, so that's a plus. I'll try flipping them over and scraping as normal next....

    For the actual grill top itself - any thoughts? There is baked on brown residue on the top of the grill. Honestly, I think it's burnt on dust and dirt, because there is no way that I would have gotten food there.

    Maybe an orange cleaner and let it sit for awhile?

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    Those light colored tops tend to get stained pretty easily. I personally wouldn't worry about it too much unless you just can't stand it. Probably your only option if it won't come off with scrubbing is to repaint it.

    Here are a couple Q2xx that I did last summer:



    Grills and guns are a lot alike. While one would usually suffice and you can only use one a time, each grill/gun is better in certain situations.

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    I use good old ammonia and it gets it pretty darn clean. A scrub brush helps with the texture also

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